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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Quick Glimpse...




...of my conservatory, all dressed up for Open Studios. Actually, I've moved things around a bit since then, but you get the general idea, I'm sure. There are paintings on the walls, too, more photos to follow over the next few days...and of course, the studio is bedecked, too. Robin's comment was 'No wonder we have no room in the house'.

It's been an interesting time, this. I'm waiting to be interviewed by a village website , who want to feature local Open Studios artists. I don't live in that village, but it is close by, and our doctors' surgery is there, so I go quite often. Given that it's my first ever Open Studio, I'm pleased to have had about fifteen visitors in the first couple of days, most of them textile people. So it's no surprise that some of my cloth has sold, and enquiries have been made about workshops. We had wine and nibbles on Sunday, a very civilised way to spend an afternoon, sipping chilled white and talking about art. This Sunday, though, will have a different feel. Probably more wine, I admit, but also cake, as it's my birthday, and I like an excuse to have a BIG cake!

The painting featured here is untitled, though if anyone has a title suggestion, I'm always willing to listen. It's a very peaceful oil, with lots of texture. See what you think. To my surprise, there are more painted and mixed media pieces than there are textiles, but then I'm not showing things that will feature in Exquisite Evolon, which is most of my current output. So there'll be lots of textiles to see next year, and at Festival of Quilts, too.

10 comments:

Sweetland Retreat said...

Not only is your art and fabric beautiful but what a beautiful space!! Fantastic!!
-Jamie

AtHomeWithSewSuzanne said...

Beautiful space. Good luck on the interview!

Heather said...

Good luck with the Open Studios - your conservatory looks very interesting. I have just taken part in a similar event, sharing the venue of a friend. We both enjoyed ourselves but found it exhausting.

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy your cake...I'm glad to hear you're going for large! The space and the work look wonderful and I wish I lived a bit closer so I could visit too.

Audrey said...

I love the painting and your space!!

June said...

Marion,

What a wonderful painting. I saw it on Facebook and had to see the larger version of it. Startling, too, although it's simplicity contains movement that's all yours.

Congrats on the success of the Open Studio --- many more.......

gloria said...

"Pegasus In A Windstorm" that is my suggestion, Marion. The conservatory looks great!

Leslie said...

Wow, so wish I could come and poke about. Your work looks amazing in it's setting.

Myfanwy said...

So glad it all went well. Love the painting too. It reminds me of a new day dawning - and there is always one tomorrow.

conservatory cleaning west yorkshire said...

wow, loooks really good. Many congrats