I have had to learn the art of trust.
I put it onto the hands of Glasgow School of Art digital fabric printing team.
They took my jpegs and turned them into substance, into something tangible.
It was a good decision as I am seriously loving how its come out. Really.
I am so excited!
It has been transforming to see my ideas go from my sketchbook to digital to fabric. And hopefully when I've worked it out, to a skirt.
I'm keeping it moving forward.
Saturday, 20 September 2008
I am just coming up to the last stretch.
Its been emotional.
I'm going to be really busy soon: making, stitching, cutting, stretching, delivering.
I feel settled when I'm working and it been an unsettling time of late. I am in unknown territory getting ready for a gallery show - I have simply no idea how its going to be.
I like surprises...
Thursday, 11 September 2008
I’ve actually been right here all along.
I’ve been caught up elsewhere, but I guess that what Summer is all about.
I have made a list of some of the really great things that have kept me elsewhere for 127 days
Putting up 41 Art School shows
Seeing Jamie win an award
Meeting and working with one of my all time creative heroes
Spending the day in the sunshine at Walberswick with Joab, Verity & Albie
Looking after Elizabeth & Joe while my poor tired sister slept
Celebrating Ben & Vickys wedding – they arrived by boat!
Camping out by the sea in our new VW Camper
Watching the cats play fighting in the sunshine
Dinner & drinks with in London with Nick
Pleased as punch at the rather unexpected early arrival of Miss Holly Iona Hodgson
Seeing Wendy & Tim so happy
Printing 5 metres of fabric in my own design by hand installing it in the van
Dancing to the Disco Shed at Latitude festival
Watching Emma walk up the aisle with bare feet and flowers in her hair
Getting good news
Helping Liz with her HUGE boat installation and celebrating her private view
Realising I could live pretty well without sugar
Knowing I can rely on Noelle in times of great upset
Being so proud of Jim, playing in front of 30,000 people at The Big Chill
Drinking Champagne with Mel as she dressed for her marriage to Kali
Watched the amazing Carnival Collective at Festinho
Reaching the deadline
I have lot to be grateful for.