2015 will be good, not least because I have rewritten these favourite words on the studio wall ‘the artist herself determines the course of her journeys of discovery’, shamefully I can’t remember where I lifted this quote from (an artists book or catalogue?) but although I can’t credit the writer I can, and do regularly, salute the inspiration!
Very excited to be having a solo show ‘Curious Nature’ at Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh this December. My head is full of new work, much inspired by the exotic plants I saw in the glass houses at Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. A return trip to Kew Gardens is high on the list now, and then I need to get more of this work from my head and onto the studio tables!
It is time to fire up my ‘new’ old kiln (and stand back!), time to melt wax, stitch thread, bend wire, gold leaf glass and even stretch some canvases. Just a few lovely distractions in the next two weeks; teaching a millinery short course at West Dean College, and showing my S/S hat collection to Harrods.
So you see, still wearing two hats in January, (dreadful pun but too tempting) but look out February, ‘the artist herself……..etc etc’