"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Thursday 12 May 2011

distractions ...

recently there have been so many distractions in my life
most of them have been nice ones but
I'm afraid my blog here has suffered some neglect

we finished the renovations on our cottage (finally)
been away to Exeter and Dartmouth and
had family staying with me here in St. Ives
but I'm back now!

I've committed to making an art quilt for Festival of Quilts 2011
and signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2012

my chosen theme is "in 10 minutes"

I've started a new blog
to help keep all my plans, thoughts, process and progress in one place as I think it will help me to focus on the project
as starting points for my work I am using
my own photos relating to Smeatons Pier in St. Ives harbour
and inspiration found on my recent trip to see the work
of artist Simon Starling at The Tate

I will be blogging here again soon (probably over the weekend or early next week). I've got much to share in the way of inspiration from my recent trip to the art galleries in Dartmouth, photos of Dartmouth and St. Ives and lots of new work that came out as a result of my ramblings including new textile art hearts, hand made beads and mixed media collages and cards

I do hope you have an inspiring and creative weekend ahead
Carolyn ♥