We knew the gallery in Aberdare were planning to produce a brochure for our exhibition which opened last Saturday but we hadn't seen a copy until it arrived in the mail today. What a fantastic job they have done. I just had to share a few of the pages with you!
It's difficult to photograph the brochure very well because the pages are so shiny and reflective. Not that I'm complaining - glossy paper gives the colours real depth. On first glance it looks as though there is quite a bit of text but it's actually just brief descriptions in 2 languages - we've exhibited in Wales before but it's still a treat to see your own words translated into Welsh!
Funny how scale in a photograph can play tricks on you - the crow painting illustrated on the left is about 30cms square whereas the enormous painted cherries quilt on the right is a couple of metres tall! Some visitors who have only seen the brochure may be surprised when they come face to face with the real things!
Painting a single cherry onto a tiny wooden panel last Sunday was a good deal quicker than painting these cherries which are as big as footballs!
These pages show 2 of Laura's painted quilts. The piece on the left is about a metre square if I remember correctly. The one on the right is 35 cms square. You have no idea of that from the picture do you? Sometimes the camera can deceive!
I've spent most of today in the studio, still working on the highly secret garments for the fashion show. I'm grateful there were no cameras to record it but I think you'd have been amused if you could have spied on me. I had 3 machines on the go pretty much all day. An overlocker, a sewing machine and an embroidery machine. I can set the embroidery machine to do it's own thing and be sewing either on the ordinary machine or the overlocker while it does. If the bleeper on the embroidery machine lets me know a thread colour needs changing or the bobbin has run out I can scoot across the room on my wheely office chair without even having to stand up. It's hardly aerobic exercise so why am I so exhausted at the end of the day?
Oh well, onwards and upwards! Talk to you soon - Linda