Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas to all

hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, relaxing and productive New Year.

Monday, 19 December 2011

At last!

At last after a lot of hard work the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter (where I work) has been unlocked and re-opened. Personally I think it's stunning and am very pleased with all our efforts. There were a few sleepless nights thinking of the correct shape for hips and busts!!!! but well worth it. If any Distant Stitchers are in the area anytime and want a guided tour but particularly the textiles and costume I would love to see you.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Better to be busy than bored!

i have been busy believe it or not but the November sketchbook challenge has slipped and it is unlikely i will get to do anymore with this. i started with the best will in the world with the above sketch of a pile of bowls and cups/saucers however thats as far as it goes! Musem opening and lace and Brewhouse have taken over (more on these another day). However i do hope to work on Sian's competition which sounds fun.
seeing Sian's drawing for her 'o' level(?) reminded me of something i did many years ago too, an illustration of a hearty english breakfast reflected and distorted in shiny teapot. back to the lace now!