There may not be an official competition but if there is one somewhere, I would like to enter, please. I figure I am a shoe-in for the title and any possible “awards” that might go with it… hmm, possibly a day book? or one of those clocks that beeps as time goes by? (wouldn’t that be annoying!) or in my case maybe a month to month calendar! Anyways here I am tossing my hat in the ring for the title of Worlds Worst Blogger- or maybe most unreliable blogger would be a better fit.
Enough whining here’s all the excuses- oops, all the things I have been up to this past month. Since I last wrote I have made it home to Vancouver, which seems like ages ago now. I arrived home just in time ( I do mean just!) for the North Shore Arts Crawl, which for me meant the studio was open even if my eyes weren’t. Thankfully Elizabeth Harris had everything in hand and set up for the show and all I had to do was swan in and chat with the visitors.
I can only plead jet lag and exhaustion and admit that there are no images from the event, sorry about that. But it was wonderful to see everyone who made it to the studio for a visit. There is a bit of info about the crawl here.
I did make it home just in time for some of the spring flowers, the magnolia tree in the front yard was gorgeous.
In fact it gave me a boost on some new work…. but I can’t tell you much yet, the opening for Sanctuary is coming up fast and I don’t want to steal my own thunder. The show is here in North Vancouver and I am working with 2 very talented ladies exploring nests- actually, a whole new look at nests and what they stand for. It’s been fascinating so far and I feel I am just scratching the surface of a subject that could occupy my mind for a very long time. I am working all hours to get everything ready. I am hooked on this subject, each completed piece leads me to more and more ideas, I love it when that happens!
Here’s a little peek of one of the pieces in progress….
It’s finished now and I promise to show images of this and all the others once the show opens… honest!
Not only is this a very late in arriving blog it’s a bit boring as well, there’s a lot of stuff coming up that I can’t talk about yet-
I have a new project about to go up on the Mettler website, June 3rd is the date for that.
Six and Friends are heading to Wales, or at least the Orientation exhibition is. I have two new pieces scheduled to join the show at the Minerva Arts Center in Llanidloes, Wales. You can follow along with the SiX and Friends blog and find out what we are all up to, they are all much better bloggers than I am.
I am heading back to the UK in August for Festival of Quilts (yup, it’s that time of the year again) some teaching and catching up. I have two new workshops to offer this year which means new samples.
…and of course Sanctuary opens June 13th at CityScape Gallery in North Vancouver.
So now that you know where I am and that I am head down and making, I will sign off and get back to it.
Bye for now, Catherine
Catherine, Your black and white work just amazes me. I know that you do al that shading with little dots of ink and you do it so well. The effect is just wonderful. I could look at that nest for a long time without tiring of it. Really good work, even if you are too busy to show us very often:-)
How do I get in touch with you? Our guild (in Greater Vancouver) is interested in having you come for a presentation.
My goodness, no wonder you don’t have time to blog. The magnolia is beautiful and your drawing is amazing. Look forward to seeing more.
My goodness but you have been busy creating. No wonder you have had not time to blog. Love the work you are doing; only wish I could draw like that.