Thursday, December 8, 2016

End of the year Happenings.

There has been quite a focus on the ARTS as we head towards the end of 2016.

FIBRESPACE Inc. textile artists recently held a retreat/ workshop weekend at THE PLATFORM gallery. Around 30 people attended including visitors from Lapland with whom we have formed a collaboration.
Every space in the gallery was well utilised and the great space was appreciated by everyone involved.
You can follow the FIBRESPACE journey at

Part of the Lapland connection includes research into how women in marginal places use The Arts to enrich their lives.

The new project theme is " DABULOUS" (dabbling in the fabulous)  and we also have the addition of ... sisu ya taito (persistence, resilience and skill ) the latter being offered by our visitors from Lapland.
Without giving too much away, as my thoughts grapple with new ideas, I have begun the process of developing my own fabric designs that I will have printed and available for use in my piece.

The new PLATFORM GALLERY space is ready for Christmas, I love the colour and vibrancy of this new space. 
Here you can see examples of my printed, felt and hand painted scarves, mugs and bags. 

My pastels have been selling well and with the added work of maintaining the new gallery space I have found it quite challenging to keep up the routines that ensure I regularly produce new pieces. 

As new members become more confident in their involvement with the gallery I should get a bit more time to myself to play with the things I love.