Sunday, December 31, 2006

End of 2006

This time last year my aim was to exhibit my work again. I've had my work in seven shows in 2006, appeared in a artzine, won £100 at the Stockport Open and sold a print at the Sefton Open, I've also sold at least one piece of ceramic at the Saltburn gallery so a very pleasing year. I've also done the screen printing course at Hot Bed Press, a photoshop course at FACT, the collagraph course at Wrexham and the night school class. In the midle of all this I've moved house & been bogged down by a load of decorating and related crap. The pic on the right is a bloody 'to do' list I was working my way throught earlier this month. I hope now, I'll have more time to spend on my work. I'll go back o Wrexham & keep visiting Alan's studio but the rest I can do at home. The first show of 2007 is in the planning - let's hope its a good year.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Hols are not productive YET!

Was hoping to get some stuff done over the break or at least a bit of thinking but no real chance yet, looked back at old work, it's mistakes offer possibilities . . can't think what yet.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Last evening class & first opportunity of 2007

Night school finsihed this week, This is the first chance I've had to update blog since, been busy with work Xmas do, aniother Snow patrol gig and other Xmassy things. Did an engraving on prespex. not bad, might develop it further, sorry to say goodbye to the people on the class, they were all nice. But only one lady is interested in coming back next term so looks like the course won't be running.

Also got an email from the Egg offering me a place in group show March/April. I'll deffo say Yes to that. More as it happens!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Last session in Wrexham

No mid week night school this week since I chose to see the Future of Sound perfoamce at FACT instead. Today last of the Wrexham sessions, very good course. Will try and go to open access in teh new year, 10th Jan onwards. Just made a few drypoints on card, easy to do and quite pleasing to do. Might develop this work next year & see where I can take it.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Penultimate session in wrexham

Did a bit more work on last week's prints, the dragon flys look at bit like the angle of the north, that was unintentional let me tell you! Haven't even seen the bloody thing with my own eyes. Anyway lack of preparation caused some struggle today, mental tussel based on feeling inadequate, that's what's brought me down and trapped me for so long. Perpahs just not in the mood, been doing too much lately, haven't even made any Xmas cards yet. Only a select few will receive them anyway. Usually its just pearls before swine!

Friday, December 01, 2006


No evening class on wednesday cos I went to see Snow Patrol at the MEN and very good they were too! They are now in my friends in myspace. Two more wrexham sessions left, lets see how I get on tomorrow, Might take the fish woodcut.