The access to my computer is now non existent because of a pesky virus so I have not been visiting all of you as I usually do.....apologies.......here is a peek at some photos of Brighton yesterday ( I am on Joss' puter at the moment ...thanks Joss)....Normal service will be resumed shortly ....x
just a colourful pic of a God's Eye I made to get your attention for my winners announcement ........ .......The winners of the OWOH .... And the First prize goes to Thespoena And Ive added some runners up who will receive an ATC .... the second place is CalejThe third is Michaele and last but not least Paper BagleyPost out to you all soon..........thanks for everyone who entered........xx
here is updated post with links to the winner's blogs ... Jim was supporting Martin Carthy last night at a gig at Andover Lights so we had to zoom out after work for sound checks etc .....oh the glamorous life of a groupie !!....check out Martin Carthy he is a famous UK traditional folk singer and Jim was chuffed to get the support slot ...Jim looked VERY cool on stage in his new 'Titfer'....when I get an appropriate lead for my new phone then I will post up his pic on stage ........x
Oh it's so hard just having one winner when you are all so lovely and have left such wonderful comments on my work ...I am so lucky to have such fantastic blog friends old and new .......Thank you all for visiting and leaving comments ........I used a random number generator and Jill's Recycled Daze number came up ........winging its way to you Jill....xx (stayed tuned though I will be having another one soon) In the meantime here's some of my framed work (that's posh !!) for you to have a look at and a YouTube of Enya singing 'I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble halls'Inspiration for this first piece ......beautiful song.........xx
This song comes from 'The Bohemian Girl'an Opera first produced in London 1843 a Synopsis curtesy of wiki...
Act 1 Polish noble, Thaddeus, in exile in Austria, joins a band of gypsies. He saves Arline, the infant daughter of Count Arnheim, from being killed by a deer. The count, in gratitude, invites him to a banquet, where Thaddeus refuses to toast a statue of the Austrian Emperor, instead splashing it with wine, and escapes from his enraged host with the help of his gypsy friend Devilshoof, who kidnaps Arline.
Act 2 Twelve years have elapsed. Arline can only vaguely remember her noble upbringing. She and Thaddeus are sweethearts, but the Gypsy Queen is also in love with him. Arnheim's nephew Florestein falls in love with Arline (not recognising her), but the Queen plants a medallion stolen from Florestein on Arline. Florestein recognises the medallion and has her arrested. She is tried before the Count. who recognises the scar left on her arm from the deer attack.
Act 3 Arline is at a ball in her father's castle, where she feels nostalgic for her Romany upbringing and for her true love. Thaddeus breaks into the castle through a window and pleads for her hand. He eventually wins the trust of the count whom he insulted twelve years ago, and the Count gives them his blessing. The Gypsy Queen stalks Thaddeus to the castle and tries to break in through the same window to kill Arline with a musket and kidnap Thaddeus. Before she can execute her plan, however, Devilshoof tries to wrest the weapon from her hands and she is accidentally killed in the scuffle.
I can post up these pics now of some new work as Jan from Laughing dogs has received it...We did a heart swap....also some new ATCs and postcards ....Ive been a busy bunny.............x ATCs for swaps on my Flickr ...........x
Yup it's been a WHOLE year today since that first nervous tentative step into Blogland ...and here I am a whole year later with friends all over the world .......Its been a great year so inspiring..... visiting all your amazing blogs and making some brilliant new friends..so thank you all for welcoming me into blogland and here's to the next one ........a little giveaway for my followers I will put some extra surprises into the purse...just leave a comment to enter will draw it next Friday .....love from me !!....xx
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....
I have been a Textile artist all my life but only been trying to make a living from it since I was made redundant from my teaching job last year. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.