The poster

Exhibitions, Mother and Child

Photo shoot today at the studio, so more new images to post and work to write about, once they’ve been uploaded and edited. The ‘Mother and Child’ collection is almost finished and ready for a fantastic exhibition coming up in December.

The journey of motherhood parallels life, it has its ups and downs, highs and lows. My two boys are diverging in their affections of me at present. My youngest is smothering in his kisses and cuddles and albeit, a natural charmer, he is still at the age where he loves me to the moon and back. My eldest has hit the point where when I say “I love you” there is no more, ‘to infinity and beyond’, but a muffled “Okay” in response. It feels to early but I think, as a Cancerian I will need to manage cutting the invisible umbilical cord step by step, although it never feels gentle. The changes are strange, it’s hard to imagine that my youngest will ever start to detach himself from me. Perhaps, he won’t it’s just the nature of their characters or the eldest/youngest child difference. Each stage of mothering has the joys and the challenges. It’s the summer holiday ‘joy’ a the moment. I am deliberately having a positive mindset. Of course, they will never be theses ages again and their infancy is starting to seem like a dream.

I am so excited about this exhibition, still a little while off but time increasingly seems to pass with speed. Not only is this relatively local to us, the space will set off each piece and seeing them all together in a glorious collection will be amazing. Took time to get this poster right but well worth it.

exhibition poster

When dreams become reality, setting up the studio.

Colour, Making, Relationships

It has been a while since I have written, and not for want of writing. Daily life has been busy and other things have taken over my need for writing in the evenings. There could be a thousand words to write against these images but I think they speak for themselves and for now they tell the story of the progress over the last few weeks.

studio day 1

‘Day 1’

building

‘Building workbench 2, all in a days work’

workbench

‘Taking shape’

painting

‘Painting’

studio progress

‘Last touches of paint’

reflection

‘Through the window’

studio relfection

‘Reflection’

sculptures in studio

‘Sculptures ready’

desk

‘Desk in working order’

studio 1

‘Clean and tidy’

studio stage 1

‘Giving the sculptures their space’

stuido image sent

‘Wall of tools’

finish 1

‘How did Van Gough get in their?’

wall built

‘addition of an internal wall for spray room’

wall built side

‘Husband very proud of his handy work’

finish 2

‘Looking good’

finish 3

‘Photo shoot’

studio finish

‘Studio space ready’

“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.”
Marsha Norman