Friday, 1 July 2011

new family member

this is Sirus
he is our new kitty
he is 9yrs old
half chinchilla (apparently, that is also a type of cat)
half Persian
and yes, he is very fluffy
and likes to make sure every piece of clothing knows it!

he looks a bit scowly, but that is just the markings on his head
(I think)

practicing his movie star look

well, we are all getting used to each other
and settling in

two of my pieces have been accepted to go into a local show,
which I am VERY excited about
I was asked to be in it last year
but this year it was an open submission
so was unsure whether I would be included

Fri 8th-Sun 10th: Artists United – The Replay
Last July our front cover heralded the first-ever Artists United exhibition, a spectacular collaboration between Lewes FC and about 70 of the town’s artists, which saw over a thousand visitors to the Foundry Gallery in one hot, hot weekend. The show was a fine fundraiser for the community-oriented football club (though the artists got over half the proceeds from the sale of their pictures) and organisers are hoping for more of the same this year. A couple of changes have been made, however, as Artist’s United - The Replay is open to everyone, subject to selection from an anonymous board of judges, and to make the exhibition more affordable, there is a cap of £500 on the sale price of each entry. Last year we heralded the show as ‘the art event of the year’ and while this might have been a little unfair on August’s massive Artwave Festival, you know where we’re coming from.

Foundry Gallery, 1am - 5pm (closes 3pm Sunday), free

another project I am getting involved with is a tapestry
my town is making to commemorate the

I went to a little workshop this week
to learn a few of the stitches
they commissioned a local artist
to make the “cartoon”
and local volunteers will be working on it
using traditional stitches

in order to qualify, I have to make a sampler
of the stitches I learned
we were given images to copy and fill with the various stitches
once I start mine; I will give you a little peak

looks like a nice weekend
think I might like a little BBQ tomorrow

oh; and husband is threatening a clear-out
he keeps focussing on the piles of clothes I have all over the bedroom

have a lovely weekend!



  1. Where to start, Anne... First, a big welcome to your newest fluffy family member. He's pretty! And a big congratulations on being accepted into a new art show. (Like there was any doubt...oh Anne...). And those two embroidered pieces are stunning! STUNNING! You are just so goshdarn GOOD at what you do! I especially like the way the leaf on the first piece extends out and triangular section with the lace in the second piece reminds me of a pattern for a woman's dress. You are exceptional with painting and collage.

    Have a terrific weekend!

  2. You artwork is as beautiful as your precious cat!