Saturday, August 13, 2011

I've been a baaaaad Blogger ...

Apart from getting a bunch of work ready for an exhibition I have been battling with a dodgy Internet connection - very frustrating indeed. The Internet still isn't sorted but the exhibition is up and running - yay! The opening was last week-end and I had great fun with with friends and family and all the lovely people who came along to launch the show. When it comes to preparing work for an exhibition, it seems that no matter how hard you think you have been working in the lead up to it, 2 weeks out it becomes painfully apparent that you should have been working harder! It is a great learning curve though and an experience that I would recommend as it really pushes you along a bit. My daughter also opened her SALA exhibition on week-end and it was a grand success - I am terribly proud of her. Her work is lovely. It is rather hard to photograph in situ because of the beautiful light from glorious old windows but here is a taste ...

Ellen's beautiful papercuts were fairytale themed, Aren't the lamps gorgeous?

She hunted up some great old frames throughout the year and reclaimed them for her work.

This is a bad photo of a screen print Ellen created from one of the paper cuts. They make wonderful prints because the edges are so sharp and the detail shows up so well. There were a few red dots already when we rushed off to my opening so I am sure it is going to be a great success! I will share some pics of my work soon - didn't quite get time to take photos beforehand I'm afraid! 
If you are keen to read about more SALA shows you can check out this review blog - a great way to hear  alittle bit more about the creative souls exhibiting during the Festival. Happy art viewing!


Lyndel said...

Your daughter is so artistic, wow! You must be one proud Mum♥
Now, let's see your Show, pls.

Rustic Tarts said...

Well you might be a baaaaad blogger but what a wonderful mother you are to pass on all your arty goody genes to Ellen! Wow! I showed the photos to my eldest cherub and all he could say is 'why would she want to cut paper all day'! hmmmm
I love her work.

Ms Kath Pathwalker said...

Two beautiful exhibitions. I love my talented friends. Good job and hope you've both sold it all!!
Get in quick folks!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Your daughter is very talented! Her pieces are so unique!

E :)