Hey hello lovelies - its all a bit grey and mizzly on this Monday in Cornwall land - but we, the furbabies and I have King's 'Love and Pride' on repeat at full volume and are sitting in a very colourful sparkly 'Big Spotty Dog Studio' so life doesn't get much better really !!!!
We are all trying to stay seated and on-task blogging as opposed to dancing like loons so wish us luck - this could take some time
(oh no Ricky Martin has been selected by the furbabies - damn their fluffy disco paws - we are doomed !!
So back to business !!
what have we been up to and what is to come
(I hear you all say).
So it's currently very creatively exciting as we have started a new line of work - the new direction is somewhat crazy mad brooches (and as ever some beautiful beaded ones too)
We are once more taking part in the Art House Christmas event (details to follow soon). This is where they will be unveiled and available to purchase with your pennies but to give you a little glimpse / taster here are 2 examples - (better photos to follow at some point in the future) but here you go:
'Mr Eagle Teeth'
What happened to my special function eagle eyes ?? - never mind I am still gorgeous !!
action man head, false teeth (never worn), birthday foliage from the lovely Phoenix, beaded felted pompoms and various other beautiful re-purposed beads.
'Polka Dot Sea Star'
Round rubber ring found on Maenporth beach by the furry footed helpers, strips and spots chopped from a fizzy water bottle, beaded felted pompoms and various other beautiful re-purposed beads.
At the beginning of October the wonderful Penwith Gallery in St Ives started exhibiting my work in their gallery:
Home of the Penwith Society of Arts, the gallery is an amazingly beautiful space right in the heart of St Ives with quite a few galleries and workshops surrounding it so well worth a visit.
Penwith currently they have 3 exhibitions and photos below are courtesy of the gallery
Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St.Ives. TR26 1NL
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.00 - 17.30
9th Sept - 11th Nov 2017
14th Oct - 11th Nov 2017
Joint Exhibition by artists:
and Frank Phelan
14th Oct - 11th Nov 2017
A chance in November to come and say hello or even make something:
I am very pleased and excited to be taking part in 'Outlaw 2017'
Outlaw takes place on:
Saturday 11th November 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12th November 10am - 3pm
I am running an up-cycled Jewellery Workshop on the Saturday
from 3.30 to 5pm.
There were only 2 tickets remaining last week so if you are quick you may just be able to snaffle one up.
You can book your place via the button below or alternatively on the 'Outlaw' website
This is what Outlaw 2017 say about their exciting event:
Celebrating Creative Spirit
Over two days 70+ independent creative designers, makers and producers are selling awesome handmade and independently produced fabulous stuff in our new venue;
The Sports Hall on the Penryn Campus of Falmouth and Exeter Universities.
This year they are also shouting about new creative talent and have dedicated exhibition space for brand new businesses to show the world their products
There will be;
A whole host of creative workshops for you to book a place on and add a new skill to your creative repertoire
A packed Demo Theatre timetable to watch, listen and be inspired by
A Make and Take area where you can sit down and get creative
Anything you make is yours to take home
Food, drinks and live music to indulge in and to encourage you to take a moment and decide what to do next
Entrance is £3 per person (under 16s are FREE) and they have contact-less payment available
Finally - I'm on telly !!!!
well actually that' a lie !!!!
(teehee - sorry !!)
So the furbabies and I are now on 'youtube' !! - so if you are not yet tired of me 'whittling on' and want to watch both my life, that of the furbabies and what we all get up to, then have a sneaky peek at my new youtube channel:
Youtube seems to be an interesting new adventure (and one I'm still getting to grips with !!)
but if nothing else you can enjoy the amazingly wonderful free music I keep finding to add so much more to each clip !!!
(below are 3 offerings from the growing number of videos currently available on my channel)
The music on this one I feel is especially apt !!!
So there you go - that is me done - I leave you with 2 particularly wonderful photos from our recent sailing trip (that we are actually still on as I am now commuting daily from a very beautiful and stunning part of the Helford river for a few weeks.
As you can see the 'Big Spotty Dog Studio' friends take sailing attire very seriously !!!.
Thanks loads if you have got this far in the blog and catch you next time xxxx
Sailing with these 2 Salty Sea Dog 'Loons';
what could go wrong ??? !!!!
At least one of us looks and acts like a proper sailor !!
ps. Don't forget !!!! - more videos of sailing and general 'Big Spotty Dog' mayhem are now on my youtube channel if I've left you wanting more !!!! xxx
Sparkly eco 'wearable-art' maker and crazy rescue-collie fanatic; living off grid on a 98yr old wooden ex-Looe Lugger in Penryn, Cornwall.