Well firstly I had every intention of keeping up with my blog here but everything seemed to happen at once at the tail end
of last year. I had an exhibition of my digital work based on the female figure in Wexford, and it took up quite a bit of time..
‘Invisible’ -Mixed Media 2012
The exhibition went quite well and Tony and Trish Robinson of the Pigyard gallery in Wexford hosted the exhibition for me during the Opera Festival. You can see the rest of my artwork on my site www.irishdigitalart.com
During the exhibition I had a special visitor in the form of Jimmy Deenihan, our Minister for the Arts who had come down to close the Opera Festival here in Wexford, and he came to the gallery to look at my work, which was a great thrill for me personally. Bryan was delighted to meet the famous former Kerry football captain who had held the Sam Maguire on a good few occasions over the years!
Exhibiton of ‘Bodyworks’ 2012. with special Guest Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts, heritage and Gaeltacht
I have to say that after all the organising and everything else I was totally shattered, as fellow Lymies know that have this disease, it really takes its toll after overdoing things. I think it took me about a month to get over things!! And then I had to finish submitting all the paperwork for the Arts Council Grant which funded the exhibition. I am not complaining though because without the Arts and Disability Ireland Award funding wouldn’t have been able to undertake the years work and it was very interesting but hard work.
So..onto matters sewing!! Christmas was looming large by this stage so I decided that i would make presents for family and friends instead of bought items. I found the most amazing site for embroidery patterns and projects..http://www.emblibrary.com
Lace Wall Hanging 6″x6″
Anyway that kept me busy up until Christmas..the little lacy wallhanging was so cute,I
honestly never thought I would be able to make anything as nacky as this but it was in
mblibrary’s projects using one of their patterns and it really looked so pretty. Mind
you no-one sees the back do they!!
So Christmas was done and dusted and I was looking forward to 2013 and getting back to my quilt projects when hubby Bryan came down with a serious chest infection, and so did I, after him, although he was worse affected.It has kept both of us out of action for a month which was worrying to say the least…..
So finally February has arrived and I am at last back in my sewing room.. Project number one finally completed..I am going to do a separate post about that one! So thanks everyone for sticking with me and hope to be talking to you all soon.