I finally stopped working on Michael Sheen lunchtime today – I’ve been stitching him up for a week and a half. In my spare time mind, not 24/7. He’s nestled with all the other Michael Sheens down at GS Artists on Swansea’s High Street right now, waiting for the big exhibition opening this Saturday atContinue reading “Michael Sheen Is Finished!”
Still at it, stitching my portrait of Michael Sheen. Getting there but not got there yet. I must hand it in by lunchtime tomorrow. It’s going everywhere with me at the moment, to the pub, to the art gallery. I’m sitting and stitching like the knitters in front of the guillotine back in the FrenchContinue reading “Will It Ever End?”
Yeah you guessed it …. I’m still stitching that portrait of Michael Sheen. He has a mouth now and the beginnings of eyebrows and his face is nearly finished. I think I can get his hair done this evening. I have about 36 hours to finish it.
Still working on Michael Sheen. I’ve nearly finished stitching his face so I had a bit of a change and switched to working on a few curls. His hair is quite salt and pepper in the reference photo, which gives very good definition to the curly bits. I’m making this for the 9 to 90Continue reading “Switching Stitching”
Doing it slow ….. very slow ….. will I finish this by the deadline?
Still stitching away at my embroidered portrait of Michael Sheen. Local artist Ann Jordan got in touch to comment that people often don’t realise the immense amount of time put into textile art. She has a fabulous solo show, Life And Loss, at Volcano on Swansea’s High Street at the moment, running until December 2nd.Continue reading “Slowly Stitching Sheen”
It’s slow but I’m carrying on with my stitched portrait of the Port Talbot actor, Michael Sheen. I’m doing it to enter the 9to90 Creative Festival that’s happening in Swansea this month. Lots of artists are running free community arts sessions – Patti McKenna-Jones and I are ging to be GS Artists this Friday withContinue reading “Carrying On With Michael Sheen”
I spent a very absorbing couple of hours this evening developing an embroidery of the actor Michael Sheen at the Sew Swansea workshop. It’s part of the 9to90 Creative Workshops this year. I haven’t done embroidery for decades, not since I was a child, watching my mother embroider and trying out little bits ofContinue reading “Massed Michael Sheens”
I’ve been doing what I’ve been doing for decades, just getting on with it, doing my art, mostly sketchbooks from reality, life drawing and printmaking, while working with marginalised people – the homeless and the drug and alcohol dependent. As far as I was concerned, these were not two different things, but are inter-dependent. WhenContinue reading “What’s That When It’s At Home?”
Just a quick sketch that I did at GS Artists a few days ago, scribbling people in the audience. These little drawings underpin my artistic practice, I have thousands of them, tucked away in cupboards all over the house.