Sunday, 14 August 2011

A tribute to a very lovely man

I heard the sad news on Friday lunchtime that Paul Connery had lost his fight against cancer and passed away that morning. He was without doubt a really lovely man who would always have a smile on his face and a cheeky quip or two about how life was treating him and his lovely wife Sharon. A couple who grasped life by the neck and enjoyed it all travelling and basically having fun wherever they went and I would talk to Sharon on facebook chat from all corners of the world. He will be deeply missed and my love goes out to Sharon and the family but on Friday we could not let it pass without a drink in the Bridge across from the studios the last place we were all together having a drink and a smile not letting any of lifes crap get us down.

To Paul....cheers my love xxxx

Monday, 8 August 2011

An arty weekend in Liverpool

Art on Hope Street
Well that was a lovely weekend of fab art, good food and good company in the metropolitan city of Liverpool. We stayed at the Hope Street Hotel which had embroidered room numbers on the walls and key fobs which made me smile.

The weather wasn't great but we went from the Bluecoat to the Tate and the Magritte exhibition. Obviously my favourite painting in there(below) well there were a few but this made me smile and I sadly wrote down the brick bond in my sketchbook! Well I am working on a new sculpture design based on a man in a wall so I thought this was appropriate.

Then they have changed the This is Sculpture exhibition in one of the rooms to one curated by Phillip Treacy with a display of some of his hat moulds.

Robert Therrien: Smoke Signals

Street Art outside FACT on Bold Street.

Favourite pieces in the John Moore Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery. The top painting is called Cow Mutations by Tim Head and won the prize in 1987 and the sculpture is by Paul Morrison.

The Little Artists - Emimns Unmade bed and Hirsts Shark tank in Lego, I loved these.

On the way home I noticed even though we are still at the beginning of August the leaves on the trees are turning very Autumnal my favourite season, this was taken on the walk back to the hotel. It was a lovely arty weekend just what I needed after a hectic one last week with Potfest. I think I might get to like having weekends off.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Another fab adventure at Potfest in the Park

A wonderful weekend and I am still buzzing with ideas for new work, the lovely feedback from customers and the fab weather, enough so that I can't sleep so I thought I would put my time to good use and here we are. I have just downloads pictures from the Park from my camera so I thought I would share with you some of the competition pieces and my stand with new shelving though don't come anywhere near with a spirit level please now will you!


New in my Etsy shop

I am currently uploading work into my Etsy shop as my laptop has died after water damage and I can't access the back end of my website...