Dec '12: Over a year has now passed & I'm finally 'in situ' in my studio although in the past 6 months I've done nothing constructive as I misplaced most of my e-world info in the move! I've had little time to spend on 'my work' as I've been getting all other 'moved' things 'back on track'. Now everything is altogether & (generally) in one designated fixed place, albeit either at home or work (in the studio) but a severely sprained foot in August didn't help!
Jan '13: A New Year's Day knee-lock & unable to walk properly so have to sit down & "TAKE STOCK". I'm now forced to start & link my e-world & try to use it as best I can - possibly the final stage in what I was hoping to do ... or the beginning of the next phase (whichever way you want to look at it!). I've also got a new 'Note' phone to try & extend my 'creative branches' ..... next "REFLECT" & try to tidy things up by 'work in progress' coming to an end as its meaning ceases to be - this then allows something else to continue often in a more meaningful way. This has happened to one of the earlier projects (Flowers) begun last July. When looking at its images now, I think its 'appeal' is more suited & applicable to 2 other on-going projects ( Mosaic & Pattern ) so Project:Flowers imagery will be moved into to them. Another 2 RESULTS: I've completed Project:Escape by forming it into a digital 'gallery' to showcase my artworks & Project:Stitch, is to become a digital archive of stitched items I collect. I have also made the decision to keep a chronological copy of my blog entries to later assist with remaining focussed on certain projects when not on the computer (I'm later hoping to transform it partially to paper).
Apr '13: Leg(s) noticeably better & for some things I can walk unaided although up/down stairs still need a stick support. Finally - apparently was a knee cartiledge injury! Project:Stitch is as up-to-date as I can currently get it & will now be on-going. A few stitching alterations have come my way, so they have got me back into stitching again - with my knee, it's been difficult to sit at the sewing table for any length of time. 10/4: I've just uploaded a slideshow onto YouTube - my first one there. I'll see how that goes etc before adding to it. As with many computer/digital ideas they have to be personally tested - or rather as I usually do ... experimented to find what is possible! This is where I'm hoping to play around with my Samsung Note.
May '13: Leg(s) relatively better but a very slow process - wouldn't attempt climbing a ladder or even a chair! I mention this because time is right for re-decorating house etc especially as c omputer side of things now coming to an end (I'm pleased to say). I'll now be unable to do much more til I'm in the studio on a more fulltime basis. Re-decoration won't really be my doing this time around except supervising & then finishing bits & pieces (ie. some stencilling, metallic "twiddley bits' etc etc). Between this I'll be making all the new textile things necessary so my creative-side won't be much here as without going to the studio on a regular basis, my 'on-hands work environment' will be in the home. However, I'm sure there will be instances when I'll want to add something here of interest. 29/5: Early stages of a patchwork waistcoat has led my thoughts to Project: Mosaic - it's possible there will be a connection as time goes by.
July '13: Leg(s) slowly better to walk with - have gone up 2 steps on a ladder!! Decorating well underway by decorator & final finishings starting to materialise in my head! 2/7: Anyway, this month begins with the flowering of my bottle brush & technique ideas emerging as a result for Project: Interspection but how I don't know as yet. The patchwork waistcoat sections are finished & ready for fitting asap. 18/7: I've just realised my core artistic 'love' is of pattern - & the shapes that are made as a result of something. And it doesn't matter if it's in colour or just in silhouette form. 26/7: I've just uploaded a pink QR code for Stitcherydoodaaa + design ideas for Project:Pattern are just beginning to emerge following a visit to Oakham Treasures.
Nov '13: I'm now 'tweaking' some of my blog pages & experiments with 'cells' artwork.
Dec '13: 'Tweaking' finished & completing the magazine article. 15/10: Have focussed the magazine article on the design ideas behind a stitched version - hopefully the textile version will be the next one! As almost end of year, not much else in terms of artwork - decorating taking place & curtain-making.