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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Back from Knit and Stitch at Harrogate!

Back from the show at Harrogate - which was a lovely event and so nice to meet lots of people.  I practically have no voice left after all that chatting.  Hoping everyone got home safe on the Sunday - the snow caused chaos!  Will be back soon to update my blog, as I have a lot of catching up to do..........

Saturday, 6 November 2010

One presentation done - on with the practical stuff

I had a presentation to give for my MA on Thursday - it had been a bit of a mad dash of reading and trying to write it after the trip to Dublin, but I got through it and I have to say all the reading and research over the last month or so is beginning to help me find a way for the practical side. Because my Grandmother has become more of the focus for my research, I have found myself quite emotional at times, when reading about memory,time, absence and loss - the key themes for my work.  Fortunately I have been spending more time with my Grandmother gathering stories, memories and photographs - just got to translate this into something more solid now. 

I think she is enjoying retelling the stories and the excitement of being recorded via my laptop!  It seems  important to find a way of preserving these times but I am still trying to find ways to illustrate these themes of time and memory - how do you illustrate something that is intangible??

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Back from Dublin!

Had a fab time in Dublin - the people were lovely and so friendly that I would love to go back at some point and exhibit again.  Thank you to everyone who came for a chat and again to my Mum for being there to help me out.  Back to the studio this week to tidy up!  And then busy creating some new work for the Harrogate Knit and Stitch show - hope to see some of you there.

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