There is not much better than doing something you really enjoy with someone you really like ... so no wonder I am happy right now. As mentioned in the last post, my friend Steph Redfern and I are co-authoring a book .. to be called 'In the Studio' which will aim to share the way we both work. So we are both hard at it, amongst other commitments, working on our first subject of Coast. I showed you some of my inspiration last time ... rather a lot actually. Anyway - that was whittled down, some designs drawn up and these are some of the resultant collages I have made:
Sorry if they are rather bright .. everything needs to be in high contrast when it goes on a page. All these, and others, were based on images of boats at Whitby ... and I quite like the idea of 'Messing about in Boats' as a working title for a series of pieces
But I also like the following collage - shown in progress amongst the mess!
This one is based on the images of houses on the cliff at Whitby .. and is my favourite I think ... so will probably be the one I make for the book. I can't wait to get started.
Steph and I will also be having an Open Studio at the Bramble Patch next year (Anne has put us in the messy room - very wise) and a joint exhibition there too. I hope lots of you will be able to visit both. Happy times most definitely! - Hilary x