Saturday, 19 February 2011

Adventures In Mixed Media

Dear friends,
                 Sorry I have been MIA for weeks. Too busy to blog! Shocking ,really!!!
 I have been working on some new designs for my spring collection and Cloth Paper Scissors have invited me to contribute to their autumn 2011 supplement. This is new ground as I have not designed exclusively for a magazine before. It has thrown up many challenges. As I am still relatively new to mixed-media,combining my painting,crafting and jewellery into one element  can be daunting. I am trying to produce something original that will work where I have not been given any brief to work to.
 On the subject of Pay It Forward 2011, I have recieved a beautiful necklace from Floridity as my gift and I will be sending out my gifts at the end of the month. I have six people to send to,not the five as planned. Three are in the US,one in Belfast,one in Scotland and one lady from Wales. Truly international!
  My studio is due a bit of a revamp so I will be working on that as well. Will post pictures when I actually get it looking tidy as I cannot seem to find anything in amongst the mess!
  I will also be antiqueing a new consignment of brass wire next week. I  will be offering 20g(0.8) and heavier guages of wire as well. I will list these mainly on Folksy as difficult to source good quality and good value wire in the UK. Folksy works in Sterling and postage is currently free.
  I will blog again in a few days and hope to spend some time updating my Flickr slideshow this week as well.Love and light to all,Anne.