Bit or a rush post I'm afraid - apologies for any typo's.
Had a wonderful time at the show in Harrogate. Met some really lovely people and had some very interesting conversations.
This is my poster from the ‘Artists in Action’ stand. I bought it home with me and it’s going up on the wall in my workroom – how sad is that? :)
And what a welcoming and friendly bunch the other artists on the stand were. I was alongside Pauline Verrinder, Sue Chapman, Lizzie Houghton, Sarah Burgess, Dionne Swift, Fiona Wilson, Val Hughes and not forgetting Jill Flowers – like me, an avid ‘Strictly’ fan. The work they were all producing was stunning. I didn’t manage to get an awful lot done–spent far too much time talking. :)
And I just need to clarify a couple of points as I think I may have mystified a few people. Firstly, ‘Zap’, a term which I believe could be of Maggie Grey origin, meaning to melt back. I assumed that everyone uses this word now but obviously not by the look on some faces. Secondly, when I say I use a ‘paint stripper’ to melt back I actually mean a hot air/heat tool – not liquid paint stripper. This wasn’t questioned until the Sunday so I do hope no-one went home and brushed copious amounts of Nitromors on their surfaces. *LOL*
I could write reams here about the show but suffice to say I really enjoyed it.
The comments about ‘Fabulous Surfaces’ have been amazing and are very much appreciated.
I have an article in the December issue of ‘Workshop on the Web’ which shows you how to turn this:
which you can then go on and turn into these:
Do hope you enjoy it. :)
Message for Jean from NZ: We met at Ally Pally and you gave me your address - which I cannot find anywhere, sorry! Do hope you read this and get in touch.