Well, I’ve finished five smaller Beach pieces, and photographed and sent them to Clive Hicks- Jenkins’ blog; I think the Alphabet Soup show starts in December. I won’t post them here in advance as that seems a bit silly. I was going to use them in our book [‘In the Studio with Hilary Beattie and Stephanie Redfern’] but although they will make an appearance, I wanted to make another piece specifically for it. Here are a couple of early images.
The fabrics I chose to work with, from the collection I painted recently.
And the piece laid down and ready to stitch, about 2 hours later. It looks quite simple but the moving and cutting that goes on really does take that long; tweezers are really essential, as I never seem to grow long enough finger nails. I’ve noted I mentioned tweezers in my last post, it’s not an obsession I have, honestly. Some working drawings are at the top of the picture too.It’s about 60 x 40 cm.
I will continue to make work on this theme for an exhibition I have next year, so having to make it this early for other projects is good. When that work is done, I can start on the next chapter of the book; we haven’t decided which one that will be yet, one thing at a time, I have to keep reminding myself…