just how did it happen to be November already ? time really has flown - inbetween making lots of new work & lots of cuddles with Archie my grandson this year has about gone, I've not even had time to come on this site....note to self - must try to find some time for me so i can visit here more often. Supposed to be tiding my walk in wardrobe - while eric is busy reinsulating the loft - but i figured i'd be naughty & come on here instead....no telling Eric!
been so busy I haven't been on here for months ...i'm looking forward to going to the faery fest in a couple of weeks -I've made lots of new work & look forward to see what sort of reaction they get. Is anyone else going - if so it'd be great to say hi
been busy doing some mosaics - not made one for years but one of the galleries i have my sculptures in asked if i could do a chicken mosaic -so while i had all my equiptment out i made one of my dog - then thought it might be an idea to make a few examples of popular dogs with the idea of doing commissions for people of their animals - all comments hugely appreciated - not looking for praise here genuinely want honest opinions...they measure 12" x12"
unbelievable just where does time fly too? last thing i knew i'd got back from camping in cornwall ...now i'm planning where to go in july ...having had two fab weeks in wales in march- whats all that about....it seems that every time i go to sit down on the computer i get distracted by something else.
i've been working none stop since about late september - lots of new galleries wanting my work - unfortunatly all sale or return - but theres more chance of them selling in galleries than stuck in my studio. sadly 3 of the galleries i had work in have had to close recently due to the climate so i have an influx of work. typical though whenever i get an order for work you can guarentee its what i've just sent to a different gallery! Along with my faeries i have been making lots of different animals including- donkeys,sheep,pigs,dogs,cats,ducks etc - i even made some giraffes -they were fun to make.(look on the for sale page on my website to see some exaxmples www.karen-williams.co.uk ) i've also had fun making stained glass faeries & butterflies - & remarkably still have all my fingers!
At the moment i'm making a set of really big faeries - they are huge - about 4 foot tall -just spent 5 hours painting a faerie -many more hours left to go but i thought i'd better take a break as i was going cross eyed
anyway i guess i need to get back to painting....oh ok maybe 5 mins more to catch up to what everyones been up to ............
just got back from two weeks in cornwall...had a fantastic time - unfortunatly the weather was awful...only one sunny day ...there was just so much rain & wind ...so much so we had to buy a new tent as the wind was so strong it snapped the tent poles !!!....but as i said i had a great time seemed to spend the time wishing i lived by the sea in some quite & remote part of Cornwall...anyone want to do a house swap from cornwall to Nottingham?...no - thought not !!!
just finished a commission...of a budda something very different to I've made before...i really enjoyed making it , it was so different to what I've made before - thankfully the chap was very pleased with it - so much so that he hasn't put it in his garden but inside because he wants to be able to see it all the time ! - i thought that was a really nice compliment
off to cornwall for a couple of weeks at the weekend ....fingers crossed that the weather improves
as well as my faeries I have made some giraffes & pigs as something different thought it would be a good time to show them off - i finished them this morning - talk about last minute...
phew...I have just finished 30 ( yes 30 ) new pieces i have been so very busy...I've loved it I always seem to make my best work when I'm busy - I still have lots to do for the 2 shows I'm doing but I'm very pleased that i have finished these pieces , can't seem to upload any photos at the moment i will try later - I've added them to my website if anyone is interested in seeing them www.karen-williams.co.uk on the for sale page....again all comments will be greatly appreciated
feeling much happier now....I've picked myself up & its spurned me on to doing something positive...as I've said before I don't normally do shows - usually just selling my work via galleries , but I'm now doind two shows & a solo exhibition . The first is a arts & garden fesival where people open up their gardens for the public to see & in each garden there is also a artist displaying their work - I thought i would give this a go as it will display my work well, its at the end of May in a nice village not too far away,so hopefully the weather will have picked up by then . The 2nd show is a huge arts festival at Patchings farm at the begining of June so I'm really really busy making loads of new work - love being busy today is the 1st day I've taken off in weeks , & thats only because my wonderful dog Fraiser has donated blood again this morning. oh I'm sooooooooo proud of him....hes zonked out fast asleep on the sofa now he didn't even know he had had anything done - he had 3 nurses tickling his tummy so he just layed their & enjoyed all the attention
know i shouldn't but i feel grumpy today...yesterday I did a show at the 'all fools gathering' a pagan event....& I had no interest at all, I know i shouldn't take it personally but i put my heart & soul into my work & how ever hard I try i still feel 'rejected' - daft I know but ..... also i think the real reason I feel down is that today is the last day I'll see my very good friends as they are of to Australia to live
hopefully feel better tomorrow
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