We are really hard pushed for gallery space in Luton. The Red Dot is a great spot, but it is rather hidden away at a local High School, so no passing trade. If anyone can make the PV please contact me first, but I know not many of you are local.
Meanwhile this is what I have been doing:
I have started my 5th September in my journal.
These totes were created from plain bags from Hobbycraft decorated with transfers painted on to Transfer Artist Paper.
Unlike T-shirt transfer paper you can colour the TAP with all sorts of media. Here I drew on it with a Sharpie pen and coloured it with watercolour paint. I then cut the shapes out and ironed them on. I have some T-shirt transfer paper so I may experiment with painting on that too. Of course you can put both through your ink jet printer. You can use the TAP on all sorts of surfaces too. I bought it on-line.
These papers were created with wax resist, paints and foils.
One I have used to make a felt box topped with a purple poppy and one I've used to make cards.
Finally last weekend I just had to get out of the house so I went and sat on a fallen log on Sharpenhoe Clappers, the local high spot of the Chilterns. There is a beautiful stand of beech trees on the top and I sat undisturbed and did a bit of sketching. The breeze in the leaves is nearly as soothing as listening to waves gently breaking. I left feeling thoroughly restored and added some colour to my sketch at home.
Wouldn't want to sit up there today, it is cold and damp. However I am sure summer isn't done with us yet.
Whatever you're up to, enjoy yourself,