100 DAYS OF 'ON THE MAKE'

Not quite the centenary, but quietly proud I've made it this far.


Here's a pick of my favourites:

#8 A FEW CHOCOLATES LATER

(Tues 27th Nov) Chocolate box tray


#17 LAWN CHEQUERS
(Thurs 6h Dec) Snow,  Grass


(Weds 12th Dec)  Steam, Window
   


#45 ANOTHER GREY DAY
(Thursday 3rd Jan) Casting compound


(Weds 9th Jan) Bread (mostly)



(Friday 25th Jan) Clothes Pegs


(Sat 9th Feb) Wafer biscuits






MATCHING ITEMS AVAILABLE

An Annotated Journey...


The rules of 'Matching Items Available':

Alter/ tweak/ remake a mass-produced necklace (the same one will be altered by all participating artists).

Capture and display the process and development, notes, sketches etc.

Produce an image of the final piece.

Produce an image of the final piece worn by the maker.


So, here goes:

Since watching Leila Johnston's online talk 'Making Things Fast' a few weeks ago, I have been much inspired to take this as my new motto.  I have worried over the minutiae for too long.

This talk, the impending house move back to the UK and numerous looming deadlines, has compounded the situation.   

This was going to be a FAST project.

I received this tasty Primarni necklace in the post.

I'm not fond of fashion, and even less so 'fast fashion'. 

It's the junk food of the fashion world. 

What to do with the piece seemed straight forward.





 Make batter. Then wait four hours.


A quick sketch and a play.

Dismantling.


Thinking about pins. (I have a predilection for brooches).


More samples.

I'm an endless list maker.



Trialing the batter.







A quick try on.

Into the frying pan.



TA-DAH...

Yes, this is me (one of the better photos).

HUBERT DUPRAT

Hubert Duprat's collaborations with the Caddis fly are just beautiful.

Hubert Duprat introduces gold and semi-precious and precious stones into the caddis flies' environment, which the larve incorporate into their silk spun cases.

You can see Hubert discussing his works here.


Hubert Duprat's 'Trichopetere' work in collaboration with the Caddis fly.

Hubert Duprat's 'Trichopetere' work in collaboration with the Caddis fly.
Hubert Duprat's amazing Trichoptère, 1980/2000


These images are from Art:concept, Paris and Zero Gallery, Milan via Cabinet Magazine (in my opinion, one of the best journals on the market).


ALMOST CAUGHT IN THE ACT

Benjamin, my friend's son, was at school today. 
I borrowed his room for a long-overdue photo shoot.















THESE BEAUTIES

Whittling knives on a wooden table.
These beauties arrived in the post today.  

Can't wait to have a play.... More whittling to come.