Sunday, 4 July 2010

A little bit blown away...

and I don't just mean by the great gusty winds that we've had today!
This week is artWEEK, a local exhibition where 425 amateur and professional artists exhibit their work in the Civic Hall - there are also 30 fringe venues around the valley.
This is the first year that I decided to join in - and I put forward two of my sewn fabric art pieces of local lanes...... first South Lane....
then Daisy Lane...
I loved producing these and got a bit carried away at the time, starting to see everything in terms of stitches, so I am very fond of them but I wasn't sure what anyone else would make of them.
So it was a huge surprise when I went to the exhibition today on the first day, and found not only have they both sold already!!!!!!!
But I had won an award!!!
The Florence Parker memorial prize no less - for the best newcomer!!!
Surprised and excited doesn't really sum it up!!!! Giddy, giddy giddy!!!
The prize was some money to spend at the exhibition which I had great fun doing today! Guilt-free shopping!! And my beautiful Sue Jenkins hare sculpture will be coming to live at our house on Saturday... Wonder where my pictures will be going?!!!!x


  1. Congratulations!! I'm so pleased that your talent got some recognition, your sewn art is fabulous and your love of the place you're depicting comes across too. Classic and modern at the same time - brilliant!

  2. Oh how wonderful. Not only critical acclaim but commercial success too. Congratulations. I'm sure it will be the start of a wonderful new stitching adventure.

  3. Well Done although I am not suprised - your work is amazing xx

  4. Wow!! Thank you for your lovely comments!! x

  5. Congrats - they are really lovely :)

  6. I told you!! you deserve every bit of that award, I'm soooo pleased for you! You need yo keep doing more! Your artworks are fantastic!!:xx

  7. Just had to tell you your work is amazing and you so deserve that award!!! Lisa Stubbs did a mention on her blog and I just had to come over and tell you how lovely your pictures are....well done!

  8. Your work is absolutely amazing! Im blown away by it, but not at all surprised to read that it sold! Well done you for the award too, Im so very pleased for you and look forward to visiting you again and seeing more of your gorgeous stitch pictures!

    Love Julia x x x