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Alice Fox tapestry weave with nail detail

The last few days having given me some significant studio time for the first time in weeks.  I’ve only scratched the surface of what I wanted to do before the kids break up for the summer but it has been good all the same.  I’ve woven, stitched, dyed, rolled, torn, embossed,  arranged, undone…

logistics

My head is full of lists and logistics for the coming week.  There is just a week to go now before my residency exhibition in the lighthouse at Spurn.  Most of the work is finished:  I’ve spent the week stitching into Spurn Cloth #1; prints are back from the framers; cards and postcards are made; the book is with the printer; my interpretation film is complete and equipment arrived…

There is still a whole list of things to do but I can’t wait now to get over there on Monday and spend time putting my work in the space it was made for and about.

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I have a few days left until my final deadlines at college and I still have a good long list of jobs to work through. Half term comes at a bad time but, having spent most of the week on family and other commitments, I can now give my full attention to that list.

All my development samples are mounted, labelled and their technical details recorded accordingly. I have lots of small pulling together and finishing off kind of jobs to do.


The beautiful weather we are currently having means that when I do leave my desk I can sit in the garden for a few minutes or eat out there. I love sitting and noticing the detail of all the little changes that have happened since I last sat in the same spot.


What is it that makes iris leaves do this? I’ve noticed it before and I can’t find an insect that might have caused this intricate puckering.


There have been insects at work on my gooseberry bush – saw fly larvae. But even if they have stripped half the leaves the fruit is unscathed and swelling nicely.


Current listening: lots of radio in my studio: BBC 6 music with interludes of Radio 4 today.