Sunday, 9 May 2010

Come up and see me, make me smile......

I hope you have had a good weekend.
A little bit of local, good news for us, one of my favourite mixed media artists jennifercollier is opening her own Gallery and Workshop unittwelve just outside Stafford. There will be a series of wonderful exhibitions with workshops by some incredibly talented artists.
I am lucky enough to have been asked to exhibit at the first exhibition, entitled 'Yours Sincerely'. All the pieces featuring work that incorporates envelopes and letters.
Here are the two pieces I am taking to Jen at her Gallery tomorrow. The Gallery opens next Saturday.
First piece...

I have placed the work in old cutlery boxes, which contains the work very nicely.


I love this stamp.

and this one...


Take a look at the workshops, they are really exciting for anyone based in the midlands area.
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Yesterday, despite the appauling weather, with freezing temperatures, we took our friends to Ludlow. Of course, a visit to zanilady (an antiques emporium), was on the cards. I managed to take a few pictures for you to enjoy.


So many gorgeous French pieces and British vintage clothing ... I will never have any money, as I am tempted by so many lovely, lovely things. Didn't buy anything yesterday though, as I had the current husband with me ;-)
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Don't want to be a dog bore, but though you may like to see Billy Button Nose. He has been living with us for a month now. He now has long dingly dangly legs, for his size. The current husband calls him 'Lightening Lenny'!!!

Hope you have a great week and thank you for all the kind comments. x

35 comments:

silverpebble said...

Oh that antiques emporium looks wonderful - just my kind of place. Billy Button nose is quite adorable.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely lovely work, gorgeous photos, beautiful doggy, hope you enjoy the exhibition

Hope you have a lovely week ahead
Lotsa love
Carolyn ♥

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Good luck with the exhibition Viv, love your artwork and the pics of Billy Button nose and shop interior. Bye for now, Lesley x

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

You really are very clever you know! Those pieces of work you're taking are gorgeous! As for Billy Button Nose...he is just scrummy!
xxx

Kathy said...

Oh I love Ludlow - so many lovely shops for mooching round in.
Billy is so cute!
Love Kathy xxx

Becca said...

Hi Viv! Congratulations on your up coming exhibit. I wish I could be there to see those artistic envelopes and letters you create! Love the antique emporium too...already checked out their web site. I never get tired of seeing Billy Button Nose either!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your work is incredible. Just love seeing your collages in the most interesting containers. Wishing you all the best! That little Billy is just the cutest thing ever. :) Tammy

A Time to Dance said...

I love the song that the lyrics belong to...its zooming round my head....what a fab way of using old cutlery boxes...they look wonderful...your birds have got me again...when I blog at 6am and hear them I shoot to the window....

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

What a lovely visit to Ludlow and doesn't billy look cute with his log legs! no doubt the rest of him will catch up?

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

p.s. your work is outstanding and how wonderful to have it exhibited, you deserve a claim to fame!

MrsP said...

Be a dog bore all you like with Billy Button Nose- he's adorable =O)
Your work is brilliant, I wish I were talented at something- good luck with the exhibition.
Love the antiques place- I can feel a weekend trip to Ludlow coming on
Have a lovely week- more photos of BBN please
Jx

Gina said...

Congratulations and good luck with the exhibition. Lovely work as always. Billy Button Nose is very cute!

a mermaids purse said...

your posts are always filled with such beauty! ;0)x i adore your artwork/craft...how lovely that others through the exhibition will get to admire it too. Billy button nose makes me 'awwwwwwwwww' every time- what a cutie! ;0)
love the antique's as well...
Your beautiful blog is always a delight! and i love the birds singing too- music to my ears x

JuicyFig said...

A visual feast as usual! BIlly button nose is tooooo cute!

Kath
x

Deborah said...

So absolutely gorgeous! Your artwork is so romantic and the colours you choose are perfect. I hope you dont mind that I included you in my blog post, take a little peek http://fondantkiss.blogspot.com/
Have a great time preparing for your exhibition!
best regards
Deborah {fondantkiss}

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aaah lightening billy button nose is very cute indeed!

bad penny said...

Beautiful work - I hope the exhibition goes well. Billy is so sweet.

Elizabeth Armstrong said...

Beautiful as usual!
Thankyou so much for posting

Best wishes
ELizabeth

Angela said...

I was going to try and pay a visit to unit 12, now I have another reason to go, hope it is a success x

Ticking stripes said...

I'm a big fan of Jennifers - it's that love of ephemera again! I will have to take a trip - and your pieces are gorgeous too. Will also plan in a trip to Ludlow this summer. Thank you for the ideas!
Wend

Diane said...

Hope you had a Wonderful Mothers Day! Stop On Over I'm having a Virtual Baby Shower for my daughter Breezy, games and prizes, would love to see you there! Let's Get This Party Started!! Hugs, Diane

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Tracy Lorna Nors said...

More gorgeous work Viv!
Love the little dog too. Indigo has just started to miss Denmark and his animals and has asked for a little dog! I suspect one like that.
Tracy x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congrats on the exhibition!

I can't believe I missed Billy at the fair - bet you were afraid I'd steal him!

Jayne

Cowboys and Custard said...

That little BBN of yours is a real heart breaker...
It is a hard call between your new creations, Lightening Lenny and Zani Lady's fabulous emporium..
Eeny meeny ...

MX

Paula said...

Dear Viv,

Your artwork is gorgeous!!! You are so creative and talented! So many sweet details and lovely colors!

I enjoyed seeing the beautiful photos of the antique store. I love antique shopping!!!

Billy Button Nose is so precious!!!! He is the cutest thing and I know he brings you a lot of joy!

Love and blessings,
Paula

Andi's English Attic said...

Families sometimes have their own special words for things. Billy Button Nose would be described as 'woogieeeeee' in our house, meaning 'how sweet is he!' (In my friend's home the word would be 'mabock' - makes just as much sense!)
Good luck with the exhibition. xx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your blog comment Viv. Glad to hear that somebody else enjoyed the Fast Show! Love your artwork and that Antique shop looks fab. enjoy the rest of the week. xx

JP said...

will defo go to to the new gallery next time we are Staffod /Stone way

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Viv I visited the gallery and those shoes by Jennifer are delightful. Your work for the exhibition will shine there.
xx

THIS'N'THAT said...

What lovely gallery pieces! I'm sure they'll be snapped up quickly. Have a look at my blog for news of the 'Nostalgic Mix' fair in Totnes.
Lesley X

thevintagemagpie said...

Oh Billy, we still talk about you on a daily basis. You stole our hearts. xxxx

A Blessed Life said...

Hi I have just come for my first visit and I will be back!! I was amazed when I saw Chipping Sodbry, I am in Australia and actually got to go there almost 2 years ago. my friend was English,her family at Almondsbury and we stayed there and went for drives and as her husband came from C/S we went for a visit,His name was Frank Gallett and I believe he had heaps of siblings lol..the sad thing was I took Eva back home to say goodbye to all her loving family and she left us just 1 year ago passing away at 53. I will never forget our time there,the cobblestone streets of C/S with a flat tyre on our wheelchairso in my imagination I will go on your ehibition.Carole

Auntie Cake said...

Love your creation, it's beautiful. Congrats about the exhibition!

And Lightning Lenny is so adorable! I take it from his nickname that he is rather fast. What a cutie!
Kate

grrl + dog said...

there are never enough dog photos in blogs..

never!

merry said...

Hello there!
I thought you might like to know that Zani Lady is moving - to two new shops, one in Ludlow the other in Leominster. The Ludlow shop ('Wearhouse') will be in Mill Street and will concentrate on old textiles, clothes and the like. The Leominster shop will be antiques and bric a brac etc plus a tea room, mini flea markets and courtyard - it is in Corn Square if you are passing! Wouldn't want you to miss a good old rummage! best wishes - hope you are well, Merry (Albright - Border Oak/open gardens if you remember?!)