Monday, 24 October 2011

But the meanest thing that he ever did, was before he left, he went and named me 'Sue'....

Hello!
I hope all is well with you.

I had a lovely day last Saturday at the Crafty Vintage Fair.  
I could have spent a fortune.
 My sister was also at the Fair selling her stunning paper cut work deckle-edged   
Here, a very poor picture taken by me of her work 'Storm in a Teacup'
Can you see the whale's tail at the front of the cup and the anchor!
A little more of the Fair in a mo...

 I wanted to tell you that I have been published, in a book.
Mixed Media articles from the first six years of Cloth Paper Scissors have been collated into a book of inspiration and techniques for mixed media work.

In the article I explained how I worked on old envelopes...


 Here is the process explained...
 At the back of the book is a page dedicated to the Contributors.

I can't believe it really.

~0~
Back to last Saturday's Fair...
the day was made even more special by being opposite rachel barker...
oh my, oh my...
Being the greedy so and so that I am, I wanted everything...
 The hand made plate at the back here...absolutely gorgeous.

 I couldn't stop staring at her work all day and at every given moment I was drawn to stand in front of her exhibit.   
Her blog is lovely, take a look if you can, via her web site.


and finally, a few pieces popped into my Etsy shop.
 The fabric I used for the purses here, I think is 1940's, it has embroidery transfer design applied, which I have used as a back drop to my screen printed designs and embroidery etc.   
Lined with cotton ticking.

 A needlecase made from vtg French Mangle Cloth.

I want to thank everyone for their comments left on my last post...
please forgive me for not replying to your comments.  
Not enough hours in the day...but I really appreciate every word.  
Thank you. x

35 comments:

Joanna said...

MANY CONGRATULATIONS for being featured so beautifully in the CPS book!! You must be absolutely thrilled.

What agony to be stood opposite Rachel Barker's stall all day without being able to buy the lot, did any one buy the little plate you had your eye on?

Your sister's paper cut work is BRILLIANT! Storm in a teacup is wonderful artwork.

Have a great week!

x

Andi's English Attic said...

Glad you had fun at the fair. Everything looks wonderful.

Congratulations on being included in the book. What a thrill! xx

Jane said...

Oh Viv! I am *so* delighted for you. What an enormous honour. Will email you now. J x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

How wonderful to be in print - well deserved though. Lovely post esp the pics of the fair.

lilipopo said...

I love cloth paper scissors and your work is so perfect for it! congratulations. Love the storm in a teacup too, oh and love the purse too!!

Kate x

roc said...

how exciting for you! congratulations on your publication. that is wonderful and certainly deserved!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and certainly not surprised.

akaber9598 said...

The Cloth Paper Sissors book looks fantastic! Congratulations and thanks for letting us know about it.

akaber9598 said...

The Cloth Paper Sissors book looks fantastic! Congratulations and thanks for letting us know about it.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Yay! So well deserved.
I love that potter's work........
thanks for the link.
Your sister's paper cutting amazing too.
xx
julie

Cowboys and Custard said...

WOWEEEEE Viv..now I see what you mean. Well done you for such a fabulous achievement and accolade. Stretch your right arm behind your back and pat very firmly !!!!
All these wonderful talents are food for the soul.. I can see it is in the genes!
Love
MX

FryeStyle said...

Congrats Viv! That is so cool!

A Blessed Life said...

How fantastic!!!!! of course we all knew you would be famous!I am so proud of you and I think anyone who is lucky enough to be the owner of one of your items knows the work and wonderment of each item.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Don't know why you can't believe you are in a book, your work is always stunning so no wonder someone wanted to feature you in a book :-) x

Gina said...

Congratulations Viv! Not in the least bit surprising.

Hanananah said...

I adore the little purse at the end! so lovely, my sister is so into that type of thing, sometimes i wish i took textiles instead of art.....

and great post name, from Jonny Cash am i right?

xx

amateurartblog.blogspot.com

Polly Bussell said...

I've only just discovered your work and as a textiles student it really really inspires me. You've inspired me to start screen printing again your work is just so beautiful and intricate. a firm follow :D

www.pollybussell.blogspot.com
^ a fellow textiley blog :)

grrl + dog said...

oo..

mangle cloth..

congrats on the publication - I am eagerly awaiting my copy.

sharon said...

A huge congrat's on your publication Viv....so well deserved!

latebloomerbuds said...

Viv! Congrats on being published. That is soooo exciting. I will be sure to pick up that issue. Hugs, Margie

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Of course you've been published. YOU deserve it. Love to see the book and love seeing what you're up to.

I LOVE your sister's work too. Wow. What a duo.

All joys from across the pond,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Clare said...

Yeah a published Viv..I should think so too!

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

ohmygod, you're famous now!! Well done, well deserved

Carol said...

Hi Viv

the book looks brilliant well done.
I am loving my 2 heart shaped brooches(although I am not yet wearing the second one got the jacket to finish)

Lost my computer for a while but so glad to read your last post.Going up to Stafford tomorrow to see smile, will have the grandchildren with us but will sweeten it with a trip to see the hungry caterpillar!

Carol said...

Great news on the book Viv.

loving my 2 heart brooches, only wearing 1 at the moment but it gets lovely comments, need to finish the jacket for the blue one.

Computer been down for a while but thank goodness I caught your last post, going to Stafford tomorrow to see smile.

Hollace said...

Congratulations on being published. That's just great.

Carrie said...

The Cloth Paper Scissors book will have to find its way onto my bookshelves, it looks great. Congratulations on being featured in such an amazing publication.

Flaming Nora said...

What a tallented bunch you are. I just loved your sisters work. So funny. Congratulations on the article. It looks amazing.

mrs cheese said...

Congratulations on being published.
That's fantastic and well-deserved.

Have a great rest of the week
xx

A Mermaid's Tale said...

I love ceramics too Viv - I wouldn't have been able to resist buying some of Rachel's work. Your entry in that beautiful book is so well deserved!
x x x

sylvie Galy-Nadal said...

I like your work very much ... so poetic !

Studio 508-Nancy's Place said...

I love to travel with you! Your photos and descriptions of galleries and fairs make me want to come back to the U.K. for another visit! Thanks for the wonderful "tours!"

found and sewn said...

love your new purses Viv..what a lovely feature on your work!!

BusyLizzie said...

well done! what a thrilling achievement! That fair looked fab. Lizzie x

WindyRiver said...

Gorgeous little purses - love them!