Saturday, 15 October 2011

Darling, stop confusing me, with your wishful thinking....


Hello!
I wanted to show you pictures I took, of my fav artists' work at shirehall Stafford.
'SMILE'
It made me smile, but also made me want to cry, as I adore all of the following artists' work...
Julie Arkell, Lucy Casson, Janet Bolton, Abbott and Ellwood.
There were other pieces from various artists, but I have been self indulgent and just posted pics of my particular favs :-)



























Such a mouth wateringly, inspiring Exhibition.

Moving on...
couple of purses popped into my online shops.
I have been holding onto stuff that I have made recently,
 as

 calling all you Shropshire Lads and Lasses!!!
I will have a stand at the Crafty Vintage Market,
this coming Saturday 22nd October at Lydbury North.   
Looking forward to it very much, as I will be amongst some very fine artists, dealers and their wares.
Hope to see you there.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. x

36 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Viv, you must have been in seventh heaven, surrounded by such pretties! Thanks for sharing them. J x

Carol said...

I was lucky enough to see this exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre, absolutely stunning, made me smile all week.

keshling said...

I absolutely love the one with the quizzical looking dog!

K xx

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

This work is right up my street, fantastic xx

Vivika said...

Gorgeous - I would not be able to leave with one penny left in my purse!

roc said...

omg - what wonderful pieces of art! wish i could have seen them in person. fantastic!

Filamental said...

Gosh this is a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing this. I really enjoy these works.
I love the new look of your blog, by the way.
xob

Greenorchid said...

Hmmmm thanks for sharing that lovely exhibition... fantastic creative flow at work... love your purses too. x

Twiglet said...

Such an amazing exhibition of clever little works of art - great selection Viv. We might pop over to Lydbury North to the Vintage craft market - sounds like our kind of thing. x Jo

DollZandThingZ said...

Fantastic post! Thank you so much for sharing this! I am alerting my friends to this wonderful post!

Dotty said...

WOW! Gorgeous pieces. I think I know how you feel- the work of people I admire fills me with a kind of longing! ....And you happen to be one of those people:)

Kathy said...

Like Carol, I saw the exhibition at Ruthin too. I loved it, especially the little creatures mending the chair!
xxx

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

like you
i love
but cannot decide
art
or craft
and really
what is the
difference
and of course
who really
cares
...

***

Tina Gilmore said...

Well that exhibition would make me smile too, i adore Julie Arkell's work I saw a few bits at Ruthin Craft Centre too, and your work is very much up there with hers. Hope you're ok, bought a few of your pieces from the Wearhouse in Ludlow a few weekends ago. Take Care xx

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Stephanie Gentry said...

Oh, how I enjoyed viewing these charming, whimsical, and humorous works of art - I can see why they are your favorites.

A Blessed Life said...

The old chair was my absolute favourite although i loved all the others too,have a great market,hope the buyers come out in droves.

Annie said...

Totally agree about the exhibition, those are some of my favourite artists too :D And maybe see you at the market next Saturday!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

OMG I love lamby!!!! How gorgeous? Wishful thinking indeed - I am seriously contemplating my washing up bowl and a pile of old sunday Times....aaarghhhh, what have you done!

Love to you Viv, thanks for making me smile xXx

Nina Lise Moen said...

What a fantastic exhibition! I particulary enjoyed the chair with all the little creatures.

Victoria said...

I caught the Smile exhibition in Frome. The only word is fantastic. Lovely to see the photos. x

ale said...

lovely lovely lovely!!!!!!!!!!! l also always love julie arkel!!! her sensibility is unique!!!!!!! and so your art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!everything is adorable!!! muchos besos!!! (lots of kisses)

Pixie said...

Such wonderful stuff, i live it all.
Pixie

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Such great inspiration for us all, this exhibition!
But remember Viv,
YOU are HUGE source of inspiration too<3
Much love
Becky

Michelle said...

What a wonderful exhibition... Julie Arkell is fantastic - love your blog!

Carrie said...

I'm so green, I really wanted to see this exhibition. I just love Lucy Casson's work and I wouldn't say no to something from Janet Bolton either. : )

Emma Thomsen said...

Wowser, what amazing creativity! You must have been in 'seventh heaven' - lucky you. Thank you for sharing, I love the sheep!

Sheep Rustler said...

They are all increibly lovely!

mrs cheese said...

Lovely lovely lovely
I'll take them all please!
xx

Stephne said...

What great work by Julie A, she really is quite inspirational! I do love your work also, adore your dogs...stephne

dosierosie said...

I saw "smile" at Frome and loved it. The old chair I think is great fun but Julie Arkell is my favourite
Gillx

Margie said...

Oh my! These are are all so adorable and so quirky. That beat up chair with the odd looking creatures all over it...would have loved to see this show!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Thanks for sharing the exhibition with us Viv, I just love those quirky little fellas on that chair - brilliant.

The Little Forest said...

I love your embroidery. Do you do that by hand or is it done with a machine? Thanks for sharing the art, it's all so wonderful.

Marieke

green glamour said...

thank you for those photos .

Jackie said...

Your purses are as gorgeous as ever. Hope V&H was a sell out for you, and not to tiring.