Sunday, 21 September 2014

long time no post.
What a whirlwind I have been caught up in just of late, all good though.
First of all, the current husband and I visited the huge Braderie at Lille, France, the beginning of September.   A giant boot fair really, with a mix of vile plastic tat and great vintage finds...but you have to look really hard for those.   The fun is in the looking though.   
Then, just enough time to sort my clothes out and off my girl and I flew to Menorca for a week.
I kind of expected it to be lovely and warm, but Menorca is having an unusal heat wave and the temp was 30 degrees with very high  humidy.   Swimming in the crystal clear, amazingly warm, aqua coloured sea was like being in heaven.   I want to go back and soon!
 Colours of Menorca.

 Back home and I wanted to tell you how happy I am to have pieces of my work in
 'Books of the Unexpected' Exhibition,  
'Curated by artist Becky Adams, this exhibition looks at works by artists inspired by the form, structure and content of books.
Exhibiting artists: Karen Apps, Susie Bright, Jessie Chorley, Yvette Hawkins, Alison MogerBetty Pepper, Phiona Richards, Donna Rumble-SmithViv Sliwka and Becky Adams.'   

Exhibition Catalogue
 This is my main piece in the Exhibition.   Based on the story of Thumbelina.
Set in a large vintage tin.   Hand stitched.  All vintage textiles.
and finally, I am now working like the wind towards 'The Chelsea Decorative Living Fair', Chelsea Town Hall, London - Thurs. 2nd October.... The Fair is co-organised by Caroline Zoob   If you plan on visiting, there is a chance to win tickets over at Caroline's web ↑
Well, I think that's me for now...thank you for stopping by. x


Flaming Nora said...

Wow Viv looks like you are living at the eye of the storm!


Oh, my Viv, you must live a life full of enchantment and delight! Your travels and beautiful creations are just dreamy! Congrats on the special show - how sweet your little Thumbelina tin!

Debbie said...

Hoping to get to this exhibition at Crafts in the Bay, wonderful space and they have very good exhibitions.

Jayne said...

you have been globetrotting Viv. how lovely to have a week with your girl, my idea of heaven too. We have lovely happy memories of holidays in Menorca, a little gem of an island. Good luck with the fair. Your exhibition piece is really beautiful.

Niki Fretwell said...

Congratulations Viv - LOVE your latest artwork...and good luck at the upcoming fairs...

We're just back from Mallorca and loved it there too...can't beat swimming in the warm Med!

Love to you, Niki x