Monday, 5 January 2015

2015 will be...

 Happy New Year everyone – I hope 2015 is an enjoyable year for you all. 

The Christmas holidays here have just finished and the children are back to school today and so a form of normality reigns – even if we still need to remove the Christmas tree and pack all the decorations back into their boxes – I’m sure it will be all finished before Easter...
The hand dyed silks for my latest piece on top of the pattern
2015 is going to be a wonderfully busy one for me.  Looking back, my life seems to run in 2 year cycles – one manic year, following by one of recovery.  This is definitely a manic one!  It starts with a solo exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, opening on Friday 30th January continuing until Saturday 21st February.  I’ll tell you more about this in my next post.
Some of the pieces of silk ironed in place
In March our C&G students from the Studio Loch Lomond Quilt Show have an exhibition at the new Stitching and Quilting Show at the SECC, Glasgow.  I am hoping to run a couple of taster workshops there too.
The new work beginning to take shape
Then I have my exhibition at Farfield Mill from 21 March to 10 May.  I’m super-excited about this since I visited the space and have lots of ideas of how I’m going to use it.
Also [MEGA NEWS] I’m intending to be teaching from my home studio from April onwards – a variety of textile based classes – lots more information soon as I firm up on the details, buy the desks etc.

Finally, as if all this wasn’t sufficient, I am exhibiting at the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace in September.  It is a fantastic show and I know there are lots of other amazing makers showing their work too, so it would be well worth a visit.
Then around the end of November, I will collapse again in time for next year’s Christmas season.

It is such an exciting year for me – I hope you will be joining me on this great journey.  For those who dislike it, I apologise for using the ‘J’ word, but it really feels that way for me this year!


magsramsay said...

Intrigued by the pojagi-like Goddess!

Gillian Cooper said...

It is rather pojagi-like - I hadn't consciously considered it - it is the same technique as my other goddesses - just with transparent fabric and a lot of bondaweb - all machined too, so no beautiful seaming - maybe that should be the next step

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your upcoming exhibits, Gillian. What a great year you have ahead of you!

Gillian Cooper said...

Thanks Margaret. It's lovely that I can share the work in person as well as online

Maggi said...

What a year you have ahead of you. I love the sheers you are using on your goddess.

Happy and successful New Year.

Gillian Cooper said...

Thanks Maggi. I'm enjoying working with the sheers, although the iron has taken a bit a battering with sheers and fusible web!

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