Monday, 8 June 2015

In my studio: visitors!

Stitching in progress 
It’s Open Studios week here (Forth Valley Open Studios) and after a dismal week last week of migraine, I got everything together just in time.  It’s fun having visitors and sharing my work.  I’ve taken down the wadding I use for my design wall and was dazzled by the white wall behind it – it’s amazing what a difference there is between soft cream and bright white!  The walls and doors now have my artwork hung on them and the worktop has lots of smaller pieces and sketchbooks out too.
White walls in my studio
Part of the joy of reorganising my studio to teach in it is how easy it is to move everything around and configure it in different ways.  So I have a desk set up with my sewing machine so I can carry on stitching at quieter moments and three tables put together in the middle so visitors can have a go at printing.
The little one showing off her stitching skills
I’m not sure if my daughter counts as a ‘visitor’ but she certainly had a go at printing yesterday, using two gelli-plates at once and covering herself, the paper and the floor in paint.  At least she made some interesting prints!  She also spent some time sitting in the corner showing off her stitching skills. 
Sketchbooks and other info
The studio is open until Sunday 14th June from 12-5 (apart from Tues and Weds), so if you are in the area, please pop in and have a look/chat/go at printing.

More work out at Gillian Cooper Studio


Maggi said...

Would love to visit but sadly too far. Glad to hear that you got through the migraine in time. Hope the rest of the week goes well.

Gillian Cooper said...

Thanks Maggi. I love where I live but sometimes it does seem remote! I'm feeling human again now which is lovely, especially as the sun is finally shining

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