Mosaic Monday 11 April 2011

Mosaic Monday 11 April 2011, originally uploaded by gilfling.

1. untitled, 2. Sail Away Ladies, 3. Roger, 4. Náufrago em cores, 5. dreamers4, 6. Miniature Paper Ring Sculpture., 7. Everyday Objects Tell My Story, 8. A Whisper of Snow (detail 2), 9. *, 10. Wilfilda commissioned artdoll, 11. Mixed-media Calmer, 12. fletcher no.4

Another monday another mosaic and I am really loving this one!

The weather was gorgeous here this weekend and we spent our time at home pottering, tidying the house (as quickly as possible), gardening (at our leisure), playing board games and just enjoying each others company. I love weekends like that.

My minature vegetable garden is coming along nicely and I am trying new-to-me plants after my small beginnings as a gardener last year. I am not being too ambitious, preferring to think that I can build on my plot year upon year as I become more confident and see what works and what doesn’t!

So now onto a new week!! Wishing you a good one. x

Mosaic Monday 14 March 2011

Mosaic Monday 14 March 2011, originally uploaded by gilfling.

1. Winter Room, 2. yellow background, 3. Untitled, 4. She Felt it Peel Away, 5. she longed for visions of love, 6. acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2011, 7. Estudio de Cabeza. Study Head, 8. It’s Not Safe Below, 9. Mysterious Attraction of the Unseen, 10. strike a pose., 11. work in progress for the bookhou group show, 12. working on…

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Good morning! Spring is surely here and I spent some of the weekend planting the first seeds of the season – peas, courgettes, tomatoes, peppers along with my favourite flower – sweet peas. It feels good to be out in our tiny postage stamp sized garden again, pottering away and tidying all the dead that remained from last year to make way for new and cutting back plants and preparing pots for soon to come seedlings.

Jeeves and Wooster (our house bunnies) are venturing out much more to enjoy the spring air and I love watching them racing about and leaping in the air – such fun!

I had a lovely end to last week with a few pieces of good news – selling a doll in this exhibition, a few etsy sales including this painting (print to come soon) and confirmation that I have been accepted to exhibit at this wonderful contemporary arts and crafts fair. With all that is going on in the world today, I am so grateful for all that I have and all that I am able to do.

And on that note it is up to the studio for me.

Sophie

Sophie, originally uploaded by gilfling.

The final character now available in The Edge Gallery, Sophies story is below.

Sophie – Amongst the ruins of her ancestral home there is one room that remains intact with hand painted wall panels and billowing velvet curtains. Candle-light cast’s soft shadows and appears to bring the illustrated birds and butterflies to life as they dance on the faded leaves that cover the high walls from floor to ceiling. Outside there are broken down walls and stairs that end in sky with nowhere else to go.

Grand arches mark the places where previous generations once walked. But Sophie is content to while away the hours in the warm and cosy room, writing long winding stories inspired by the heavy trunks which are full of photographs of her distant relatives.

It is a quiet saturday here where I am enjoying catching up with some work on the computer with the patio doors open to the sunshine and seeing a couple of huge bumble bees drifting about the garden. I have some work to do on a commission this afternoon but then will catch up on a wee bit of vegatable gardening and repotting some seedlings which is always a lovely break and a chance to be outside.

I am new to gardening and very much a novice in an experimental phase to see what I can grow and what I should leave to the experts! But it is lovely to see green seedlings breaking through the soil where it had previously been bare and hopefully we shall have some fresh vegetables to enjoy in the coming months. Interestingly the vegetables that Mark strongly dislikes (carrots, beetroot and cabbage), are currently working out the best in my wee potted garden! But with a few other vegetables still to plant, hopefully we shall have some variety which we can both enjoy.