Sunday, 30 November 2014

Illustrated books

I have been working on an illustrated story book about the miniature railway in Ickenham over the last year and decided the best way to get it underway was to self-publish it. As a trial I worked on one of the books I had made for my grandchildren, called Rudolph's tale and made versions for publishing on demand print to be sold through Amazon and Kindle. 

The Kindle form proved complicated so I have put that aside for the railway story for the time being.  Now I have added a third book, called Too many hats to my collection and hope to add the others I have written in the near future. I am in the process of trying to get some hard copies to sell but these have to come from the USA. I have found it interesting to do and you know what they say about the benefits of learning a new skill at my age! If you want to look at my authors page you can find it here

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Art Competition

Hello attempting the blog spot,after a period of quiet art wise and need for rest .
I entered artwork for a competition at the London Diocesan House in Pimlico and have had 'Finding Peace'shortlisted.
Also you may already know,but next year Hillingdon will be marking 50 years as the London Borough of Hillingdon,maybe one of the exhibitions at Cow Byre could work round this or set up something new. Perhaps use the frames that Lisa has either for our own response to Hillingdon or use in a way similar to Jane's successful Uxbridge project.
Seeking Hope

Finding Peace

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Call for Artists

Found this if anyone is interested. It will be at the Mall galleries and you have until Dec 12th to submit an entry.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Urgent appeal on behalf of Chris Dilger aka Captain Colourblind

Chris tells me he has cancer and is having a bit of a makeover and he is going to be done up in Gothic style. Reason, he has a handbag and is going to have some photos done as his alter ego holding his bag! (see his website link).
Has anyone got any Gothic female clothes he could borrow size 14. He needs them by 12 November!
Contact him by email or phone here

Tower of London Poppy installation

For anyone who has not been able to see the First World War commemoration installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins at the Tower of London here is a photo I took at the weekend. It is awesome in scale and very moving. Ian

Saturday, 1 November 2014

I have taken onboard a comment from Shivastie that my stronger work was more my abstract design
work..It's not that I can really choose to dedicate only in that direction but I am aiming there now.

This is an image of one of six called "Alone"