Friday, July 31, 2009

my lovely market stall

the blue horse drawing nestling in with the 1970;s irish irish irish glasses (like they are from Ireland aren't they !)
last saturday ended very,very wet and this is the END of the day , me trying to dry tableclothes etc...!
this is the innerworld house that sits on top of the old wooden box that houses my self-published book of drawings....
NEWS FLASH ****I have sold 24 copies !!! yay , so um, um, thats 26 to go...........
a bit of an untidy box of drawings , someone had been looking through a little too enthusiastically !.a hat I make (also), all laid on top of my fave fabric, which is from the 1950's titled lunette by Dorothy Smith....isn.t it fantastic !
elinora,she is painted on the reverse of glass,and I dont mind if she doesnt go,I really like her,her and her butterflies !she is in the company of a lot of green stuff, lustre bird jug,irish cottage,and lovely rose tea cups.....until next week, goodbye from all the characters from one little market stall in the west of Ireland
.....now that I have space in my head to actually reassess my surroundings , things are taking on a different light.
It has been hard to balance all that I do,
(because I have needed to focus on my fine art degree, my family and my dolls (dogs !) I had to slightly abandon my market stall :(....I mean nobody really knew, because it always looked fine (but I knew , it could be better)
Now that I have finally graduated with my longed for fine art degree , I can move on ....how to integrate all the strands of my art practice ?
Well...I can see that all that I do, feeds in to each other.The important things are curating and editing my work.
I have to make a living and sell what I feel are interesting and meaningful objects ,which also give a sympathetic space to my evolving collection of drawings and artists books (one made...more on the way :)......)
So, wish me luck in this continuing journey , I know that it is not a conventional gallery setting , but I do know that my drawings are reaching people that would not normally see them and that for me ,is cool.

2 comments:

kindra said...

hi Jane!
thanks for sharing. also, good luck integrating everything you do——this will be fun! also, you have great looking goodies in your studio.

nath said...

hey Jane,

you sound as though you have been wonderfully busy! the stall looks great and i love the idea of mixing in your work with all your well curated finds!

happy holiday my friend

nath X