Weekly Art Project: Week 47

11 September Update:

Catching Up: here’s my textile sketch for Week 47 of my weekly art project. Inspired by the coastal banksias outside my studio:Coastal BanksiasWeekly Art Project Week 47 Coastal Banksia

Texture created with a large zig zag stitched and Sulky 12 wt matte finish cotton thread:Weekly Art Project Week 47 Coastal Banksia

This is a placeholder for Week 47 of my weekly art project. I am currently travelling and will catch up with my textile sketches when I get back home. In the meantime, I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came to my lectures and demonstration at the Festival of Quilts or stopped by the gallery to say hello. It was so much fun to make new friends and to meet up with people that I have gotten to know online. It makes the world seem a smaller place.

A particular highlight was to finally meet Maryte Collard from Lithuania. Maryte and I worked together online in 2016 as part of the SAQA mentorship program. Maryte attended one of my gallery talks and also got to view other galleries – check out Maryte’s post about FoQ.

Maryte Collard and Brenda Gael SmithI also enjoyed catching up with UK  a matter of time artist Jane McKeating who gave me some useful tips for exploring in Manchester

Later, in Liverpool, I met up with fellow Twelve Helen Conway for dinner. We reflected on how each of our creative practices have developed in the years since we first/last met in person in October 2008. We are both planning for exhibitions in 2018. Exciting times ahead.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.   It would be wonderful to see your work. Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: Week 47: 16 August 2017  

Week 33 of 2017
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Join the Weekly Art Project!

  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.


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