Sunday, September 1, 2013

This and That

We had a fabulous night on Friday night at the opening of our exhibition "Paths to Peace and Stillness" at Rosebed St Gallery.  There were lots of folk, lots of friendly faces and lots of people  interested in talking about our work. Very nicely there was a wealth of red dots by the end of the evening as well, and we are grateful for all that support.

Me and my mum! Photo courtesy of Christine Elcoate - with many thanks.


A couple of my red dots. Thank you Edith Ann and Carol; and Michael.



We got out and about early on Saturday and finished off the Commission. Phew.  Sunday morning we got up early to clean and polish and wipe and pack. All packed and ready to go which is all very excitement! Hopefully all can be revealed soon.




I also bought my copy of Lark's 500 Handmade Books Vol 2 last week, and was so happy to see my two books in there. I was also thrilled to see that Julie Chen had mentioned A Subversive Stitch in the introduction,

"Other artists investigate specific aspects of the book, including the physical properties of their materials....while Fiona Dempster's A Subversive Stitch (page 214), with its tangled mass of red thread and sutured sentences, plays with ideas of binding, oppression and free speech."




Those words then led to this little blurb and slideshow in the Huffington Post I think!

So it feels like lots of good news all around...bubbles perhaps tonight!

26 comments:

  1. Congrats, Fiona. Well deserved bubbles :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. YAY (all round... with bubbles)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ronnie - and I'll raise a glass for you soon as well I hope!

      Delete
  3. Lots of wonder... and congratulations on attention well deserved!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Valerianna - 'tis a world of wonder I think.

      Delete
  4. How wonderful! Red dots are a proven generator of hearty smiles. Congrats, Fiona!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ersi! Red dots for anybody fill my heart with glee; it was nice they were ours this time. Thanks!

      Delete
  5. fabulous! and congratulations on all the wonderful news.
    love the picture of you and your mum - beauty runs in the family!
    and i am so very happy for you that the commission is complete - that must be a huge, rewarding weight off of your shoulders.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for all your words MJ - we are truly grateful the Commission is done; the sales were very nice and it was a good shot of me and mum! Not sure about the beauty thing...

      Delete
  6. Congrats, and great photo of you and your mum! I've got the new book in my shopping cart at Amazon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Connie Rose! When i get a decent shot of myself I use it! I'm glad the book is on its way to you - I still haven't finished reading mine yet...

      Delete
  7. Congratulations all round! My own copy of 500 Handmade Books should be waiting for me at home.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jennifer. I hope you enjoy it when you get home; altho it will be hard to find time to read it in amongst all the excitement of catching up again!

      Delete
  8. congratulations! and we do so adore red dots!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Caterina - we do indeed! I love seeing red dots - knowing that artists are selling and people are buying...

      Delete
  9. as my daughter would say: WOOT WOOT! it's grand about all the good words for you and your work. really congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love WOOT WOOT V! Thans for the congrats - I really appreciate it.

      Delete
  10. Congratulations!! Great shots on Huffington Post as well. All that hard work. Well done. Ax

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Annie - very chuffed about the Huff! Lots of work done and new stuff beginning...Go well

      Delete
  11. Wonderful! Congratulations Fiona. You and your mother look so alike! Gorgeous photo! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Louise - it's always a hoot as our colouring is quite different - I have my dad's reddish hair; but people often remark how alike we look! Thanks and go well, F.

      Delete
  12. Great news on a super deserved recognition!
    Congratulations!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anna - I never know about deserved; but it is appreciated! Go well, F

      Delete
  13. I'm so chuffed that I 'know' a published artist! Congratulations on the recognition and just have to say you and your Mum look such elegant girls in that photo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like that word chuffed Lesley! Glad you are, and thanks for the nice words re my mum and me...

      Delete

I appreciate your thoughts and comments; thanks for taking the time.