I've been working pretty hard this week, but having had a holiday from teaching classes, it's been great to have a bit of precious brain space, and some consecutive days in which to get on with a painting . The one above in fact....
I reckon about another 3 sessions should get it done.
And why.....? And what has this got to do with my normal business of bespoke wedding dress commissions and teaching pattern cutting and sewing, you might ask?!
Pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but in case you've only just come across this blog and my website, I am soon launching a related, but new business which is closely linked to the wedding industry, and therefore my current work. But it's ART! That mysterious thing that many people seem to think is magical and want a piece of....
I have always loved drawing and painting, illustration and art and design, both contemporary and traditional.
As part of my commission work, I make fashion drawings to show the 'feel' and the construction details of any design, be that a wedding dress or a tweed jacket.
A while ago, a friend of mine suggested that I might put these two things together (the drawing / painting and the design / making of wedding dresses), and actually make oil paintings of women's wedding dresses and have this as an extension of my business.
Consequently, I have also spent many hours in the the last few weeks writing about this new project for a website which I've been putting together, and which I will hopefully launch in the next couple of weeks, after I have assembled everything together in one place. And there's a lot of stuff!
So here's a little preview of what I've been up to this week, and several weeks prior to this as well!