6 February 2016

how do you decorate a wall?

Some of you might have already known that I have a birdie mind. (see this post) Birds are ace, but also things with “wings”. I have great tendency to fall in love with them. My collections have been displayed on so-called “wing wall” in between our kitchen and living space, where people often gather around. 

It all started with a small part of wall like this photo in 2011. 

But soon it expanded to the entire wall by 2014, which filled with my love of wings, from my favourite artists work to more casual ones like postcard from friends, gift tags, charity shop find, my students drawing etc. They are all precious and special. 

The good thing was that I enjoyed every time I pass this space, but the hindsight was that once fixed you can’t change. I am not a very good cleaner either, so this was becoming a problem. 

So my clever and kind husband took his DIY cap on again, whilst I was putting my “designer” cap on. We often work like this… I get an idea, sketch, sketch, sketch, plan, plan, plan and then gently nudge my husband. Thanks to him, we have upgraded our wing wall to a more fresher look!

Now I can change the display whenever I want, add things or swap around. I can place sculptures as well as 2D pieces. I can clean easier (if I wished to). When it comes to Christmas, we can simply put cards here. Plus, when I ever do open studio, I can display my large platters and print work. So many great use.

The line of shelves were made deliberately the same height and thickness of the book shelf in the living room. They look like continuous flow and neat in an open space. Mmmm… we love it! m x

1 February 2016

may i excuse myself muttering my matter?

As some of you might have already noticed this, my official Facebook page is currently closed. My website is still accessible but you can see nothing has been updated since 2013. There are several reasons that I did this (or didn’t do at all), but mainly up until my daughter’s operation, my priority was obviously her and I wanted to omit my task of checking and updating things about my studio work (and there isn’t any!) 

Apology for those who kindly check these or even contacting me about work. I feel bad for letting you down.

You know I’ve got back to work for over a year now. Why I didn’t resume my studio work, instead of my teaching job, you may think? I suppose I was not confident enough to manage just the studio work, but I needed regular income, this works without too much worries and I get to home on time to gain family time. So the studio door was kept locked. Hope you understand. 

But, a big but, those days may be over. Time to go back in the studio will hopefully be coming soon when spring arrives. I have to start with tidying up, not actually working in there yet though. Nevertheless the door will be reopened. Yes, it must! I may start booking an event! Can I dare? This is rather a crazy thought, because after such a long absence, does anyone really show any interest in my stuff, I wonder? 

Why am I saying this here? Well, I need a goal to work on! You are the witnesses. 

Above image is totally unrelated to my studio work, but we just upgraded our two year old daughter’s work display space. looking great! i must learn from her! m x