By jane2012, Apr 27 2020 11:12AM
Hello! It's been a while since my last post and the world has gone through tumultuous change over the past few months. It's now April 2020 and here in the UK we are still in the midst of partial lockdown, sheltering in place and working from home where we can.
I am one of the lucky ones; I am a non-essential key worker and can work at home for the most part. My 19 year old lives with me and managed to get back from Spain on the last rescue flight at the end of March. We are safe. This is good. We have been blessed with clear blue skies and sunshine for weeks, the birds are singing, chicks are hatching, the stars (and satellites!) are visible. All is good.
Every day I feel such gratitude for this and the time this situation has given me to be reflective and creative. And despite the restrictions there has been an opportunity to work on a project. My lovely friend Hizze Fletcher, co-owner of the small gallery, Brush Brighton has put on a virtual exhibition this month featuring work from several artists. The title of the exhibition is 'Bloom' and 10% of sales will go towards supporting the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. In this time of uncertainty it isa great way for artists and galleries to work together to support themselves and give something back, particularly to our amazing NHS. Visit the website here to see the amazing variety and quality of work on display:
My piece is a small hand painted, hand stitched batik called 'Covid Spring' mounted in an embroidery hoop. It's a reflection on the strange times we find ourselves in and is a reminder of the beauty blooming around us.
You can see the images on the Textile Batik gallery page. If you want to buy it, you can do so through Brush, Brighton's website.
That's all for now, see you on the other side!