Friday, 5 August 2011

A trip to an art exhibition

Daughter M and I dashed off to Welshpool today to look for bits and bobs for our latest crafting venture. We found lots of useful stuff in one of the local charity shops, so everyone benefits from our little shopping spree!!

On our way home we stopped off in Montgomery to visit Tina of Indigo Moon. She is having her first art exhibition in the local Old Bell Museum gallery.
We were amazed at how many wonderful assemblage pieces and multi media pictures Tina has created. We knew she had been busy working away in her art room for months but we had no idea how many little works of art she had created!

I often check out the art exhibitions in the gallery but have never seen one with so many lovely pictures - large and small, along with pretty little brooches and tiny moleskine journals. Tina's artwork even extends to individually handmade business cards.

If you can manage a trip to Montgomery, it is well worth a visit.

Today the sun was shining on this pretty little town and it looked as if it had stepped off the front of a chocolate box. Flower tubs and hanging baskets are everywhere, making the town look cheerful and welcoming. Normally we would have stopped at one of the charming town cafes for a coffee but we were in a rush today.

M has been busy making items for her Etsy shop. She is determined to develop her artistic and crafting skills and hopes to sell some of her lovely ideas.
She was also very impressed with my washing line of little dresses. Wipso and I thought we might manage a total of 50  but I have a feeling we will be nearer 100 when we finish, judging by the amount of fabric we have to work on. A big, big thank you to all those who have taken the time to post little fabric parcels to us. We promise we will use it wisely and creatively to make as many little frocks as we can for the little African girls.


Sherry Edwards said...

Sounds as though you both had a wonderful day - and you're doing a grand job of those beautiful little dresses x

Wipso said...

The gallery looks really fab and that line of dresses looks great too :-)
A x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow all the little dresses are so adorable. Looks like a quick and easy pattern, but you are really doing large numbers. Thank you for your kindness. So many have so little.
Always fun to have a day away. The art looks great and always good inspiration.
Enjoy your weekend..We have WONDERFUL tempatures finally 70's and thankful to be able to go outside again.


Oh how I do miss England! I did not get to holiday there this year. And I can just picture Montgomery, having gone there many times. My heart hurts to be there.

And you and your group are going to make many African girls very happy.

Polly Polkadot said...

I often feel isolated in the virtual world - all the stories about England. Yesterday I was just 25 miles from you!
Well done on the 100 dresses.

mckinkle said...

Sounds and looks like it was a fine day! Your friends work looks beautiful and it will mean so much that you stopped off too to give her your support!

All of those little dresses look adorable Jo! The sunshine colours are amazing too and I bet they will look so beautiful on the little ones when they get there!

Keep up the good work!!
Keryn x

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I'm just catching up on the WOYWW list as I've had a hectic week that has kept me out of my craftroom. Sounds like your trip was enjoyable and great to hear that the local charity shops have benefited too. The little dress count so far is fantastic - you and your sister are just amazing me with each blog - don't know how you find the time to do all you do :) Elizabeth x #73