Time seems to be rushing away – it is now Monday, again.

I hope you are all surviving, enjoying the sunshine and the rain which was much needed.  I know, if you have a garden, that it is probably taking up more time than you ever thought it could.  What with that and going out for a walk if you can, spending time with your loved ones at home and time on phones, Skype, Zoom , and also the time spent queuing to get into the local shop/supermarket I don’t know how we have time to do any textile work.  But I expect you have.

Some things you might like to have a look at if you can find the time:  The National Galleries newsletter has lots of intereting item – Shonibare – see below, and a look at the McKinnon photography Archive; and a video about Jenny Saville


For this week’s #homeart activities, inspired by Shonibare’s Sun, Sea and Sand, we’re looking at how objects can tell stories, have conversations, and even create portraits!

The OLIST – keeping artists informed of Open Exhibitions worldwide. Vi
Aberdeen Artists Society

6 Day Reminder
Deadline Sunday 17 May 2020 – Midnight.

Thank you to all those artists who have already entered, this is a reminder to everyone still thinking about it, or who have started but not yet completed the application.

Aberdeen Artists Society
AAS Coming Home Exhibition – Goes Online
Aberdeen Artists Society has risen to the challenge that Covid 19 is presenting to us and has taken the unprecedented decision to move its Coming Home Exhibition online. Originally planned to open in the Aberdeen Art Gallery on 6th June, the online exhibition will open two weeks later, on the 20th June. The extra two weeks will give artists more time to prepare and maybe consider to enter another work. The extended deadline for submissions from 1st May to of 17th May. Prizes are confirmed: £1000 Aberdeen Artists Society Prize, £500 MSD Prize, £500 Donnie Ross Prize for Watercolour.
More Informatio

Have you seen textileartist.org and all the interesting projects they have been doing.  The latest newsletter has loads of pictures of work that has been done using the prompts they have suggested.
Well, I think that’s it for me for today.  I will come back soon.





Being retired from being retired!!!!!!