This week I've been to see the Ten Plus Textiles group exhibition which is gracing the walls of Salford Art Gallery until 19th June.
My two favourite pieces were, quite coincidentally, by artists that I know (and I didn't even look to see who'd done them until I'd picked them out!)
The charming fairy-tale piece above "He lived merrily and well until.." is by
the very talented Julie Bryce.
But my very favourite was this amazing piece - "Innisfree" - by my etsy team mate Michelle Barnard.
Funds didn't allow me to take it home with me sadly (though I did buy it as a greetings card in the little gallery shop!)
I've always been drawn to textile work - one of my new Year resolutions was to try and incorporate more textiles into my own art. Michelle's piece actually reminded me a little of some mixed media canvases I'd done a while ago, and it inspired me to experiment! -
I've used acrylics, various papers and scraps of re-cycled fabric, along with a button and a bit of a skeleton leaf. My own little mixed media patchwork on canvas!