Actually, you may well ask. At the back end of last year I moved into my own studio space for the first time ever! I cannot tell you how exciting this is, it's opened up a whole new channel of opportunity and new people to mingle with.
Never mind being able to make a creative mess and leave it all out until the next time I go in.
This is the gallery space from an exhibition I co-currated over the winter - 'The tree and me'. There is space to hire for events and workshops as well as hot-desking and a variety of studio space for creatives. Just what Milton Keynes needed.
This was the first project I completed, a tree for the staff room of the school where I made the Centenary quilt last summer.
So with all this space, I've been able to set myself some challenges and make new work.
A section of a dyed, appliqué and embroidered quilt.
A sample and work in progress for a larger mural (I hope!)
Also, as well as still teaching the C&G's Certificate I have been hatching a plan to make collaborative work which will be exhibited in the MK Project Space of the Gallery in October.
The A5 creative challenge:
If you are local to MK or have visited it in the past perhaps you would like to have a go?
Here is the Facebook link to the Adult Education page
But you can message me on here if you would like to take part and need more details….