Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Exhibition news!

The last couple of years have been a truly amazing time for me with lots of thrilling teaching and travelling opportunities and all manner of exciting offers landing in my lap and I have done my best to meet each challenge.  When I look back at the last 10 years of my life and when I started beading (and particularly why I started beading) I can hardly believe that I am the same person now as I was then.  It has been a wonderful learning experience and a huge confidence builder BUT I feel that the time is now right for a little change in direction.  I am planning on spending the next 11 months mostly working at home and creating a themed exhibition of my work that will have its first showing at Stitchncraft Beads in Dorset (UK) in September 2012.


The picture above shows 1700g of seed beads that I recently purchased to enable me to make a start on my new project and I am hoping to turn these tiny beads into sculptural works of art that will delight and inspire visitors to the exhibitions.  I have been keeping a notebook of ideas throughout the last year or so and I promised myself that once all my teaching commitments were met I would start experimenting and let my imagination unfurl again.  I will regularly post pictures (if only sneak peeks!) of my new pieces and the inspiration behind them and blog about my journey.  I have a head full of ideas, I have cleared my diary and I have purchased the beads.  Let the adventure begin ...

Kerrie

8 comments:

  1. That all sounds incredibly exciting. I hope I can make it down to Dorset and see what 2012 holds for you. I haven't done so much seed beading recently but your work continues to inspire me on. I hope that we will still see some pretty bead pictures here on your blog but if not, I'll definitely content myself with beading through your gorgeous tutorials!

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  2. I can't wait to see where your imagination takes you!

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  3. How exciting for you, Kerrie! I look forward to the little peeks at your journey. :) *hugs*

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  4. If I wasn't afraid of entering an airplane I would visit the exhibition. Maybe I'll find one to drive me there next year...
    Hugs, too!

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  5. Thank you so much for your support girls!

    Kerrie x

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  6. Kerrie,
    Good luck with your projects this year. Just followed your link and was glad I did! What a great online store and the 'place' to go for a wealth of beading courses, exhibitions. Hope to see you in Sep ...

    June

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