Tuesday 26 April 2016

A Sense of Play is Opening on Sunday

I think this is our third show.
Just in case you don't remember...and why should you!
The Artists Way Collective was formed a few years ago
after having studied Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way together.

One feature of each show is always one communal piece.
This time we took three canvases
Nadine, one of the painters in the group, taped them together
We all descended on her lovely spacious studio
on the shores of St. Margaret's Bay.
Sherry had selected our palette.
I was supposed to be in charge of design
and they all know I hate being responsible for anything!
To get us started we took pieces of string and rope that happened to be lying around
and traced around them.
Then we picked up paintbrushes and went to town
with A Sense of Play of course!

Our first go at it was not that great design wise
so we came back for another day of play
and superimposed the leaf design all over the whole thing.
By the end of the second day I think we were all pleased.

It is not that easy bringing a show together with people
who are so different both in personality and artistic bent
and who use such different media.
As far as I am concerned I believe we have all learned
to listen....really listen to each other
and talk things through.
We always seem to be able to reach a compromise.
An impressive group.
Thanks Nadine, Grace, Sherry and Giselle.


  1. Wish I could be there to see it. Goodluck to you all.

  2. How I wish I could be there to see the show - I know it must be amazing. Hope it's a huge success for you.

  3. Thanks to you Penny...great post!

  4. Great idea, Penny. I can't get there... will someone be posting photos?

  5. Collaborative work can be tricky, but great fun..


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