It is a typical Scottish July day, peeing with rain, wind that could knock a sparrow off its feet and im sitting in my studio wrapped up in three layers of clothes and a fleece dressing gown. Today is Wednesday, two full working days until the Kirriemuir Agricultural Show where I decided rather last minute to get a table in the craft tent, or rather two tables.
I find shows usually quite entertaining meeting and networking with other creative peeps and meeting the general public. It is always good to get out the studio and let the wind blow off my "socialising" cobwebs. Selling myself has never been my favourite pastime but letting my art see the world rather than the virtual world (online) is important.
I have been working hard this past week on a few pieces to take to the show and I thought what better than to do a "Farm animal" collection, thinking hooves, snouts and troughs. So I got to work on these pieces and I hope they will be well received. They are more illustrative than some of my usual show pieces but they were great fun to create. I love to add human like thoughts to my compositions, think "George Orwell's - Animal Farm", rendering them cheeky, or childlike and with me being owned by four children I am no stranger to the antics that brings. So for "Truffles...?" the cheeky pig I wanted to capture the greed and one tract mind of a pig..................food! Food!, FOOD! Following that piece was "Are ewe listening?" capturing the head on battle of mother and son (One I am all to familiar with as all my four children are boys) and the cheeky remark of the lamb as if to say "Yeah sure mum whatever!" a common response from my third son in particular.
I hope everyone can keep everything crossed that Saturday the sun will have his hat on and I will look forward to a great show, you never know I may even get a chance to take a few photos of the animals there and they may well be my next subjects for a few more pieces. :) Lou x