Sunday, November 26, 2006

North Bristol Art Trail 2006

It was lovely to see the work, meet the artists and visit the houses on this trail. A great way to spend a sunny Sunday morning.

All the photos in this posting are of work from other artists. I took far more than I can show here, my apologies to anyone visiting this blog and hoping to see their work but not finding it here. Thank you to all who let me take photos.

Ceramic Chickens

Chickens by Denise Lonsdale - more like these will be available from Bristol Guild between 9th and 30th December 2006. (As will work by Sally Cox - see later)

Rainbow Weave

One of Marilyn Burton's window hangings woven from slubbed linen. She weaves everything from delicate scarves to robust rugs.

Hand-painted Tile Mosaic

Caroline Casswell makes colourful mosaics. As it was so hard to find tiles in the colours she wanted she started to paint white tiles. This has the added advantage that all the tiles have the same thickness for a smoother finish.

Butterfly

Jane Ormes does whimsical mixed media work. I'm showing this particular butterfly as it looks so like one of the ones I made last week but did not blog.

HeadStone chimes

These are pieces that I spotted in Sculptor Sally Cox's garden. She lives a few doors down from us and I'm so glad to have finally made her and her family's acquaintance. We went to their Friday preview and were impressed by the friendly atmosphere - it was most welcoming and wonderful to finally meet an artist-neighbour!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those chickens look too clever by half!

steve said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the chickens too! Thanks for sharing these and i also enjoyed viewing your I.F. "Invention" post!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great day! Wonderful photo's of some gorgeous work. Great to have a trail like that so close by. Thanks for sharing your Sunday with us :)

Caroline said...

Anonymous - yes I thought so too!

Steve - thank you - yes I had a good, but tiring time. At the time I thought it would be fun to have something like this to do every Sunday, now I'm recovering and think once a year is fine.

Suzie Q - Thank you - I was really lucky to be in the middle of all this art.

johnnynorms said...

Nice photos, I especially like the garden ones. A lot of artists' gardens I've visited on Open House trails are lovely special places.

Caroline said...

Thanks JN - I've often wanted an artists garden myself!

Guyana-Gyal said...

This is so exciting!! I'm glad you took the time to post it all, Caro. I used to know a lot of artists in Jamaica, your neighbour Sally Cox's work in the tree reminds me of them. I love the chicken, I like 'em all, the weaving, the mosaics...sigh.

Caroline said...

GG - it was great to see other people's work - I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the glimpse I put here.