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Art Exhibition and Art Residency Online

Art Exhibition and Art Residency Online – two separate events hosted online this week. I feel very happy to have been invited to take part in two exhibitions. They are both happening on Instagram, so if you are not on there it is worth joining. I usually post daily on my account karenplatt_textiles but these events are not on my own pages, they are on Instagram art pages, see below.

ART RESIDENCY

It’s the first time I have had an art residency online. My sixth art residency in all (the other three being at venues around the UK – Brison’s Veor, Cornwall; The Clocktower, Sheffield (twice); Burton Agnes in Yorkshire and Sheffield City Centre.

The residency takes place on Instagram #transientresidence

It runs from 15-19th March 2021 and I plan to post once or twice a day, early morning.

Work from my digital manipulation art with the theme of Tunisian Doors can be seen throughout the residency. If you like what you see, you can also buy the ebook from my online store

Tunisian Doors
Tunisian Doors

ART EXHIBITION

This also takes place on Instagram and I feel lucky to be a part of this digital art exhibition exploring Earth Patterns. When in the Tunisian Sahara I took quite a few photos of the sand dunes and I submitted one of my photos to this exhibition and was a successful applicant. The photo demonstrates the ever shifting sand and the patterns formed.

The exhibition features digital photographers who have explored this theme and launches on Instagram on March 19th 2021 on @aghaveyaprojects

Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition
Art exhibition
Art Exhibition

Other works on Tunisia (there are travel ebooks and ebooks on Traditional Dress and Woven Textiles) and the Sahara which can be found online might also be of interest.

Sahara ebook
Sahara ebook

Good Fortune

These are just two positives from Covid 19 this week. If it were not for the pandemic, I am sure there would not be so many online opportunities. If you miss the online art exhibition and art residency

my digital art is for sale on Saatchi Art online.

Words, work and images Karen Platt (the leaflet copyright Shafiga Aghayeva)

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Speaking at Quilting Shows 2019

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Speaking engagements are my excitement for this week. Get booking please ladies and any men out there. First engagement of the year is 12-14th April 2019 at the British Stitch and Quilt Village at Uttoxeter, so please grab your space now to hear my take on colour in quilts. I am speaking at the same time each day.

At the moment my next speaking engagement is not until August 4th at the Festival of Quilts, where I speak twice on the same day, once on colour and once on design. So you can have a double whammy. Booking is not open yet, but keep your eyes on the website.

I have some more lined up, to be confirmed. Don’t forget you also have the fantastic opportunity to come to India with me, on a Colouricious holiday. The chance of a lifetime. I need 9 more people for this to go ahead, so please book on the Colouricious website today. 11 months to go, we leave on 7 January 2020.

I finished January with a sort of ho-hum week. Everything is hanging in the balance. People who were supposed to come back to me have still to do so. I wait with bated breath to see if it all comes to fruition. In anticipation, I had a lot of writing to do – contracts and so on. Lots of contacting to do, for if they don’t come through, trying to find someone who does. All under wraps and I have everything crossed to make it happen. I am hoping next week is the one.

Apart from the flurry of writing, I am hand stitching the calico quilt. When I am not doing that, I am writing up the pattern for it. Sore finger into the bargain – the only negative of hand quilting. The machine stitched quilt is ready to start again since the snowflake panels are now cured and ready to heat set then attach.

I am almost there with a hand knitting pattern too, just the last armhole bands and that pattern needs writing up too.

I took photos of the painting exhibition and I must find space for my paintings on my website again because I have given up on Artfinder, it just does not work for me. They have changed their costs twice, in their own favour of course.

Words, images and work copyright Karen Platt 2019

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Achievement is the Buzz Word for January 2019

Achievement is indeed the buzz word for January 2019. Each week of this New Year has brought fantastic news.

Achievement is my kind of success and involves markers along the way to the ultimate goal. I have always given 100% plus to whatever I do and it is great to see some recognition.

Talks at Quilting Shows
My first talks on Colour For Quilters are at the British Quilt & Stitch Village 2019 in April. I am speaking on each day at that event at Uttoxeter racecourse – 12-14th April.

I have just heard that on 4th August 2019, I shall be giving two talks at the ultimate quilt show – FOQ (Festival of Quilts) at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. The first is on Quilt Design, the second on the same day is on Colour. This is preliminary notice, actual dates and times are to be confirmed.

I am thrilled. Feeling very lucky. Book your tickets now and I’ll see you on the day. How do I top that achievement?

Quilting
I have made great progress with my latest Winter Inspirations quilt. The snowflakes are being added now. Perhaps just one more round of motifs and it will be finished. It is a quilt as you go, so once I have the top done, there will not be much more quilting when I add the backing.

I was gathering scraps today and might fit in a scrap quilt next. I am mindful now of getting my FOQ design finished. It will be great to have a quilt hanging when I am speaking there.

My sewing machine needs to go off for its annual service, but I really need it now. If it were not for so many projects, I might just think of starting my millefiori quilt, which will be by hand.

Knitting
Finally I am knitting a textured sleeveless top. Enjoying making up my own stitch pattern too.

Art
Opening on Saturday 26th at the Montgomery Theatre cafe, Sheffield I have an exhibition of art and framed quilts on show until Friday 20th February 2019.

Words, images and work copyright Karen Platt 2019

achievement knitting

achievement winter quilt

achievement art exhibition