Sunday, 7 August 2011

I'm back

For those who were wondering if I'd finally disappeared into the land of blog limbo, I have bad news - you don't get rid of me that easily!
For those who I owe an email or goodies, I haven't forgotten and they'll turn up eventually.

It's been a hectic couple of weeks, but I have been able to create - I just couldn't blog anything as you'll see further on. There's still some hospital trips, shopping and so on, but things are settling down now.

Last weekend I was away to Exmoor for a gathering, and it was good to chill out with friends, and recharge my batteries ready for this week's mayhem and late nights getting ready for Friday night, which saw the preview of the Great Cubby Hole Exhibition entitled "Celebrating the Diversity", featuring works from some very talented people who are part of the community at the Cubby Hole.

The exhibits were fantastic, and covered a huge range of styles including painting, assemblage, rugwork, stitching and much more.

I entered 6 pieces, 3 of which were new and 3 which I've blogged previously. The centre piece of the exhibition was a collaborative work entitled Summer, which we somehow managed to arrange in a cohesive manner that looked brilliant. I also produced a set of 4x4 canvases for sale, with proceeds going to MacMillan.

The preview went well, with many people coming to view works, and many of the exhibitors turning up in fancy dress (scroll down to the bottom if you want a laugh). Some pieces were sold on the night including two of mine (Bird on a wire and 4 seasons). Four of the mini-canvases went too, and the others are still available.

I've not included anybody else's work, as it will be appearing on the Cubby Hole Blog soon, but you may want to keep an eye on the blogs of Sue Roddis, Suzi B, Papillon and That Woman for more about the night.

Pics are (from top to bottom):

4 seasons in 1 day

Bird on a wire, Head & Heart

Flying High, Tango

Scavengers of the council tip

Mini canvases

Collaborative centre-piece

Yours truly and Cubby Hole Carol


  1. very cool. but what I love most is the white hat.

  2. wooowha~~~~~~~~! I was worried if your back got worse and so glad blogland didn't get rid of you ! LOL
    I missed you and got your lovely goodies !!! (sent you email) Thanks again very much and I have to think and think and think... to come up with what you would like from my end.. (I'm open to your request and don't say you don't need one as I'm just doing it out of your kind act !!!) So... do let me know so I don't torture my brain?!?! =)
    The collaborative centre-piece is gorgeousness and your white outfit & hat !

  3. Great creations Nigel, the exhibition was a great success you all produced fabulous pieces. Love the picture of you and Carol LOL. Tracy x

  4. There you are looking so summery and full of fun Mr N!

    Your creativity is soaring...each creation is wonderful!

    how exciting to get so many creative talents together for what must have been a very successful and great show

    Your Cubby Hole connection seems very special indeed!

  5. Glad to see you back in the blog land and fab to see that, whilst away, you've still been creatively busy! Love all the pieces, 4 seasons and the bird on the wire - beautful concepts! x

  6. Love the art you're showing off here! Wonderful, diverse creations!

    And ... I'm not laughing ... you're quite handsome with lovely Carol!

  7. You look fabulous Nigel... it brings a good smile on my face, not the giggle you thought... and the work looks fab too!

  8. Lots of congratulations!
    I think that 'Bird on a Wire' is possibly my favourite piece of work that you have done.
    Sue x

  9. Flying high and Bird on a Wire are gorgeous! Congrats on your sales! :)