Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fruits of the day...


I am working away madly on a collection of work that is going to the Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh on friday. As you can see above, I finished one of the new pieces I have made ... (I posted the paint-up design for this new leaf necklace a week or so ago)...and just have to finally varnish the carving (to seal in the stain) and set the leaf by pushing over the claws. The rest of the collection is coming on well too...I have made a big chunky ring with an enormous dove-grey pearl on it, that I would quite like for myself, but it is a bit small for me, so off to the gallery it goes too!
I am also going to be printing some of the vintage Irish linen doilies (that I use in many of my shots) with my pattern designs, for use in the display at the gallery...so they should be fun. I will post some images of them when they are all done...

I had some wonderful news yesterday...I was accepted to show at 'One Year On' at New Designers this coming June/July! I am so excited, as I really feel this will be a great boost for business, and will be great for me to have an important deadline to work towards. I am now, however, officially broke as I have to get my big cheque away tomorrow to pay for it! Oh well...speculate to accumulate I guess! :)

I will try to post tomorrow..but if I don't manage, you will know that I am still beavering away stringing, and setting and invoicing into the wee hours of the morning!

Have a great evening all, xox

12 comments:

posy press said...

i love the necklace for red door...i think this might be my absolute favorite! and congratulations on getting into the new designers show...you will do fantastic, you are such a talent!

Shari said...

hooray! i'm SO excited for you. that is so wonderful abigail and you deserve it. beautiful necklace! can't wait to see photos of the ring and the doilies. xox shari

natalie said...

wow the new necklace! just stunning

Congrats on 'one year on'!

abby said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting for you! It sounds like things are going great...tai chi helping maybe or just all that good karma coming back to you? The necklace is dazzling and I so look forward to seeing the dolies. Cheers!abby

clk said...

Congratulations Abigail!!! The necklace is stunning and can't wait to see the ring.

sharon whyte said...

i'm so completely taken with this necklace! it's so beautiful. and the ring sounds gorgeous. and i just can't wait to see the doilies with your fabric designs on them!!!

that's such wonderful news about the show - and truly deserved for your outstanding work. you'll go down a storm :)

it is frightening how much money you have to spend to get anywhere, not to mention what gets spent on materials etc alone. and then you still find yourself justifying your prices to people. but it is definitely worth it when someone falls in love with your work and all of those things melt away!

Marieke said...

Good news Abigail! And what a great necklace!

- Marieke

Anabel said...

Congratulation! Wonderful necklace and wonderful news!:-). I´m happy for you.

Camilla Engman said...

Wonderful news! Good luck at the Red door Gallery, say hello from me :)
Everybody LOVES your earrings! I'm so happy they are mine :D

gracia said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful news. Am also in complete agreement with everyone else - I love that necklace... cheers, g

karin said...

great news about new designers! and I love Camilla's earrings (I tried them on and didn't want to take them off)!

Abigail said...

Thank you all SO much for your kind comments and support!!! It means so much to me...I am really excited about new designers, and am already beginning to plot away as to what to make and take for it!!

hugs to all xox