Monday, 30 May 2016

Beneath the Surface...

"Patchwork Collage" Workshop

We all had a fantastic day here at Indigo Moon creating beautiful works of art through mixed media Collage and painting.

Such a lovely group of people joined in

Lots of glue, paint and paper everywhere as participants let go of their artistic inhibitions.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Alix Swan


Alix Swan - "Little bits of Printy Things"

Indigo Moon Gallery and Workshops, Montgomery
18th June 2016

I recently met Alix at a Selvedge Fair and was instantly drawn to her stand where she had the most exquisite array of artist book works and 3D illustrations on display. I have an obsessional love of all things paper, books and indeed fairy tales and was drawn in from the minute i saw her work: tiny "Rapunzel Towers" with zig zag pull outs, hand bound books with beautiful embellishments contained within, "Kie Kie" books (miniature hand bound zig zag books measuring 5cmx5cm), wallpieces made of wooden boxes showing 3D scenes of enchanting fairy tales with hidden treasures no less surrounded her, it was pure eye candy and needless to say i paid more than one visit.

Alix is holding her "Much Ado About Book Binding" workshop here at Indigo Moon on the 18th June, come along and join her for a creative day making a traditionally bound section book whereAlix will show you her techniques for building the book in the traditional way and embellishing with needle and thread.

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or call the Indigo Moon Gallery Workshop on 01686 669644

Monday, 9 May 2016

A Beautiful Mess

The workshop area is currently in s state of  calm, being very tidy and organised.  Fortunately, however,  this won't last long as i'm currently preparing for my next workshop:

'Beneath the Surface' Patchwork Collage with me

 'Tina Gilmore.

Monday and Tuesdays are now my official days off, running a busy 'Antique and Interior' shop thus opening on Saturdays and Sundays doesn't give me/us any 'normal' weekend time.  However, i'm spending today continuing preparations for the above workshop so it's possibly two days of playing for me (in between some laundry and housework) and i'm so looking forward to it.

Here are some image details of the preparation progress, these are to show what can be achieved through the workshop day and what i'll be continuing to work on througout the next two days.

 blocks of wood substrate prepared with collage
 paints and images added
more collage

samples of wood substrate shown collaged around the edges

 various bits of collage 

 3D aspect - we will only touch on this part during this workshop due to time, but i will do another workshop covering the 3D element of the collage.  This image shows a raised heart,

 Metal stars and raised flowers

adding images and filling in 

There are a few places left so come and join us here at Indigo Moon Gallery and Workshops for a day playing and thoughtfulness... promises to be both messy and beautiful.