When I visited Denthe's blog on Friday she had created a mosaic to show her artwork for the the six weeks of Summer of Colour 2013 and put it together with the six weeks of Summer of Colour 2012 to see the similarities and differences in her work then and now. I really loved this idea and so, apologies to Denthe for my lack of originality and pilfering of her idea, but I really wanted to do the same!!
It's funny to see the different styles I used this year and last year - on both occasions it turned out that I had just discovered a mini obsession with a particular technique which just happened to coincide with the Summer of Colour challenge and so used the same theme throughout regardless of the colour choices. Who knows what it'll be next year!
I'm linking to Sunday Sketches although I'm cheating slightly as these aren't really new sketches more recycled illustrations.
In other news, the third of the art exhibitions I've taken part in since moving to Scotland is on at the moment. This is the big one through the Society of Caithness Artists and runs from 21 July (the preview evening where myself and Angela ran around like blue-arsed flies sticking red stickers on all the work that sold - none of which was ours!) until 3 August. I did a couple of hours on the sales desk on Friday afternoon and popped in with S today to show him the exhibition - there are 342 pieces of art and sculpture in the show this year and unfortunately at the time of going to press I have yet to sell any of my pieces :0/ hey ho, it's been a learning curve and I think next year I'll do smaller, less time consuming and therefore less expensive pieces). Still, there's another week to run so I'll try to keep thinking positive thoughts and you never know!
By the way, If you haven't read my last post then check it out if you fancy winning a free on-line art class courtesy of Craftsy.com - the closing date to enter is Wednesday 31 August.