I invite you to my first book launch for ‘ Grown-ups and Other Strange Creatures’ which I recently illustrated.
The launch takes place at Caffe Isola on 22nd February 2019 from 2pm and would like to invite staff and pupils to the event. The focus will be on making poetry appealing to children. To achieve this we will be having special book readings, a chance for children to practice drama to accompany the poems and many more fun activities. We also have a magician joining us for the day! What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to meet you!
Highlights from the fashion show: Sustained Ephemerality 2018.
Collectively we all are responsible for the future of our planet. This fashion show is based in the belief that sustainable fashion can have a better impact on the environment. Edwina Ehrman (2018), curator of the recent sustainable exhibition, Fashioned from Nature at the V & A believes it is not too late to make a difference. Ehrman (2018) argues ‘The hour is upon us, but if we act swiftly and boldly we can leave a world to future generations marked not by the suffering of nature and some of its people, but by a world marked by human progress.’ This collection and associated event aims to show that sustainability can be cutting edge and in the long run a kinder fabric to mankind.
From September the 15th I shall be starting a new venture; a Masters in Critical Creative Practise at Southampton Solent. This will enable me to take my study of fabric further and enhance my ability to critically evaluate my work in progress. I recently watched a BBC documentary about Hokusai who continually wanted to improve his work over each decade. He lost his house, and artwork due to a fire and by 80 was still thinking he could improve. I think that is something we can all learn. I post an inspiring painting, Dragon flying over Mount Fuji 1849. Copyright: Hokusai.
Along side this I will be teaching Arts and crafts at the Adult Community Learning Centre teaching a range of creative classes such as Watercolour, pom poms and cake stands! I look forward to sharing my passion for Art and networking with other like minded people!
I have a new page Craftanoon tea which involves the teaching of lots of up cycling projects. Please see the below flyer for more info!
Open Arts had a fantastic turn out this year and I was very pleased to chat to many interesting people. Some great feedback and sales made over the three days.
In the fast few months I’ve been busy doing a lovely wedding commission for a couple which involves illustrations of the couple in special scenes for the wedding breakfast. All will be revealed in September. Exciting! I have also been working on some new summer print designs for scarves/cushions.
I am now taking on commissions for summer weddings, pet portraits, custom paintings or bespoke printed fabric from August 1st 2017. Send me a message if you have a project, big or small, and I would be delighted to help. Many examples of the style of my work can be found in my online collection page.
We would love to see you there and please feel free to bring your fury friends to the Open Arts Event from the 14th-16th of July.
The stall is up as of yesterday. Renting this lovely space @IsleofWightTraders No 23 Holyrood Street, Newport, IOW.
Open Monday-Saturday 9.40-5pm.
I am pleased to announce that I will be having a collection of my art work and products for sale at Isle of Wight Traders next week.
This delightful shop is situated in 23 Holyrood St, Newport (IOW) PO30 5AZ, Isle of WIght.
The shop sells many local artists work and every piece of art is the hard word, moments of frustration and moments of sheer joy created by the artist. You will be able to buy a range of my illustrations, frames, cushions, silk/cotton scarves and mugs . Pop by for Christmas shopping that is unique and supports local artists.
I had a wonderful time at Wolverton Garden Fair on the 3rd and 4th of September and met many interesting people. It was a great opportunity to network and make some sales. Despite the turbulent weather and many gazebos being blown over we managed to overcome this and plough through.
Thank you to all of you that popped by to see me and for your custom. I made a profit on the weekend and was thrilled to have sold my signature bunny scarf and many of my bunny illustrations which were very enjoyable to draw. My rabbit and animal splash range cards were also very popular. As an artisan I am up against many established fashion and art brands and by showing you my work and selling you my unique art work, it helps establish what I do. I am even more determined to continue to create hand drawn wearable art and artwork to be cherished. I design my collections with slow fashion in mind so they do not date , so I look forward to coming back to Wolverton next year with many of my classic pieces and new collections!
I will also be doing another Island show this year which I will keep you updated with on my blog. You can of course always visit my website to check out my products or if are interested in a commission in my style of art then please do drop me a line ku.oc1553632001.sngi1553632001sedik1553632001srang1553632001ianir1553632001am@ol1553632001leh1553632001 and we can discuss your project. Happy September everyone!
Raising money for Age UK at Wolverton Garden Fair.
I invite you to view my collection of art and textiles as well as Mike Osborne Photography. Comprehension offer of cushions, luxury scarves, illustrations and attractive photo prints.Other stalls include homemade fudge, local produce, arts and crafts, cream teas and a dog show.Look out for the stall name: Northcourt Studios!I look forward to seeing you.http://gardenfair.org.uk/www.marinaignarskidesigns.
Please note that there is no charge for children under 14 years old and car-parking is free!
Post by Marina Ignarski
About the Garden fair
By Jane Patterson
Wolverton Manor is a beautiful Jacobean House in a secluded area 5 miles South of Newport in the Isle of Wight. It is the family home of Jane and Mark Patterson who have lived there since 1972.
14 years ago Peter Wright suggested that we should hold a Garden Fair in our grounds to collect money for RSVP (a local charity).
This seemed to be a good idea and we have been organising it ever since.
The first year was quite small but it has grown and now we can expect up to 7,000 visitors over the two days.
Many of the nurseries have been coming each year since the beginning and we are always looking for new plantsmen and unusual plants.
The Elizabethan re-enactors are old family friends and come every year to perform Elizabethan Dancing, still room activities and an Apothecary’s Pavilion.
18 or 20 re-enactors stay in the house or grounds and so we are especially busy over the weekend.
The original idea of a Garden Fair has now been expanded to include an emphasis on wildlife with a conservation tent showing bats and red squirrels, poultry from the Poultry Club and a variety of animals from alpacas, falcons and dogs.
Mark and I continue to enjoy the event every year and hope to keep it as originally intended, as a good day out for all ages with interesting things for everyone to do.
It is satisfactory that we have been able to raise significant sums of money for Age UK on the Isle of Wight and we hope this year will be even better, good weather would help!