Friday, August 26, 2022

Exciting New Developments!

Oh, I have so much to say - how can I say it all? I feel like a video would be easier but it's good practice to keep writing, even though no one reads blogs anymore... (Hello, anyone there? comment below for an old-fashioned giveaway...)

Let's start with PRINTS!

I have just added 15 new prints to my shop and added many of my classic pieces back into the mix as well. Currently, my Ko-fi shop will be my print shop. So, if you are looking for a gift or a bit of home or office decor, make my shop your first stop. 

I offer a range of signed limited and open edition prints in a range of sizes. There are 37 different prints to choose from ranging in price from £20-55. These archival giclee prints are all printed locally in a not-for-profit community interest company in Leith. I love that I can have my work reproduced affordably in the community in alignment with my values.

Here's a video walk-through of my Ko-fi Shop and all of my print offerings!

Next up: New T-Shirts and Totes!

This was a request a while back and I am finally getting around to it! You can now have your art and wear it too! These bold designs were just asking to be put on t-shirts and totes. As you can see in the last video they are also available as prints too. I am delighted to have these images as part of Gutless Apparel on teemill. I love that these are sustainable, organic, and made in the UK with worldwide shipping. Show us how you really feel... enjoy this video walk-through! Thanks so much for supporting an independent business.

But wait there's more! I went to the studio twice this week and worked on a series of accidental portraits. These are my first new works in a year! This is cause for celebration... Here are some quick and dirty studio snapshots. 

So, it's been quite a week. Now, it's time to figure out what comes next... 

Wherever you are, I hope you are well. Thanks so much for your support and interest in my work. What a road we are walking eh? Take care. - M

Oh and if you are still with me - leave me a comment on this blog post and be entered to win a wee abstract (and slightly wonky artist's proof) 
print as pictured below! The randomly selected winner will be announced next week on the blog and social media! 

Friday, August 19, 2022

Last weekend's Abstractionistas exhibition

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Abstractionistas exhibition at the Granton Hub. Here are a few snaps of our art in the space. We each had a few sales and it was lovely to have an exhibition in the community where I live. 

My work and Susan Wilson's. 

Susan Wilson

My work in the corner browser rack and Susan's on the wall

A close-up shot of my work on the wall

I hung 6 works from my 15-piece series "This is how we tell the story"

Judith Shaylor

Madelvic House, Granton Hub

Paper by the Abstractionistas our 5th featured exhibition as a collective

geraniums outside the large windows of the exhibition space

The light was lovely in the space

We provided some Scottish favourites during our reception

Here's a wee video tour of the exhibition: Paper - Abstractionistas

That's all I have for you this week. Next week, there will be some new developments... Stay tuned and thank you so much for your support. Until next week, keep fighting! 

Friday, August 12, 2022

Abstractionistas Exhibition This Weekend!

You are invited to our new exhibition!

"Paper" is the latest exhibition by the Scottish women's art collective, the Abstractionistas, featuring artists, Megan ChapmanJudith Shaylor Art, and Susan Elizabeth Wilson. The group is delighted to bring their works on paper to the Granton Hub during the Edinburgh festival.

The three-day pop-up show is open to the public from 11-4 pm on the 12th, 13th and 14th of August at the Granton Hub, Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1HS. The artists will have a public reception on Saturday the 13th from 2-4 pm. Join us!

Abstractionistas: Paper
August 12-14th 11-4 pm
Reception Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2-4 pm
Granton Hub, Granton Park Avenue
Edinburgh, EH5 1HS

Friday, August 5, 2022

Playlists, commissions, exhibitions and more.

Hello August! Already!?

Hiya dear readers. 

If you haven't noticed, I fell a bit behind on my blog posts due to being unwell in July but now I am all caught up, so please go back and check out these entries if you missed them. Thanks for your patience. 

Friday, July 29, 2022: Upcoming Abstractionistas Exhibition: Paper
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Friday, July 22, 2022: Permission granted

Friday, July 15, 2022: Could I tell you anything more?
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In other news, Did you know that each month I create a roughly themed 13-song playlist over on YouTube? I do! Get access for just £3 and become an art patron at the same time. Easy! 

In other, other news. Request your own "accidental portrait" commission! These bespoke portrait pieces are 51x41cm/16x20” and will be painted and drawn on 250gsm linen textured painting paper. I spray varnish the pieces and roll them in a tube to post once complete. 

These abstracted portrait pieces seek to capture the essence, energy, or story of the person. I would love to work with you to create the perfect "accidental portrait" of you or a loved one. 

You can request those HERE



And of course, I must mention the next Abstractionistas exhibition coming up this month and very soon! Make plans to attend!

"Paper" is an exhibition by the Scottish women's art collective, the Abstractionistas, featuring work by artists, Megan Chapman, Judith Shaylor, and Susan Elizabeth Wilson. The Pop-Up show is open to the public from 11-4 pm on the 12th, 13th and 14th of August at the Granton hub, Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1HS. The artists will have a public reception on Saturday the 13th from 2-4 pm. Join us! The group is delighted to bring their works on paper to the Granton Hub during the Edinburgh festival.

And that is all the news fit to print. Take a break, do something nice for yourself or someone else. Take care until next week.