This bank holiday weekend is the Isle of Man Art Festival (the event formally known as WOSAT) and to explain what it’s all about, I have stolen the description from their Facebook page and here it is: – “THIS WEEKEND!
An annual three-day celebration of visual art, encompassing open access to artist studios, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations right across the Island!
Formerly known as the Western Open Studio Art Trail (WOSAT), the re-brand has allowed greater scope
In the last week or so (don't ask me when, it’s all blurring together time moves so fast!) my good friend Nellie and her daughter Raven, who both just happen to be the arty photography types, and I headed out on one of the sunniest days we’ve had over here in the Isle of Man for a while so they could take some lovely pictures of my work for me! I had the easy job- I was just chauffeuring them to where they thought they could get the best pictures, generally getting in the way
So the last two weeks have been that special type of ‘interesting’ which translates to lots of ups and downs. I didn’t write a post last week because one of my rabbits was very poorly and old and, sadly, had to be put to sleep last Saturday and I was in pieces as anyone with animals I’m sure can understand so I was in no state to sit down and write because, as I have mentioned, it takes a lot of brain power for me to get words down. Then this week my other bunny had to have n
So, in my last post I mentioned a new project that I am working on and this week, I am going to fill you in with what it is all about and what I have been up to! The inspiration for this new project came from a rare and beautiful piece of jewellery from the period in the Isle of Man’s history when the Vikings ruled the land and the seas (around 950BC). The piece of jewellery is called ‘The Pagan Lady’s Necklace’ and it is currently on display at the Manx Museum in Douglas. I
So for this post I am going to give you a quick guided tour of my ‘studio’. Calling where I work a studio is misleading as I don’t just have one place where I work, plus, the word ‘studio’ brings to mind a beautiful, creative space and I’m not sure that where I am currently working could be defined using any of those words! I work entirely from home for a couple of reasons – I can’t justify the expense of renting somewhere at the moment. My kiln is massive and would be a nigh
So here we go, finally after about a year and a half of me threatening to start a blog I have written my first post… Writing doesn’t come naturally to me as I am awesomely Dyslexic, but I have some wonderful people who will be doing a bit of proofing for me! (They don’t actually know it yet…aren’t they lucky!!!) To start off let me tell you a bit about myself to get us going and how I ended up running my small creative business. My name is Miranda Caley and I am a 28 year old