Monday, 13 June 2016

Spring croft houses


spring croft


More pieces from my pieces of Skye exhibition. I was emailed this week by a lovely lady called Jen who came to visit me during my open studio day . Last summer her niece visited the Island on holiday and saw my work in one of the islands Galleries, my work is available Skyeworks gallery, The old pier gallery and the Glenview gallery, she pondered over it but didn't buy anything, got home and wished she had bought a piece. So when she heard her Aunt was holidaying on the Island told her to try and find a piece of mine to take back to her. The pieces in the gallery were all new and Jen did not know what to choose, but in the end she chose this framed piece 'croft in spring'. It is made from paper sewn onto a calico backing, little houses played a big part in my pieces of Skye exhibition. Well it seems her niece is delighted, and I am thrilled she has a little piece of Skye to remind her of her holiday.

my textile pieces in skyeworks




little croft houses fill the mirrored shelves

This piece is a combination of sewn paper and acrylic paint
 The houses in the north west highlands have a distinctive feel to them. They seem to nestle down into the hillside, their walls sparkling white, I never tire of painting them or photographing them.

little house at Elgol





As a PS I have finally succumbed to pressure ( Being a staunch Luddite and technophobe) and am now on Facebook as Morag Archer Mixed Media... feel free to drop by, the link is at the top of my side bar. I doubt I will be the most prolific social media devote but I will aim to try harder. :) 

21 comments:

  1. Oh! Morag these pieces are beautiful. I love your little croft houses and also the colours and textures in the piece with the buttons. I would love to see it in person. I think I am right in thinking that you have an association with a gallery in Lytham St. Annes. If you ever have an exhibition there I would pay a visit as it is nearer to home.

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  2. Beautiful artworks. Morag - so glad that the exhibition is going well!
    Thanks for your visit last week, much appreciated :-)
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

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  3. The crackle on the lttle croft house with the red foreground and blue bakground is wonderful. Your artwork is all just beautiful!!

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  4. What a great story Morag, and I see you also have lots of lovely red stickers, which doesn't surprise me at all. I will just have to visit Skye one day!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and I am so glad to find yours, these little houses are wonderful!

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  6. Wonderful, I loved hearing about this, it must make you feel so good. Your art is a real treat, I too would have a hard time choosing one of your creations, they are all so unique and wildly beautiful.
    I'm so very pleased for you and congratulations for making all of this happen, a lot of work for sure but how wonderful to have all your works in a gallery like this, you can be well proud!

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  7. Wonderful tiny houses/cottages and stitching and buttons. Lovely all of it. You've taken those tiny whitewashed buildings in every direction. xox

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  8. Your little house are absolutely charming. I love all the little details. Happy PPF!

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  9. Oh what a treasure she purchased! I love the houses and tend to love houses in artwork and always have! Love the button piece gorgeous detail and colour! Love it all up close and personal! The wait was well worth it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. What a lovely testament to your gorgeous art that she regretted not buying any and had your aunt search out a piece to bring her home! The gallery looks amazing with all those gorgeous textile house artworks - I love those little tiny ones!
    I'll be sure to visit you on Facebook - welcome to social media - next stop Instagram!

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  11. gorgeous art Morag and how wonderful the niece was able to get one of your pieces after all! The gallery looks like a perfect place to showcase your art. I'll connect with you on FB but to be honest I'm hardly ever on it myself:)

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  12. Your croft houses are beautiful. I wish I could have been at the recent exhibition. How delightful that your art made such an impression that it got bought by an ex-visitor's relative for her. I love her choice.

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  13. These houses are wonderful. I love what you have created here. My favorite is the sewn paper anda acrylic paper one. The texture is great. I love your work.

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  14. Wow your art is beautiful!!

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  15. Your pieces have so much depth! They really are beautiful, and those small houses in frames are delightful. So much detail on such a small space. Congrats on selling that first piece! I liked your page on Facebook :-)

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  16. I wish I lived near you just to see your beautiful piece. I always make sure to give out cards and flyers at shows. It happens all the time when people get home they so wished they bought something. Congratulations on such a wonderful show.

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  17. The stitched pieces are my delight. i have done some stitched backgrounds for my haiga in the pas, have not done any in a while, but you can see them if you when you get to my blog search for 'stitchaiga'

    have a good weekend

    much love...

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  18. Wow! I love this! Good luck to you with the exhibition! :)

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  19. Your fabric house paintings are marvellous, the first one is tremendous with the patchwork fields and sea, and the Elgol one is so like the house in the lovely photo with the great sea and sky and the button fields, making it quite different too from the photo. And all your little houses in the white frames are such fun. I hope your exhibition goes well.

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  20. You have such a beautiful style. I love the textures, and I've always been drawn to houses. You certainly absorb inspiration from your gorgeous surroundings.

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