♦ Itty Bitty Art Committee ♦ Created by Sophie Ashcroft and Beverly Cottrell

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Our First External Exhibition!

Sophie and me (Bev) have been busy bees with the upcoming exhibition we have with Test Space Leeds, where we will be featuring galactic goodness at 42 New Briggate (near the Grand Theatre)! Here's the leaflet of the event:

And here's the space we will be working on - We'll be setting it up in the day time so people can have a peek at what we are doing!

And finally onto our productive painting and experimenting so far!

(Apologies for my grubby window!)

We created those textures with these acrylic mediums we bought - they're great for planet texture! Also used fake grass for model making - typically seen on model railways when creating the landscape. We've so far completed painting the small spheres!

Also look at these... Melted Planets!

Really different, huh? Also here's one of my concepts for the planets which reminds me of the melted spheres we made. The rest of my planetary concepts will be at: http://i-sketch-things.blogspot.com/

Hope you like what we've done so far! We're looking forward to our first exhibition outside uni!


Nuggets of Wisdom!

Do you remember our post on Pearls of Wisdom? Well these are Gold Nuggets of Wisdom that will be available in our art vending machine very sooon (as well as our original Pearls of Wisdom!) All they need is little fortunes attatched to them and off they go to you lucky ones :D

We still have origami cranes in our machine, so come nab one for 20p at our next upcoming show at The Faversham (in Leeds Uni) on the 29th May for the Summer Fete (with The Marvellous Tea Dance Company), for summer fun!


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Our Proposed Idea For 42 New Briggate Window!

Here's our idea planned for the window space.... and this was the email/proposal we sent:

"Itty Bitty Art Committee to Neil, over!

Houston, we have an exhibition!

We're proposing to turn the window space into an itty bitty planetarium. Planets, comets and satellites suspended in front of a starry painted back drop. Each planet will have all its geography illustrated onto it, include hidden faces and the odd interplanetary outpost.

We'd like to suspend a constellation of approximately twenty galactic objects and have a little stand to place a bowl of business comets (three dimensional business cards).

Could we have the dimensions of the window space? When would you like this to be exhibited? Any other questions or comments please e-mail or call us.

Roger, over and out!"

The Itty Bitty Art Committee

Monday, 3 May 2010

'Tea Cups & Tassels' Event!

Hello there! Just updating on our latest event which was held at Found by Create, the vintage clothes shop in the St. John's centre, Leeds. This event was in collaboration with The Marvellous Tea Dance Company, who notified us about the event the day before, but we were happy to participate! Here's the flyer for the event...

People who wanted to attend the event were also asked to donate a piece of clothing - I donated my cream batwing 80's dress (probably the most vintage dress I had!), and the money is donated to charity. The shop was full of vintage clothes and bunting, and outside the shop The Marvellous Tea Dance Company held a tea party. All was wonderful!

Here is the table we were given to set out our art and craft work for the event - on a vintage sewing table with a singer sewing machine! We were limited for room, but we made the most of it!

I just love the designs on the singer sewing machine! Here are some of the new works featured at the event. They will also be available at future events!

These are Sophie's beautiful, hand crafted lucky charms! Each delicate letter contains a lucky charm which has been sealed with gold wax for a special someone, or for some luck for own self!

Here are some magnets that I made from my gocco prints. I'll be making more handmade magnets, pin badges and some rings... so keep a look out!

We will notify on twitter (IttyBittyArt) of any upcoming events we will be attending!

See you soon!
♦ Itty Bitty Art Committee ♦ Created by Sophie Ashcroft and Beverly Cottrell