Art Show a-Go-Go

ready for Loncon3

I’ve been busy. I’ve now got nineteen pieces ready for the Art Show for Loncon3 in the Excel Centre – which is all set to be the biggest ever World Science Fiction Convention. (A scary thought, as I don’t enjoy being in large crowds.) There will be far too much going on for me to see everything, I’m spoilt for choice. Somewhere among those nearly 10,000 people will be  lot of good friends that I am looking forward to seeing again. And an Art Show.

For my fractal artwork, I have splashed out on good, ready-cut mount boards. The framer around the corner from me here in Shrewsbury retired a couple of years ago, and I miss his selection of ready-cut frames. So I tried Cotswold Mounts, online at I’ve not used Cotswold Mounts before, but I will certainly use them again in future. My order arrived a few days later: securely packed, clean, sturdy and flawless. I added some of their precut backing boards and cello-bags to my order, too, which made mounting the pictures a brief pleasure rather than the usual long, slow chore that I dread. Most importantly, the black-cored mount board gives the fractals a lot of added ‘oomph’ and brings out the colours. Now I just have to show the finished pieces next weekend and – with luck – sell them.

I’ve not been doing much stitchery. Apart from finishing that art show stuff and the day job, I’ve been engaged in furious housework. The flat has been getting a long overdue tidy up, spring-clean and sort out, ready for my Australian friend Kevon, who is coming over to London for the convention and who will be coming back to stay with me for a week afterwards. I’m just about ready now, so we can relax in civilised surroundings.



6 Responses to “Art Show a-Go-Go”

  1. I hope the exhibition is a great success. Having been involved in mounting and framing pieces myself – anything that makes it less of a chore is a real blessing!

    • suetortoise Says:

      Yes, I think it will be worth the effort in the end. I mount but don’t frame for these shows, for lightness and portability, and to keep the prices affordable. I can’t cut mitred edges on mounts to save my life. So I was really pleased to be able to get packs of black core boards in the sizes I wanted at an affordable price (although I had to buy enough to last me for a good few art shows).

  2. I will look out for you at the convention, though I suspect I’ll spend a lot of the weekend not-finding people I know are there!

    • suetortoise Says:

      Me too! The Art Show is probably the best place to try to find me (as usual), Helen. I hope we manage to spot each other, but we will both take the intention for the deed if we don’t (or if I walk by so dazed as not to notice you).

  3. Elmsley Rose Says:

    19 pieces – wow!
    Have a great time with Kevin 🙂 🙂

    • suetortoise Says:

      I have a 6 by 4 foot display space to fill and my pieces are small. 10 inkjet originals, 6 ink and colour and 3 embroideries – it’s not as much as it sounds.

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