- Imogen Greene
- I'm a nature obsessed artist who lives in an little house in a little vilage in the Highlands of Scotland.I wander around a lot in the wilds and spend time just looking at things like birds and moths and trees and rocks. The rest of the time I'm drawing or painting, making odd things out of old stuff and drinking giant cups of peppermint tea. Imogen Greene is my pen name. I like the way it sounds and it just kind of suits what I do.
Friday, 31 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
I've been a bit under the weather since the weekend but I'm still spending time in the studio. I've been painting more pottery shards and have been working on my packaging and started relisting on etsy this afternoon. I made these little pouches for a few of the shards using scrap cotton material, cotton string and a rubber stamp. They can be worn as a necklace or look good as a handbag charm too. I'm about to order more small recycled card boxes for them and I want to carve my own rubber stamps, so I need to do a bit of researching materials for that. A good way to spend whats left of this dark and damp afternoon I think...... and another cup of peppermint tea will go down a treat.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
I have been quietly working away on a variety of projects and have just managed to do some new things for my etsy shop which will be posted later today. Of all the work that I made for my latest exhibition, the feathers painting seemed to catch people's eye the most. I've always loved painting feathers and pick them up whenever I'm out walking, so I was a bit surprised when I realised that I'd never put any in my shop. Doh! I've also been thinking about doing some custom work on etsy so when I drew labels for the feathers ( I hadn't thought it through, they just happened because I've started to label my feather collection with the date and place found) I knew that they would make ideal custom items. The pairs of feathers somehow look like a "couple" and some well chosen words/dates on the labels could make them deeply personal, I'm thinking engagement, marriage, life changing moments and achievements. It will be interesting to see what kind of response they get.............
Thursday, 9 August 2012
I'm busy making new business cards and display boards for showing some work at the Nethy Bridge Highland Games. I'll have cards, mounted illustrations and framed work at the Explore Abernethy stall. Another first as I've never done this type of event before. Fingers crossed it goes well ! I'll post some photos on Sunday. Ooops, almost forgot, it's on this Saturday 11th, Nethy Bridge playing fields in the centre of the village. Please come along if you are in the area!
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Thursday, 2 August 2012
I'm back from holiday briefly for the opening of my exhibition. It was a pretty low key affair but everyone who came was very complimentary. I had cards for sale for the first time which sold well, and an invite to a local gallery to see about exhibiting work and cards there too so that was exciting! I'm featured in the local newspaper today too so it's been a bit of a whirlwind couple of days. I'm heading off this afternoon for a solo camping trip, just me and my sketchbook. It will be the first time I've had a few days holidaying by myself, ever! I'm so looking forward to unwinding and just spending time by the sea.