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Yesterday I went into Staffordshire town center to catch the end of the Smile exhibition.
This is a Ruthin Craft Centre touring exhibition. I think it’s going to King’s Lynn next but you can look here to find out.
And the theme of the exhibition was simply ‘Smile”.
The exhibition showcases the work of thirteen contemporary applied artists all working in different fields.
The exhibition “looks at how makers have explored the quintessentially British love of everyday humour. Many of the works suggest memories of childhood and long-ago holidays or explore the comedy in ordinary life.”
- Janet Bolton
- And it did just that. It was a small exhibition but it had me smiling and exclaiming and cooing and feeling light-hearted and whimsical.
- Who couldn’t fail to smile at this simple, cute, crazy idea?
And I really enjoy Linda Millar’s embroidery because I love the celebration of life that these convey.
They do work to make me smile and feel happy, apart from being eye catching patterns and colours and well crafted.
“All the people in my work smile because mostly they are genuinely happy and contented and busy being about their business.”
And finally here’s a little Julie Arkell, but it’s just a taster.
There was much more than this but I have made a post for tomorrow which is dedicated to just her work.