Making connections is such a lot of fun. Twitter, Facebook, word of mouth; keep your eyes and ears open and alert and you’ll be amazed at what you find.
My current and latest project (most current as it is demanding attention NOW NOW NOW) is to fill this lovely window with a lovely drawing for the upcoming Leith Late event in June. June. You know, that month after May. June is ten days away and I’ve only just picked up this work. I already have ideas about how I’m going to fill that window space. I reckon it will take me two days to draw onto that window what needs to be drawn on. What a challenge.
I found out about Leith Late whilst flicking through my Twitter home screen. I don’t always read through this as I choose to hop straight to my lists and leave it at that. Queue standing or bus sitting usually affords me a bit of down time to flick through the names of the 1,000 + people I’m stalking, I mean following. And so. I saw this call out for artists to get involved with Leith Late. This will be their second year running the event and it just so happens that I Heart Cafe is the first venue on their list as it is geographically closest to the top of Leith Walk. People are to wind their way down to Leith, popping in and out of pop ups, galleries, events and so on. For more information, please hop to their Facebook presence here.
Not only will I be decorating the outside of this gorgeous cafe, but I will also be hanging a few pieces within. And this is where the collaboration happens with fellow artist Jimmy Steel. With his ideas and mine combined, we will be creating something a bit new, a bit mixed media, a bit funky and printed. All supplies have been gathered and now it’s just a matter of putting all the pieces together, standing back and hopefully being more than a little pleased with the results.
So, roll on June 1st, the first day of the I Heart Cafe exhibition and roll on June 28th, the night of Leith Late.