Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
This summer my crazy brother Hugh is going to cycle coast to coast across America to raise money for Strathcarron hospice, a whopping 4000 miles in total! So in honour of this I have started to design him a wee logo to use whilst promoting himself. This is a very quick screen print I made recently as a starting point. I Think I may have to camp up the Scottishness a bit more for the sake of potential American sponsors!
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 14:47
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Christopher Robin mending Eeyore's tail.
Pooh and Piglet searching for Hunny!
Tigger, Roo and Pooh... What a silly bear.
My recent creation- Winnie the Pooh murals for the new baby in the family. He better like Pooh and his pals!
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 14:05
Sunday, 13 March 2011
A few snaps of my spring time doodle and window display for Boxwood. The daffodils were maybe a bit premature considering the sleet and snow on the other side of the window as I slaved away with my chalk pen (dreaming of escaping to a sunnier climate).
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 13:52
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
"Blue Wires" mixed media screen print
"Sand" screen print
"Yellow Wires" mixed media screen print
"Desert Village" mixed media screen print
"Desert Village, orange, blue" screen print
I have been working away at some new Screen prints, trying to force myself to be more precise in my technique! not that is working too well... Despite this I'm enjoying the saturated colours and accidental marks.
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 07:21
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Collage collage collage! A few examples of some preparation collages for installations from my sketchbooks. These have been made using tracing paper so that I could experiment with the effects of building up layers and use of light. Sorry about the slightly dodgy photograph quality... need to work on that!
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 09:39
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
A few examples from a screen Printing project that I was working on at the end of 2010.These images were based on wind channels that were attached to the outside of buildings in Hyderabad Sind in Pakistan. I am drawn to their diamond formations, which create a bizarre makeshift sky line.
I will be starting up a new Screen Printing next week. Looking forward to some more experimenting!
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 15:40
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Home Sweet Home for 8 weeks.. You can just about see our caravan on the left!
Fire Sculpture number 1! David's masterpiece (with a teensy bit of welding and fire roping by Cass and I!)
Trusty calves helped with creative process while building lanterns in the barn.
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 16:56
The Hunter and the mermaid leading the parade
The parade- lanterns made in the school and community work shops
Putting the finishing touches on my mermaid
Mermaid Sculpture, showing willow frame work
In the past year I have been getting more involved with Community Arts work in the Glasgow Area. In Autumn 2010 I went to work with the Carrick Rural Arts Group on their yearly Festival of Light and so re-located to a "luxury" caravan outside Girvan in South Ayrshire. 8 weeks working with willow in primary and secondary schools, community workshops, the scouts and local youth clubs to name a few resulted in the Lantern parade through Girvan in early November. As well as the workshops, I worked with artists Cassandra Barron and David Powell on creating and choreographing sculptural lanterns to lead the parade fitting the them, Lore and Legend. Willow turned out to be quite an interesting and maleable material to work with and despite being pretty new to working on large scale (at least double me!) sculpture, getting a crash course in welding and basic "electrician-ing" and the torrential rain on the evening of the parade, I was pretty pleased with the results, and it was nothing like the wickerman!
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 16:30
After much procrastination and head in the sand action (oh and a trip to a humongous scanner with a hefty backlog of drawings!), I have decided to get over my fear of technology any more complicated than "facebook" and start a blog. So here goes!!
Posted by Jenny Macgregor at 15:02