Apologies for the long silence since my last entry due to life being very eventful (including another baby on the way!) and also very busy with work!
Applied successfully to become a participant at the Scottish Book Trust's first Illustration Lab in February 2014, which was incredibly useful and inspiring.
Have also recently launched a business Facebook page where I plan to have more regular updates about my work:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morag-Thomson-Merriman-visual-artist-illustrator/697345263621747. Please LIKE and SHARE! Thank you!
Absolutely thrilled to announce today that I am one of the first recipients of the AccessArt Star! http://www.accessart.org.uk/see-the-accessart-stars/
I feel very touched and honoured to have received this very special award.
AccessArt explains the concept of the Star in their own words: "The AccessArt Star is given out to people working at grassroots level who we feel have demonstrated particular commitment, enthusiasm or motivation in inspiring others through visual arts education."
Thank you AccessArt!
Delighted to announce that I'm one of several specially selected AccessArt member-tutors for AccessArt's Focus on Drawing project for July.
I'll let AccessArt explain the project in their own words:
"AccessArt has been working for many years to create a wealth of resources which encourage and enable all ages to develop their drawing skills. We're proud of all our resources and courses and to celebrate we'll be holding a Focus on Drawing for the whole of July!
There are lots of ways you can join in! Whether you are an individual who wants to brush-up or re-inspire your drawing skills, a beginner who would like to give it a try, or a teacher or facilitator who wants to help develop drawing skills in others, we've got lots of resources to inspire and enthuse. So whatever your age, whatever your background - dig in and enjoy! http://www.accessart.org.uk/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=112_0_5_4.
The AccessArt online Distance Learning Courses are a flexible, informal and very rewarding way to develop your drawing skills, whilst being part of a community! Once you've signed up you gain access to a series of drawing assignments which you do in your own time and space. You can then upload images of the work you produce and receive constructive feedback from AccessArt artists, and for July only, from 7 specially selected AccessArt member-tutors!"