Friday, July 08, 2011

Ann Shaw talks to online editor Andrew Bryant

The other day I did an online interview with Andrew Bryant of AN Magazine.

It was a novel experience to be interviewed, to find myself at the other end of the questions, for I used to be a journalist.

Knowing how easy it is to misinterpret a persons story, to give added weight to something in order to make it more readable, a common newspaper practice ( think of current newspaper scandals) it was with some trepidation that I read Andrew's interview.

I was both surprised and delighted at his well-balanced article which summed up my work. Moreover it caused me to look more deeply and critically at my practice and what I wanted to achieve.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Have created my first mini book using It is a very simple venture, a small gift for Kit Gow of Opening More Doors , the charity that organised an exhibition of work made by day patients at Strathcarron hospice for our recent Forth Valley Open Studios.

Once books involved an enormous and costly process. Now its possible to have one-off glossy books for less than a bunch of flowers!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Getting on a bit.....: 84 and still dancing...

Getting on a bit.....: 84 and still dancing...: "(Ipad image - Ann Shaw) One of my favourite contributions on growing older is this one: ' I am 84 years of age and still dancing!....' ..."