Thursday, 1 May 2014

This Blog is Dead! Long Live the Blog!

I've been thinking for a while that things need to change so I am proud to announce that this will be the last post on this blog. I've been writing almost daily here since May 4th 2011 and my practice has evolved significantly since then to the point where I feel I have outgrown this space.

Don't panic. I'm not stopping writing and I'm not about to throw away this blog. I'm just evolving it into something new. All new musings will happen over at my new home melanieezra.com along with news on fresh work, old collections, and all the regular stuff.

I'll be leaving this blog active so you can read through my back catalogue of random thoughts if you ever fancy it. In the meantime come on over and see what I'm up to at my new home. We could have a house warming if you fancy it?

Visit me now at melanieezra.com

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Fab Fridge 2014

With all the other projects I have going on at the moment I completely forgot about this FaB Fridge 2014. I couldn't even remember what I had submitted because I did it a while ago now. Looking at some of this work I was trying to remember where the originals are right now.

Some of the original artworks are in Rochester NY ready for an exhibition later in the year and others are still with me. It's going to be interesting to see images of my artwork printed on fridge magnets and distributed around Bath, UK. It will be like catching up with old friends.

You can read more about FaB Fridge and see the art and artists involved in this amazing project here:
http://fabfridge.blogspot.co.uk/

Fringe Arts Bath [FaB] opens on 23rd May and is at so many venues across the city that it is dizzying. The latest lineup is here: http://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Moda Week International

I've been very busy working on designing a blog for the wonderful people at Moda Week International in New York USA.

It's an amazing opportunity for me and my artwork to be associated with this and I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am. It's been hard work trying to negotiate the time difference between here and the US and still maintain all my commitments on this side of the Atlantic but I think the results are worth it.

There are still a few tweaks, revisions, and amendments to do. But then it is a blog so there will always be additions to be made in the build up to New York Fashion Week and Syracuse Fashion Weekend later in the year. Have a look and see what I've managed so far. I'm really very proud of this. http://news.modaweekinternational.com/melanie-ezra/

Monday, 28 April 2014

Working in Secret

I wish I could show you more than this section of what I've been working on today but I really can't. I'm working with a major international client to assemble some things in a place. Somewhere. This is like working for the secret service in that until things have been approved I really can't say any more than that.

This is a really exciting time for me with lots of fresh new international collaborations on the horizon. Although nothing is official yet I'm definitely looking to exhibit at a major venue as part of a huge international show later in the year.

How's that for telling you everything whilst simultaneously keeping my mouth very firmly closed? I'm going back to work on this now. In secret. With the curtains closed.


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Home Hack

It occurred to me today that I haven't had any Epic Dreams cause Epic Bed Hair photographs for a while due to my hair growing out to a sensible and reliable length. This will not do.

I haven't been to a hairdresser since last June. My hair was so short last summer that I simply haven't needed it and also I haven't had the budget. I must admit that I have been experimenting every now and then with the scissors as my hair grows longer just to keep it looking okay.

Today's experiment was all about the fringe. I haven't had a fringe for a very long time so it will be interesting to have. I'd better have some epic dreams now to accompany the mess I've made. Either that or I'm going to have to apply for an arts grant so I can pay a hairdresser to correct it!



Saturday, 26 April 2014

Goldbringer

I've got several commitments to take care of this weekend and I certainly deserve some time off. I'm trying to find time to unwind and it's getting increasingly more difficult with being so busy. Even when I'm relaxing I'm looking at opportunities, both visual and career-wise.

Last night I was watching Goldbringer play here in Swansea. I've done promotional photographs for bands before so I couldn't help myself but take some shots for the guys using my phone. Next weekend they're playing Battle of the Bands as part of Rhondda Rocks at The Factory in Porth. I might take a proper camera with me for that one. More on all of that at their website http://www.goldbringer.com/ and you can also see the rest of last night's pics.


Friday, 25 April 2014

Looking for Limbs

Lots of legwork today in more ways than one. I'm been looking for extra limbs for my latest Emergence work. There are loads of charity shops here in Swansea all with a toy section. My last doll cost 99p and was found in the first shop I looked in. These hard cheap and nasty dolls are not that popular compared with the plush variety. How hard can it be?

The answer is very hard. This is the only one I could find and the plastic will need a lot of softening before I can work with it. The feet are a little strange in that they are very flat, fat, and lacking in detail. I can't decide at the moment whether this is a good thing or not.