Newsie McNewsfest

So I finally got round to updating my sadly neglected news page. I hadn’t updated it since July. Oh the shame of it, Internets, the shame. So, in an effort to be a little bit more on top of things, here’s the news for January. PS. You have to imagine me reading this aloud to you in a newscastery sort of voice. First international exhibition One of my pin sculptures, Quiver, will be at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor during January. Kirsty Hall: Quiver, Jan 2009 This is my first international exhibition, so I was thrilled to be…

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Latest round-up

One day I’m going to come up with a clever title for these round-ups. But not, apparently, today. Prize Update About a million years ago – OK, two months ago – I asked for name suggestions for my coaching service and offered a free consulting session for the winning name. I got some wonderful ideas but none of them felt quite right to me. I’ve been brooding away on it ever since & have finally hit on the right name. The sales page for ‘Pertinent Questions’ will be up as soon as I’ve finished writing it. I’m going to award…

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Behold, my exciting class!

Hey lovelies, it’s been killing me to keep this quiet, so I’m chuffed to bits that I can finally announce my Super-Exciting Something. Ta-da! Next week I’ll be teaching my first ever online class in collaboration with Tara Swiger from Blonde Chicken and Crafting A Business. As you’ll see if you watch the video below, I am quite ridiculously excited about this. In fact, it was all I could do not to pepper this entire post with exclamation marks. What’s it about? The class is called ‘Within Limits’ & it’s for those of you who want to have a creative…

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Off to Amsterdam

Hey everyone, I’m off to Amsterdam later today to spend 5 days with my friend and her family. There will be much beer & giggling & cooing over her baby. I have no idea how much email or Twitter access I’ll have; so please don’t be offended if you email me & get no response. However, fret not, dear ones, for in a fit of quite unprecedented organisation, I have scheduled not one but two blog posts for this week. I hope you enjoy them

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Podcasts, eyeballs & links, oh my

Hey folks, how are you doing? Normally these newsy updates also include funny internet stuff but this one is all about me because it’s been crazy-busy around here of late and the news was starting to stack up. The Artist’s Eyeball In my usual blithe manner, I have yet again launched a brand new product a week before I go on holiday. This is getting to be a habit. I’m starting to think that I went away for a week every 4 months, my productivity would sky-rocket. Introducing The Artist’s Eyeball…   If you’re ready to take action and improve…

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Neat News & Lovely Links

I must start doing these round-ups more often because cool stuff keeps happening. Art Stuff Sister Diane from Craftypod bought one of my envelopes and wrote a rave review of it. Diane Gilleland: Red drawing by Kirsty Hall, June 2010 Julie Shackson also bought an envelope recently and she loved it too. If you lust after an envelope of your very own, click here – they’re a total bargain and who doesn’t enjoy getting fun thing in the mail? The sequins are coming along just fine: there’s still masses of sewing to do but I’m starting to feel that I’m…

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Off On Holiday

Photo of Achnahaird Bay by Graham Lewis, used under a Creative Commons license Right everyone, talk amongst yourselves, I’m off on holiday for a week. My son and I are heading off to the west coast of Scotland. Here’s where we’re going. It belongs to my cousin, Calum and it’s only a few miles from the beach where we used to holiday every year as kids. I’ve not been to Achnahaird for about 20 years and I shall probably bawl my eyes out when I see it again because it’s always been a bit of a lodestone in my life,…

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Internet Hand-holding

Hi, are you a MagpieGirl looking for your special deal? You need to go here. Sorry about this, Rachelle and I did the interview ages ago and I’ve only just realised that she didn’t have the new sales page details. Come up to the lab and seeeeeee what’s on the slab. So. With my usual inimitable flair I appear to have accidentally launched another new service mere days before I disappear off into the wilds of Scotland for a week. If you’ve read my Resources page but you’re still floundering and you’d like some individual one-on-one help, you can now…

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Things And Stuff

What’s Been Happening Lately? So, I sort of opened a shop for my drawings. There’s not much up there yet but if you’ve ever wanted me to send you a hand-drawn envelope containing a secret, you’re in luck! There’s also a couple of my more expensive archival drawings and more will going up next week. You may remember that back in February I did a 30 minute talk about blogging for the University Of Arts in London – the audio is now online. On Friday, I visited the American Museum in Bath with the lovely people from Textile Forum South…

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Quick Update

This is a very quick update because I’m meant to be packing. My son and I are heading up to Scotland this evening to visit my folks. Firstly, the talk went well on Thursday. I was quite pleased with the Powerpoint that I put together – only having a week to master the software made for a bit of a steep learning curve and a lot of late nights but I managed to put a simple presentation together. The talk itself was very well attended & the organiser said there was a good response to it. I think that I…

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