Painting…that’s what I’m here for! So I’ve got to get some going again. It feels like ages since I had any flow. The (SALA) open studio door meant only bits n pieces of work going on. Lovely to meet the people but PR is quite difficult for someone who is used to solitary confinement (albeit … More Early retirement? No, just a tea-break.
(image from Wikipedia – by Gryffindor, 2007) A walk through the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC (this time last year) revealed small French treasures such as these: Derain, Charing Cross Bridge, London Derain, View of the Thames, London Derain, Mountains at Collioure de Vlaminck, Tugboat on the Seine, Chatou Marquet, Posters at Trouville. … More National Gallery of Art, DC
An exciting week in which the virtual intersected happily with the actual three times! It started on Monday when I received a lovely package of art from my friend PC at little bits of sheffield and steelcitystatic. Wonderful images of street art around Sheffield (and from the Peak district). Many seen on-screen, now held in … More three virtual friendships
Sharmanka: Gothic Kinetic! This artistic trio started out in Leningrad but have been based in Glasgow since the mid-90s. If you live in Scotland (or visit), they may be familiar to you. “‘Sharmanka’ is the Russian word for ‘hurdy-gurdy’ and is a collaboration between sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky, theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya and light and sound … More Delights of Regional Museums – Sharmanka
“We do what we do by the light we are given.” My paternal grandmother used to say that. We used to love going to her place on Sunday afternoons. Nan always made scones and there were countless cups of tea in creamy china with a green stripe around the lip. Letters from overseas cousins and … More Is a painting ever finished?
Travel photographs from the Loire Valley. This is a ‘short’ holiday this weekend as I gear up for another weekend of Open Studio! It can’t hurt to reminisce and share some pics from a lovely trip to visit Adelaide friends domiciled in France in 2010. A long way from the sea, just for a change. … More Time out in France
My special thanks to Rachael at brushneedleandwhisk who has nominated me for One Lovely Blog Award! Rachael received this award herself and has handed the banner on. These things come with gift tags and fine print! (I am reproducing the fine print here for my nominees). The Rules: 1] Thank the person who nominated you and link back … More one Lovely Blog Award!
One of the week’s oops moments and a chastening reminder that pressure can engender carelessness happened this morning. Like the beautiful Aquarius (but attired in fleecy clothing) I carted water downstairs to wash the studio window. As I put down the bucket of water with added methylated spirits I noticed that there were pools of … More The moon is waning (things are looking up)