(Plus I am 3 inches taller, which, when one is only 5ft, is quite significant).
28 October 2010
27 October 2010
25 October 2010
Its hard to avoid culture in Edinburgh. I love the city. One day I will get to stay a few nights and walk and walk and walk to explore it much more. DH and I used to do this when we lived in London. Its the only way to discover the hidden gems of cities.
I’ve already found my hotel – the Witchery by the Castle. I live and dream…… (and keep hinting a lot!)
I never tired of this view either. Guess I have a thing about castles……
Two Sunday’s ago (yes I am behind and catching up!) we went firstly to;
Just love that daisy, would look great on my studio!
My favourites pictures -
Charles Courtney Curran - Lotus Lilies
Klimt - Italian Garden Landscape (finally got to see a real Klimt!)
Monet – The Water Lily Pond
Then a few miles away for something completely different;
Another day we had a “cupcake” moment – only a photo as I can’t eat the darned things of course…. managed to embarrass DS taking the photo. Isn’t being embarrassing in the job description for mothers? Yes I thought so too :)
23 October 2010
I made it to the Vintage Market in Berwick today. Didn’t get to the Mind, Body and Spirit show as I blew the budget at the first stop. Along with some wonderful lace I came home with a very special skirt.
I took some quick pictures for you and will take more tomorrow. Its been cut down from another piece – a dress? Not sure, but its the real thing in terms of metalwork embroidery and it is really heavy.
21 October 2010
On days when I wonder why I live somewhere so isolated from museums, galleries, M&S food and my old friends, I see views like this and I know exactly why I’m in Northumberland. I don’t think it is ever more beautiful than in autumn.
You can see why its called the “Land of the Far Horizons”
and today SNOW!!!!!!!! Pictures taken at lunch time from the opposite side of the valley (just south of Wooler – I’m in the hidden valley just behind from the old Dovecote). Those pylons are the bane of my photographic life!
A Vintage Market in Berwick and then to Newcastle for the Mind, Body & Spirit show… a good 130 mile round trip.
20 October 2010
19 October 2010
18 October 2010
I’ve had a sick child on and off for a few weeks now. Poor thing has been through a horrible operation (nothing serious thank goodness but very sore).
To keep myself occupied I’ve been doing two things:
1. Indian Art; A History – 10 week online course from Oxford university
(Main developments in the history of South Asian art in this period, including Buddhist and Hindu architecture and sculpture, paintings and architecture from the Rajput and Mughal courts, and the impact of European colonialism. You will also examine the religious, ritual, social and political contexts in which these buildings and objects were made and used.)
I’m on week 6 and loving it.
2. Stitching some collages.
Here is the first of four or maybe five, maybe more in the series….
They will all be mounted and framed in off white frames ready for sale, this is the best pic I could get when it was framed.
I’d be really interested to know - What do you think?
Yesterday I forgot to add a note about the collage I’ve submitted for the art exhibition. I thought long and hard about submitting work I had created in a class. However the work I produced was nothing like the tutors samples and very much my own (yes I am the student that goes off at a tangent and did my own thing with colours and stitching), so I do feel it is my own work – guided by Judy H, as I acknowledged.