Tuesday, September 29
Saturday, September 26
Part of my art practise is using gathered items that I keep in boxes in my studio to assemble as they appear to work together...and along with some of my writings and poetry they often have a sense of "Momento Mori" about them.
I've always been a gatherer..and collector of ephemera and odd things!
It takes a while just looking at them and wondering what they are saying to me about the times we live in..and the time of my life too.
I sent off four of these hoping for acceptance in the next exhibition in Technically Brilliant Art Gallery in the Golden Square mall in Warrington.
I'm thrilled to say they were accepted.
Thursday, September 24
Through the Yealands...our favourite route...such wonderful names.
Yealand Conyers....Yealand Redmayne...Yealand Storr...makes us think of the Midsummer series!
Coffee and sausage rolls takeaway from the little cafe on the estuary of the river Kent.
Too early for the bore ...6pm they said.
We sat on a bench and watched the river flowing out to the bay
and ate lunch.
Then came the rain.
A dash for the car.
Through the woods of the old Ashmeadow Estate.
The discovery of an ancient walled garden with wild flowers and a recently planted apple orchard.
I love a walled garden.
I've written about them before.
Pics don't really do this day justice...we'll go back.
Thankful for the rain that found us sheltering by the river.
Wednesday, September 23
Tuesday, September 8
It's such a lovely mild sunny day today.
Possibly one of the last before the colder weather comes and the autumn rains.
So I took some pics of the herb garden before it has to be tidied up for the year.
I'm listening to BBC podcasts in the summerhouse almost every day at the moment.
Today it was on solitude...another post yet to hear .....
but I think that this year has made me think more and more about solitude...