Whew...just helped to hang my part of the exhibition at The Gallery in Southfield, Wimbledon. it is part of the Open House weekend that is happening in Southfields Wandsworth and Merton this weekend. It is a shame it is all happening at the same time but "That's Life" l suppose. Anyway, our Private View is on this Friday (30th September) between 5.30 and 8.30. The show is open through the week 11am - 5pm each day, manned by the artists on Saturday and Sunday..... There are quite a few other artists showing with me in the gallery so Friday should be a good night. Below is one of my Silk paintings being shown, it is titled "Spirit People" and is influenced by my 3 years living and working in Papua New Guinea. My other 4 pieces exhibited are really directed at children such as "Noah's Ark" and "Happy Fish".
Monday, September 26, 2011
A little while ago we went to Kent to visit Tony's Godmother, Elizabeth, who is in a Care Home in Paddock Wood. I have to admit this first image made me giggle! Later on l realised this was the back entrance but still thought it was funny! A Department store?... Please!
Just an amazing experience.
Just an amazing experience.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Off to see our good friend David and the traffic decided not to be kind to us... eventually it cleared and the rest of the journey up towards Birmingham was great.
Just opposite David's house, there is a garden with the most amazing crop of huge sunflowers!
David's house was built around the 14th century and in time it has been a pub and we think it has been used in a cottage industry nail manufactory among other things. All beams and wonderful nooks and crannies. With this house he also has 7 acres of land. This wonderful rusty piece of machine ( just think what l could eco-dye with this rusty piece of machinery!!) is one of many gorgeous old things in his "garden".
This popped out! Some guard dog! hello Bonnie.
These following images are some of David's land. He built up this amazing garden from scratch ...it really is beautiful.
The river at the bottom of the garden.
We tried to take Bonnie for a walk... she got excited but then decided, we presume as David was not back, she had to stay and guard the house... Bless! I think it is rather sweet that she jumps up on to the table for you to stroke her! See, she thinks we old people need to be taken care of!!! Smart, these dogs.
This is one of two cats David and Sue have...Killwillie...a real character!
Off we go to walk around the Estate with 2 cats and a dog in tow. I swear the cats think they are dogs! These are the buildings were David keeps his machinery, in other words... Big Boys' toys!
I remember when this pond had just been dug... it now looks beautiful and really well established
I love Honesty plants but don't see them very often these days. In the garden there are lots of them, l collected a few to use later in my Art work.
Just love this image.
When we came back from our walk, Bonnie was covered in burrs and other bits of greenery. So clean up time..which she didn't like..poor bonnie!
Getting a cuddle for being so good.
On the drive home l saw my studio being delivered..yeh some hope! Ha! I can dream you know!