Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Look ... l am growing my own fungi ! :) Aren't they gorgeous ?
Last year, when we had our Open Studio's Event, there was a purple bike used as advertising. So l was thinking, l might try and do the same this year. And then joy of joys ... l have found an old bike that is being thrown out ... so l think l will have my own advertising bike! Yeh !!
I may not have liked the rain but my garden loved it!
This is the "hanging" art line, that my son put up for me, when he was home last week.
I am experimenting with painting a Noah's Ark ... titled ... "Who let the tiger on "!
These next images are the way l have been changing it, to reach where l am happy with it , at the moment!
Still away to go yet but l am learning so much.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Well as promised ...images from my studio ! The image below is the first of my "Dream" paintings to be sold. Yippi! :)
The image below ... is of the shelf my son put up for me, before he left for Australia. :)
This is the next painting, to now be finished.
These are clay pieces, made by some of my students.
This is the sitting room, now turned into another large studio !
This is the old baby room, which is now my sitting room. All change but it has worked !
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We just got off the train and you must be wondering what all these people are looking at and photographing ?
The amazing Shard. My husband took me all the way to the top ... on Bonfire Night, last year! It was a Birthday present ... it was amazing!
Isn't it funny how people still want to be photographed in a Red, British Phone Box !
Along the river front ..The Thames, of course !
So many visitors, all with little flags being held up, so they can all find each other !! :)
Oh! ... Boris Bikes are no longer blue, no longer called Boris Bikes and will all eventually be yellow. Very strange !
Love this reflection!
As we sat in a resturant, l suddenly realised l could see " The Traitor's Gate " water entrance!
Wow ... l hadn't seen this sculture before! Beautiful.
This is one of the many " Story Book " decorated seats, that are all over London.
I just love the London Skyscape.
My husband and my son ! :)
The first view of those famous poppies.
Another view of The Shard.
They are all coming to see The Poppies, either by foot, bike or on buses !
One of these is mine you know ! You buy one for £25 and you get it sent to you, in November !
It is even more stunning in the "real"! They will keep growing until November ... wow!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Happy 39th Birthday to my beautiful daughter Jenny. Her Birthday was the 16th but we celebrated today, as we were apart on that date ! We first went around The Portrait Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, to see the BP Portrait Award 2014. It is held every year and is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting. It is, l think the best one l have seen for many a year. If you get a chance to see it, on from the 26th June till the 21st of September 2014, it is well worth a visit. We had "Tea" ( see images) in the Resturant and Bar within the Portrait Gallery. The views were amazing and we had blue skies too ! :)
As said .... look at these views !
As you can see from the image below, ( See left handside of image ) we may not be having rain but someone is !
As you can from the image below ... we are breeding our policeman so small these days ... we have to build boxes for them, to stand on !!!! :)
Yesterday when l was in the courtyard, l saw something fly passed. It landed on the wing mirror of the van, isn't this moth beautiful!
The road sign outside my favorite coffee shop, Artisan , has become a comments pad for the coffee drinkers around here!
Look what l found outside my front door ... a transparent shell for a snail ! :)
I had a good day yesterday, in my studio. Hopefully l will show you the results tomorrow!