Friday, 30 November 2012
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
One of the advantages of doing my course at Morley is that the participants come from parts of London with which I am not familiar. They therefore introduce me to areas that I have never visited in all the time I have lived here. I am almost embarrassed to admit that one of these is Battersea Park. Yesterday was the day for that visit, particularly as there is an exhibition in The Pumphouse Gallery that includes some work by Janice Gunner.
First, the park, images fixed now, courtesy of Marsedit ( please fix this photo thing Blogger).
Next the exhibition " Beauty is the Only Test". This is an interesting exploration of the links between maths and craft. Some lovely pieces of stitching from Janice Gunner, on silk.
For the completely obsessional, there is a huge piece of work by Lesley Halliwell, made by drawing with Spirograph wheels.
The building itself is intriguing, over 4 floors ( no lift) with good views on to the park. The exhibition is small, but free and worth a visit, on until 25th November.
As ever, some interesting textures
Red, white and blue?
Fractals on windows
Lichen and bark
Home at sunset
Friday, 2 November 2012
The weather was predictably wet, but where we were staying, had glorious views which enabled me to watch how the sky changed as I was stitching.
Lots of muddy walks, practising map-reading
and finding some great colour studies along the way.
There was even a sunset, but the stars had disappeared by the time we had finished dinner with friends.