…...but lots has been happening. Quilt exhibition, which was very successful with over 800 visitors and a hugely popular visitors’ choice. I treated myself to a lovely pincushion , made out of a mustard pot.
Drawing continues, with one session in the gallery of the Islamic world at the British Museum. What a treat to really immerse ourselves in the iconography of a different culture, and intriguingly to see that there are images of birds and animals in 16th century Islamic art. I was fascinated by the use of script as a decorative finish on tiles.
Then for the past two weeks, working on a still life, in charcoal, with glass, tissue paper, reflective surfaces, hard and soft edges - so difficult, but I did enjoy the process.
Evolution of a drawing
Drawn from this, with two different levels of light between one week and the next. I am happy with the result with the exception of the tissue paper , that needs lots of looking and practising in the sketchbook.
And in between, visits to Dorset
and inspiration from several exhibitions: Jerwood Drawing Prize
Charles Avery, Tree, which was at Edinburgh when I was there in August.