….withdrawal from blogging. Not done consciously this time, but there is little stitching to share due to other unexpected happenings.
Unexpected, reasonably successful drawing of the manmade and the natural,
Unexpected signs of spring
Unexpected textures on country walks
Unexpectedly disturbing exhibits at the Wellcome Collection, 'Medicine Now’, but also poignant pieces such as socks as chromosomes by Gina Glover. Did that inspire an unexpected foray into knitting my first pair of socks, using the Magicloop method? Or have I just had too much work-related train travel since the end of January?
Unexpected opportunity to join in with “ The Ride of the Valkyrie’ during “The Rinse Cycle” at Charing Cross Theatre, on until 12th March.
Expected wonders at the Barbican to experience “The Encounter” by the astonishingly versatile Simon McBurney. Sold out unfortunately, but is being broadcast to several theatres. I’m not sure how successful an experience that will be though, without the technology used at the Barbican.
Unexpected wonder in the Curve Gallery at the Barbican on the same evening viewing the paintings / installation “ Where the Shadows are so Deep” by Imran Qureshi. No comment here, as I encourage everyone to go and see it without reading any reviews or impressions. Visually immersive art from another culture with wonderful colour and imagery. A dominant colour is Winsor and Newton perylene maroon. Free and on until 10 July.
Unexpected pin cushion made as instructed by the great Benta of Slikstitches.
Another unexpected, large charcoal drawing of a still life with a complex background
Many attempts to get the neck of that bottle
That little blue bottle is really difficult to draw