Yesterday I went and saw the Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy, I love some of his painting, especially the pastels, ballerinas are certainly different these days, they were bigger, well better covered not like the tall lean girls of today.
There were a lot of sketches he did for this bronze, and she had real hair, shoes and bodice before she was cast
He as also interested in photography, and many of these and people who inspired him, I just did not realise how early photography started, especially moving film.
In the afternoon I met my niece and her husband at Portcullis House (the building where MPs offices are) The security was amazing to get in, but once in it is an amazing and interesting building.
Had a really busy day at Farmers' Market, it was pumpkin day, lots of folk came, it did not rain so great sucsess, here is a link to the face book page
Back from woolfest, had a good time Saw old friends, wonderful wools some great work. Bought some wonderful Gotland, I just love the colour have plans for a winter coat. I also got some Teaswater, will be interseted to see how it felts also some wonderful Black/grey/brown wensley daale. I really wanted a Blue faced leister fleece but there was't any, I shall have to try else where.
Just started Open Studio am sharing with three friends who are painters, we are using a wonderful georgian house with a court yard, so lots of space to show the work, though In say it myself it looks good.
We had a really good party for our private view and sold a bit, be good to see lots of people coming to see what we do, I will be demonstrating some of the days.
Love this Gotland fleece, have made cushions, hat and bag with it so far a lovely soft grey colour.
Have not added anything for so long, the snow has gone as had christmas and the new year. Have had a bad dose of the POMS (poor old me) I can't se why,I have so much good inmy life, but I got myself in a bad place, feeling better now, taking pictures working on ideas, walked in Knole Park in the drizzle yesterday the light was amazing, the colours on the tree trunks, maybe?
Also photographed a scarf, to put in the Open Studio Book, I am sharing a studio with painting friends in Chatham Dock yard, a fascinating place so worth a visit without Open Studio, but that will add to the visit, starts June 4th, I know how quickly that will be here.
Wife, mother, christian, I love to create, First love felt making, textiles,painting, gardening and cooking.I run HOPS a lively social club that meets once a fortnight,for tea, lunches,entertainment and outings.