Monday 31 May 2010
Sunday 30 May 2010
Saturday 29 May 2010
This is the enticing entrance to the barn where the exhibition was held. The barn is about 600 years old. It makes a great exhibition space. This is the view from the barn across the pond. There was a variety of work as you would expect. I didn't get a catalogue so cannot link to any artists apart from this one. She made lovely circus themed ceramics and paintings which I really liked. I also took a fancy to a painting of a lobster, and a raku cat. No purchases were made today though!
Thursday 27 May 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Thank you Linda Sue!
The words are from one of my favourite songs-though they are slightly wrong.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Yesterday I had a lovely evening talking dolls, blogging and other things with Deirdra who is on a grand tour of Europe with her very talented husband John. We took her home to where she is staying with friends, and were treated to a small concert from John! Also Deirdra took some lovely photos of my dolls. I want a bigger and better camera so I am saving up! These are two of my favourites. Deirdra and I have done a doll swap, though I will have to be patient waiting to meet her doll!
The second mosaic is two of my favourite moments from Forest School today. Two of the children rushed over to me this morning and said they had a secret. I followed them and they showed me this 'Mummy bird' in her nest. The second half of the picture is Serena's Mum hiding in the nursery garden, to secretly watch her daughter at Forest School. Serena is visually impaired, and her Mum freely admits that she is very over protective-as you would be. She was very worried about Serena doing F.S. but we reassured her. Serena loves it! Jenny, who works with her, showed Mum (who's name escapes me at this second!) some pictures of her there in the last couple of weeks, climbing the steps, running and laughing. Her Mum said to me this morning that the pictures made her cry! It was really touching to hear her talk about it and so this picture makes me smile-and feel good about Forest School too!
Sunday 16 May 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
These are two short videos of our resident Robin, who, if I prayed, I would pray for. He comes and makes this noise -which seems like a warning noise to me-every evening. The cats sit and watch him. I don't know if there is a nest nearby. He doesn't seem scared though-I was only about four feet away at one point.
The other video is some lantern seed pods I have had since last year which are now outside-they are hanging over two mobiles I made-one from years ago and the other from quite some time ago too. The wind is making the lanterns look possessed I think!
The sound of the robin has come out really strangely. Oh well! But on the plus side, you can play them all at once!
Thursday 13 May 2010
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Monday 10 May 2010
The oil pastel owl in my friends' garden.
Clarice and Pamela floating over a sunset on Blackheath.
I have discovered the rubber tool, and how to get rid of the rubbed out background. I think I discovered this for myself, using knowledge gained from other parts of the class.
I don't normally say this, thinking that it is up to you, but they look much better if you enlarge them by clicking on them. Especially Edna!
Saturday 8 May 2010
Butterflies dominate a grey sky.