Friday, May 24, 2013

Open Studios preview ....

New fun pieces knitted with 0.20 mm coloured wire and 0.20 fishing line which I then overdyed.

 These are hanging in the studio window showing off their sparkling colour in the early evening sunshine.

It had rained off and on all afternoon, and I was beginning to think that I wouldn't have the chance to take these snaps.

This time tomorrow we will be open to all as part of Derbyshire Open Arts 2013.

If you are anywhere nearby, do drop in to see me and the other artists at Long Eaton Art Room, 29 - 31 Lime Grove, Long Eaton, NG10 4LD.

We will all be there from 10.00 to 17.00 Saturday, Sunday and Monday 25th - 27th May

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Entranced ....!

A couple of  weeks ago I watched "Later with Jools Holland" on TV.
Not certain whether I would stay awake for the whole programme I recorded it.

There was a great lineup, but the track that stuck with me was "Step" by Vampire Weekend.
I watched the recording a few times the next day, then found their website which included the lyrics.

This has now haunted me in the most pleasant way ever since.
I can be weeding in the garden, or dropping off to sleep all at the same measured pace.
I can't remember when the last time was when that happened.

No doubt I am missing some aspects of the lyrics, but the melody and rhythm are just right for me now.

A couple of days later just as it was getting dark the garden took on a magical quality.
All the white blossom jumped out at me, and I took my phone out to try to capture it.

This image is now part and parcel of the song for me.

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