Monday, 30 November 2009

Fred Wilson- Artist/curator

Me and Ellie went to a lecture by artist/curator Fred Wilson on Friday...
We didn't really know what it was going to be about so it was a bit hit or miss but it turned out to be a hit- and the hit the nail on the head for both of our dissertations!
He was talking a lot about how he has worked in museums and how he has used objects from the museums and changed the way they are viewed to challenge how the viewer interprets the work, and encouraging the viewer to see past that actually 'pieces' and see things like the plynths and wall mounts as just as important as the things that are on them.
I noticed Ellie put this video on her blog and I want to copy her. (Thanks ellie!!)

I really enjoyed his voice too.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Bright Star

If you love sewing go and see Jane Campion's new film "Bright Star" this weekend. Not only it is visually ravishing to watch, has Keat's poetry and superb acting it also recognises Fanny Brawne's sewing skills and lovingly lingers on needles going in and out of fabric. Particularly poignant is her changing of the white stitching round her underwear to black thread after Keats has died.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Compton Verney



On Friday we went to Compton Verney ( www.comptonverney.org.uk) Its not far from Stratford and well worth a visit for its Folk Art. The objects which Enid Marx collected with the historian Margaret Lambert are housed there. The collection helped to provide Marx with ideas for her pattern and design work in textiles and relief printing. There is furniture, textiles, pottery, prints and many quirky objects such as homemade Christmas decorations and toys. Lots of surface decoration and very inspiring for illustrators and designers

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Something to do- playing in bed





300 games, hobbies and pastimes for all the year round. Illustrated by the wonderful Shirley Hughes.

Prudence

Marvels form The Saturday Book





An early morning drive to the Sunday Market where there was only about two stalls in place still managed to be a little fruitful...

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Betty and the birds



I have been hand colouring some of the Christmas cards I have printed. Betty helped.....

Friday, 6 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009