More images than words today, as previously promised.
I had a day off on Thursday and went to Stratford with a friend. We were so lucky to have one of the best days [ sun! not freezing! ] for ages. It was a very good day, good company, lots of talking and altogether relaxing.
Stratford canal locks by the River Avon.
Where the canal meets the River Avon, and as you can see, many swans.
The theatre [RSC, Royal Shakespeare Company] and the Avon, which was getting fuller as we watched, and later flooded the paths, due to snow melt I imagine, and lots of rain in previous days.
One of the residents. The reflection is like a cloud.
A view from our riverside walk.
This beech must have pachyderm genes.
And the famous Dirty Duck aka The Black Swan, where lunch was had.
I’ve finished my three new and last beach pieces this week, for a show in May, and for inclusion into our book, ‘Coast’. We are producing small books on specific themes, the first two of which are ‘Plant Life’, and ‘Coast’. We is myself and my friend Hilary Beattie.
The full finished works are in Gallery One, so here are some close ups, which I really like and would quite like to see how they would look printed as fabrics, and collaged.
I have also finished my second piece for the Six and Friends exhibition ‘Orientation’ at the Bramble Patch, which runs from 23rd March to 6th April. Here it is, the long running ‘Floating Gardens’, not the best image as it was taken on our kitchen wall, where it was assembled. It is appliqued and stitched onto Khadi paper, with gold leaf added, as although I originally wanted it to be minimal and pale, I changed my mind.
It’s 120 cm x 70 cm.