I had a brief but fun and interesting break in London with my old school and travelling friend on Monday and Tuesday, even though London Midland tried to both prevent us getting there and getting home, by having trains that managed to break down both ways. At least they’re consistent.
So a quick romp through the two days: we went to the National Gallery, very busy, the National Portrait Gallery, not so busy. I’ve not been there before, but loved it. Then the second day we went to the Courtauld Institute, to see the Goya show, and indeed the rest of this lovely little gallery. We did a great deal of flanuering, in dull and then raucously windy weather.
Trafalgar Square, with floating people.
The latest occupant of the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
A very windy second day, but lots of sun. The queues for the London Eye were phenomenal.
Below, the view from the hotel room onto Tavistock Square, quite a treat.
I’ve started to make some canvas based work for an upcoming show. Interestingly a ladybird sharing similar colours to the piece landed on it when I was laying it all down. This reminded me of an occasion when a black and yellow dragonfly landed on my daughter’s black and yellow bike some years ago.
More work in progress.
Right, back to the machine now, I’ve laid down six pieces so we’re at the machine stitching phase.