Saturday, 15 November 2014

Emily Carr Exhibition - Dulwich Picture Gallery

Hi all.
Yesterday I treated myself to a trip to London and went to see the first exhibition in the UK about a famous Canadian artist called Emily Carr.
I'd never heard of her before but saw that Catherine Nicholls was running a class next year at the Bramble Patch inspired by her work.
The exhibition was very well displayed and combined large pictures with artefacts and sketchbooks. The audio guide was particularly useful in providing interesting background information.
Emily focussed on recording her surroundings in British Columbia and also the deteriorating artefacts of the indigenous peoples whose population had been decimated by disease. 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Busy busy busy

Hello all.
I hope you're all well.
Apologies that I haven't posted for a little while.  I've been really busy - lots of classes and a sewing retreat too!
So here are a few things I've been up to.
Firstly I had a great time on a Pauline Verrinder class.  Tried lots of new things that I hope to finish.  Here they are - work in progress:


 And last weekend I had a great time at a sewing retreat.  I took some projects along that needed finishing off.  It was lovely to meet up with friends and have a good catch up and lots of time sewing with someone else sorting out all your meals.



So - been very busy.
Take care all.