'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Sunday 10 February 2013

Work in progress.

Two down, two more to go.

Or that may be three, depending on whether I decide (or have time) to redo page 4. Looking at it here, though, I think it serves to balance the light colours of page 3, so it may survive. Plus I need to get it all finished by the end of the month.

I've just started page 8 -  out of sequence, because how it looks when it's finished will influence how I do page 7, for which I have a design, but feel vague about the execution.

I had a dreadful dream last night in which neuf  (our post degree exhibiting group), were putting up an exhibition, and everyone had produced stunning new work, except me, who was stuck with my old stuff. I think this may be my subconscious putting the boot in. 

Despite the ticking of the clock, I managed to get to three exhibitions this week, albeit one by accident, and one that had nothing to do with textiles.

As the library Discovery Centre was closed, I went into the theatre for my morning coffee, and caught the exhibition by Eve Dawson in the coffee bar. Lots of of small abstracts, in various media, which I found a bit overwhelming because there were so many of them. I would have found it easier to look at them properly if there had been fewer, bigger ones. However, they did trigger ideas for textiles, especially the wire ones.

In the afternoon, as the sun was shining and the exhibition was about to close, we headed to the Hillier Gardens for their display of snowdrops. There are, of course, snowdrops in the gardens, but they had collected lots of different varieties, plus some cyclamen, in an indoor exhibition. Very pretty, very suggestive of spring. We were given mirrors to look at the underside of the flowered, which highlighted some of the differences between the varieties, plus some of the self seeded variations they have in the gardens.

After our usual coffee and cake, we looked at the photography exhibition, which was also on at Hillier. Some very atmospheric images, which made me wish I'd got a bit more out of my photography class - although I suspect they all have much more complicated cameras than mine!

Finally to top off a good week, my washing machine has been repaired at last. Athough I've managed to keep on top of things because Babybel and the VHC's mum and dad kindly let us use theirs, it's great to have my own back in operation.

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