Friday, 30 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
A busy night sorting out my resources for this terms topics at work (I have to keep it all up in the loft as have collected a fair amount over the years), Embroiderers' Guild bits and emails to write has meant that I have not done as much as I wanted on my KISS project.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Saturday, 24 April 2010
This is my pile of samples, but alas I shan't be doing anything with them for the moment. The art course is keeping me very busy, 3 postings of work to do this week. I am still doing Mondays exercises, I am not sure when I will catch up.
I have started work on the RRC fabric and used my new sewing machine at last!! I hope to finish stitching it tomorrow.
Friday, 23 April 2010
All being well, I hope to start quilting my RRC fabric from Debbie when I get home.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Last month I enrolled on Amelia's art course thinking it would be something to do in the Easter holiday, it started Monday as I went back to work. Serves me right, in my excitement to sign up I didn't read the date properly. The first exercise is to make marks in boxes using different mediums and tools.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
We loved this sundial, such lovely textures in the pictures depicting the history of London.
No photos of the quilts I'm afraid, not allowed. There were some lovely quilts but others were quite thought provoking. If you get a chance to go, do so.
We got in at just after 11, and couldn't believe it was 2.30 by the time we had seen all the quilts, no wonder we felt hungry. Lunch on the V&A lawn in the sun, watching the children paddling in the pool-great.
We then went to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Indian Portrait exhibition, exquisite work, so fine and a lot of it was miniature. I don't know how they painted such detail without the use of a magnifying glass, it made my eyes hurt to look at it! As we were leaving we saw a sign for an exhibition called Contemporary Connections: The Singh Twins. I put my hands up, I am very ignorant when it comes to art and I had never heard of them- but their work, WOW! It is styled on Indian traditional mixed with contemporary Western influences. Well worth visiting if you get a chance, but see the Indian Portrait first, to see where their work is coming from.
In spite of working in London for a couple of years when I left school, I have never been to China Town, so we did a little detour.
Loved the dual language signs everywhere, I am always looking at the text marks used by other nationalities.
Loved the colours on these papaya's.
We don't know what these were, they are quite large, almost lelon size-prickly pears maybe?????
We couldn't resist getting one of these Japanese ice-creams. Take one very thin crepe and decorate with cream,
then some kiwi.
Embellish with chocolate sauce and add a scoop of ice-cream.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Tonight, Hubby took me out to dinner to my favourite Indian restaurant- feeling very full.
Tomorrow Nickie and I are up to London to the V & A museum to see the quilts.;0)
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Hubby got me bunches of my favourite flowers;0)
Had a lovely eveing with my oldest daughter and friends playing with paper and ink making a birthday book, another project to be finished at a later date.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Off to do some hand stitching on my KISS piece now.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Last month, when I didn't have much on, I signed up for a 6 week on-line art course with Amelia. One of the things I need to do this week is find all the materials I will require, (there is a fairly long list) ready to start next Monday;0)