Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cornell and Balloons

Hope and I went to London today to see 
at The Royal Academy.


Oh, I loved this exhibition so much!


Cornell was such a complex character
who amassed a vast knowledge of the world and yet rarely 
left New York State - even when given the opportunity
to travel to Europe, which had been a dream of his.
He felt that his creativity stemmed from the longing to travel
rather than from the actual visit.


I was amazed by his imagination and style
and how he was ahead of his time.


I am now inspired to create boxes in the style of Cornell!

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We wandered to Covent Garden to see the
installation 'Heartbeat' by Charles Petillon.


Strangely calming and peaceful in an area of noise, 
hustle and bustle, 
the white balloons are really rather beautiful.

(moi, with what looks like a lot of thought bubbles!)
(Hope)
(Me 'n her selfie, lol!)
Such a lovely day.

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I've got a busy day tomorrow making the final
University arrangements for Luke.
Grant and I will be driving him to Plymouth
on Friday, we'll stay in a hotel over night, and
then get him settled into his shared student flat
 on Saturday morning.

I know this is going to be a very emotional time
for me.  I'm so excited for him but I'll miss him dreadfully.  

Ok, maybe I won't miss the chaos and never ending piles
of washing that seem to come with him!

XXX

Monday, 31 August 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 35

Documented Life Project

August Theme: Faces, the Human Form and Characters
Week 35 Art Challenge: Self Portrait
Week 35 Journal Prompt: Mirror Mirror


Who do I see in the mirror?

I see an old woman with strengths and weaknesses.
Stupidly, I still think of myself as a 20 something girl 
and it's a bit of a shock to see a 50 year old woman
looking back at me from the mirror :/

I should point out that I don't really have snakes
instead of hair, I was just channeling my inner Medusa!

XXX

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 34


August Theme - Faces, the Human Form and Characters
Week 34 Art Challenge - Layered (using multiple mediums)
Week 34 Journal Prompt - Speak to your younger self, what advice would you offer?


The left hand page background is a packing tape 
transfer through a stencil.
The young girl was supposed to be a packing 
tape transfer too but I put the tape 
on the wrong side of the paper, duh!!

XXX