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

11 comments:

Salla said...

Both exhibitions that you saw look really interesting! Good luck for your son's University start as well. My eldest is just starting school, so that's just the beginning of those kind of emotional times!

Salla said...

Both exhibitions that you saw look really interesting! Good luck for your son's University start as well. My eldest is just starting school, so that's just the beginning of those kind of emotional times!

BadPenny said...

Oh how lovely to see both these artistic treats. Lovely picture of you & Hope. Good luck to Loke x

BadPenny said...

that should have been Luke !

Eileen said...

Those exhibitions look really interesting, I love Covent Garden anyway, but that's a real treat. Good luck to Luke at uni.

Carmen said...

They both look amazing. I cannot wait to see the boxes you do! Love the one set into a book! What's in the bag? What's in the bag? WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

It's an emotional time here at the moment - Devvie moves on the 19th and the littlest thing is setting her off. She is so excited to go, loving buying and choosing stuff for her room, is planning all these freshers events but at the same time its such a big thing. We are all a bit all over the place!

Missy K said...

What great fun! I do love those balloons especially!

Hope that all goes well with Lukes big move :) You won't believe how quickly his time will go there;)!

Hope to see you next week :)

Karen xxxx

Gina said...

Love the sound of the Joseph Cornell exhibition. Hope all goes well with Luke's move this weekend. It's hard when your youngest goes but enjoy the peace and quite... They come back!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HI Jo! I'm sorry I've been missing your posts, and am so glad I stopped by today! What an interesting, and very cool exhibit that I agree is really so full of inspiration and creativity! What a great way to spend the day!

I also hope all goes well with Luke as he starts this next chapter in his life! And I love the photos of you!! :-)

Özge Başağaç said...

These photos and the exhibition are true inspiration. Good luck with the preparations. I hope all will go well :)

Terri Corona said...

I always love it when you share your London museum trips. And I'll be thinking of you with Luke's big move - it'll be hard for sure, but I know you'll focus on the positive too.