Monday, January 30, 2012

Sketchbook project...done!

Here are some images from my sketchbook now winging it's way to New York. It was a bit of a push at the end there, but I'm really pleased to have completed it. It's full of my usual combination of collages and photographs and although it won't set the world on fire it was fun to do.The Sketchbook Project was a nice positive way to start the new year- what do they say? Begin the way you mean to go on? Well hopefully the rest of the year will be full of creativity too! (Plus I have a new job so hopefully that'll help with some inspiration).

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Glorious garlic!

This is the most beautiful organic garlic grown and plaited by the fair hands of Nea and Carl and very happily being eaten by me and Ben. It was quite difficult to cut off that first head because it is such a work of art, but the joy of eating it has overcome that. It was hung outside for this shot only of course, and is currently taking pride of place in a nice dark, dry place inside the house- the dining room. It makes me very happy... as does the size of the Black Russian tomatoes I'm growing below.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Divine teacups

Spotted Cecilia Levy's ridiculously beautiful paper teacups on Poppy's blog and instantly fell in love. I did once flirt with a similar idea myself, but as with so much in art - overcoming the space between having the intention to make something, and actually making it is really what it's all about. We just need time and energy....and lots of both.

New Year

We saw 2012 arrive in our traditional way- champagne in the backyard and a climb onto the roof to see the fireworks. This time we actually had a really good view of them too- seemed like the finale was particularly spectacular, perhaps because the Arts Centre tower caught fire from a random exploding firework, terribly exciting I'm sure. Hmmm. I took the shot below just as Ben was climbing up the ladder- the golden orb spider was just beginning her night's work and she and the moon and Ben lined up nicely. Is that auspicious do you think?