Monday, July 16, 2007

Print making and Central Library exhibition

It was our end of term assessment show last week, I have been busy choosing prints and mounting them up. I have particularly enjoyed the lino printing and the bit of dry point that I worked on. I haven't managed to produce much in the way of artists books using printmaking techniques but I will continue to explore that.

My exhibition on the theme of retreat also went up last week in the central library in Walthamstow. See main site for more details and opening hours. It was great to get some of the photographs that I had taken in local parks, churchyards and at The Water Works nature reserve, up in the borough. I am back there in September too as part of the E17 Art Trail.

Hampton Court Flower Show and new meditation classes

The weather held again for our visit to Hampton court flower show. The good thing about this show is that you can buy the plants there and they are a very good price. Loads of people are wandering around with box carriers on wheels, wheelbarrows and armfuls of flowers.


On the walk down from the station past Hampton court itself is a tree filled with bundles of mislettoe They are such perfect ball shapes it's hard to believe they are natural. You can see why people believed it was a special and magical plant.

There were a mixture of boats on the river, including barges and yauhts, I liked one of the narrow boats that had plants in the wheel house and on top of the roof.

I've also been busy arranging a new meditation class at the Health Works in Walthamstow. Using some of my images of water lilies for the posters and flyers. The classes start on 26th July, and I'm hoping to build up the class over the next few months.

City Airport Open Day and clouds

I was at the city airport's open day, with some cards and photographs and our badge machine. I haven't explored my ideas yet for the badges, I like some of the badges other artists make, and intend to work on some ideas. Some of the children at city airport took ages, real care over drawing and colouring in their badges, it's great seeing their faces when Ruth hands them the badge to wear.
The day was hot! the first warm weekend in ages and the sky was full of brilliant clouds. I have been interested in clouds for a while now, and taking photos of the recent changeable skies.