Sunday, August 02, 2015

blue moon

This weekend sees a blue moon - where there are two full moons in a calendar month. A full moon is always mesmerising - a winter one even more so.

Looking down the bike path on our walk to one of our favourite restaurants for dinner.

On the way home - moon through the sparse branches of bare poplars

Then, through the branches of the lemon tree in our back courtyard.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Spring is coming

after a great deal of this 

we are now seeing more blue sky

 and blossom!

studio news

I'm playing with slip and feathers
 slip and textiles

ultramarine and silk
ultramarine and paper

and fierce wool

Friday, July 31, 2015

this week I

ate soup in the cafe in the park near my office (Thai chicken and pumpkin - very good on a cold day)
saw the first buds appearing on the trees
got some excellent post
bought a new book of inspiration
read on the tram
 watched bees in the blossom
and in the wattle
and collected the first egg in quite a while. Spring is burgeoning!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Poetry Thursday

(borrowing the idea from the lovely Margaret Cooter)

 Ode to a few yellow flowers

Against the blue shaking its blue,
the sea, and against the sea,
a few yellow flowers.

October arrives.

And although
the developed sea is so important,
its myth, mission, yeast,
the gold
of a single yellow plant
explodes on the sand
and your eyes
are tied
to the round,
escaping from the magnanimous sea
and its whip.

we are dust, we shall become.

Not air, or fire, or water
but earth,
we shall be
mere earth
and maybe
a few yellow flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                            My favourite poet Pablo Neruda, from All the Odes Farrer, Straus and Giroux 2013

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

news flash!

and in news overnight -  

land, sea, alchemy

and siliqua lucti 

have been selected for the digital exhibition at the Amsterdam International Art Fair at the end of August!