Friday, 26 September 2014

Ancient Inspiration..

Its been a loooong time since I felt really stunned and inspired by works of art, perhaps I just don't get out enough... I watched a dvd about the decorated cave of Pont d'Arc in Southern France. I found myself literally holding my breath as the camera moved around this cave, the drawings are 32,000 years old but had a contemporary and fresh feel. The artists really understood their animals, cave bears, cave lions (they now know they did not have manes!), horses and bison are painted at the darkest point of the cave where no light can reach, the undulating cave walls were used to indicate movement, lit by firelight the experience must have been so effective, as humans never actually lived in the cave maybe spiritual.




Thursday, 18 September 2014

Staithes Arts Festival

As we head into the weekend this is a little post about what I did last weekend, Staithes has a great Arts Festival in September, artists and crafts people take over the wee fisherman's cottages to show and sell their work, I saw and met some really talented people - painters, potters, jewellers and sculptors, lots of live music and good home baked food too. I'm pleased to report I had my cheese scone fix - nicely mixed with herbs.
Staithes is a lovely characterful little fishing village, not only was it a chance to see some very good and interesting work and talk to the creators, it was also a great opportunity to have a wander around those oh so charming little cottages.... I want one......


Friday, 5 September 2014

New Autumn 2014 Workshop Dates!

A quick post here - as opposed to the last one - my new Autumn 2014 workshop schedule is now up and eagerly awaiting views on my New Workshops page!!!