Friday, 19 June 2009

For those of you who live near Gloucestershire the sculpture show Fresh Air is on from the 14 June until the 5 of July, it is a superb show set in beautiful gardens at Quenington and well worth a visit. ., I have made the cushion below from indigo dyed fabric from C&G days it is for the local horticulture show for the patchwork entry.May`s Calender girls card was from Neki it was sent to Oz by mistake so it is well travelled, it is a take on the water lilies by Monet it is very textural and a beautiful warm golden colour.

Junes card was from a painting by Ton Shulten, I find the ones that I really like more difficult to do than the ones I am not so fond of.

The following are from a visit to Stroud College an open Art week, some of it was weird and wonderful but I liked the techniques used in the picture below,

and these two paintings ,quite large where stunning, a very talented lady.

Some sculpture, and this one to bring a smile this little old lady on her zimmer has written round her hat...."Do not go gently into the good night" one side and " old age should burn and rave at the close of day", my sentiments exactly.Anyone know where this quote comes from?


Heather said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love your indigo dyed patchwork cushion - it is really beautiful. The two paintings of the river are too and the old lady sculpture is great. The quote is right up my street - I'm not there yet but on my way!! The event at Quenington sounds very interesting and I don't think we are too far away to pay it a visit.

Christine said...

The quote is from the wonderful poem by Dylan Thomas
"Do not go gentle into that good night". I believe it was written for his father.
The next line is also very well known "Rage, rage against the dying of the light". The older I get, the more I like the poem!

I've been lurking for a while, but I always enjoy your blog!

hippopip said...

Thanks Christine for letting me know that the quote is from a poem by Dylan Thomas,pleased that one of us had a decent education, must admit that I am getting to the age when it takes so long to recall something that when I do remember I have forgotten why I wanted to know.