Monday, 9 September 2013
I went to End of the Road a couple of weekends ago. A lovely time as always!
Highlights included: David Byrne and St Vincent, Teleman, East India Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Jens Lekman and Tigercats. Oh, and Breakfast with the Inkspots. An early morning treat.
I guess that means autumn is drawing in now. I've already noticed leaves on the ground, and mince pies in the shops!
Good thing I've still got a summer holiday to look forward to.
Well, August slipped by in a flash. Not sure what happened there.
At the beginning of the month I took a trip to Oxford to listen to some nice music in a bedouin tent. While I was there I also paid a visit to the Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum.
I've been meaning to go on a trip there since I did my MA so it was nice to finally have a look at the collection. I found the mummified animals most interesting.
Monday, 29 July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Ben & I went to a screen printing workshop at Super+Super on Monday evening. We were a bit pooped after a 6 hour drive home from Cornwall but we're both pretty happy with our efforts!
I want to make some more now. Maybe next time I'll try something a little more intricate.
Here are some sketches I used for inspiration...
Penguins are nice.
Monday, 1 July 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
From top: The view at Rozenhoedkaai; Benedictine nuns in Begijnhof; A horse we met by Damme windmill; On the way to Holland; Waiting for the boat tour; Stork nest in Sluis; Begijnhof bluebells; Cycling along the canal to Holland; Resting in Minnewater park.
A good time.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Friday, 15 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Saturday, 9 February 2013
This week I entered a competition held by Resident to win one of 20 pairs of tickets to see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform a live rehearsal ahead of their tour. The task was to recreate an album cover from Nick Cave's back catalogue.
Above is a work-in-progress photo of my entry, and it did the job! A bit of a surprise as I thought it looked pretty wonky...but I'm not complaining.
The gig was last night at the King Alfred ballroom and it was really REALLY good! Gig of the year? Possibly!
If you haven't heard it already, you should definitely give the new album a listen. It'll be worth your while.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
Here's another cardigan I finished recently. It took me quite a long time to complete - I started it in the middle of summer!
I'm pleased with this one. Nice colours and some sweet fair isle. I've been using my favourite knitting pattern for all my recent cardigans as I really like the shape - I've just been trying out different lace patterns and colourwork as I go.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Saturday, 12 January 2013
To chase away the January blues I have booked myself a flight to Australia to stay with my brother. I leave in 5 weeks. AMAZING.
If anyone has any suggestions of nice things to do/see/visit in Melbourne and the surrounding area then please do send recommendations my way. I think we're going to hire a camper van and drive the Great Ocean Road....
Just the ticket!
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Sunday, 6 January 2013
It's done now though, and I think it's quite a triumph!
Friday, 4 January 2013
Here are some of the (more successful) results of my recent 6 week pottery course. I made some pinch pots and a few other small items using both slab and coil building techniques. It's nice to have mini pots for succulents.
There were a few other items I made where I was really happy with the construction but felt that the way the glazing came out totally ruined the piece. Glazing is hard to judge.
Above: My favourite pinch pot. I liked the coarse crank clay a lot.
Below: A little slab built house, alongside a sweet tree decoration from Rosie.