Tuesday, April 08, 2014
It was my brother's birthday yesterday so I made him a card. I drew/painted a koi carp. My brother is very interested in Japanese culture, and koi have associations with male strength, good fortune and perseverance in Japanese symbolism. So they seemed a pretty good thing to draw for him!
I also made him a koi wallhanging. I drew the koi onto white fabric with fabric pens. I'm really enjoying using my fabric pens! Then I cut it out and appliqued it onto navy cotton fabric.
I embroidered some ripple details with pale blue thread. I sewed up the sides, made channels at the top and bottom, and put pieces of bamboo into the channels so it could be hung up.
I'm very pleased with how it came out!
Sunday, April 06, 2014
The Power of the Sea is curated by Dr Janette Kerr, and Professor Christiana Payne. I was lucky enough to meet them at the view of The Power Of The Sea, and asked them a couple of questions about the exhibition. It was a very interesting conversation, and their enthusiasm and passion for this exhibition was evident.
Why do you think Bristol is an appropriate city for an exhibition about the sea?
Dr. J Kerr: Bristol has a very strong maritime tradition and links to the sea as it is a
port. Historically, the harbour reached right into what is now the
city centre, so the city would be very much linked with water and
waves. There are also the links with the SS Great Britain and the
Matthew, which were both ships which went on long sea voyages, and
are now docked in Bristol.
[Newspaper stories on
the launch of the SS Great Britain are included in the exhibition,
which I really liked.]
Succession, Jethro Brice, 2010, found mixed media
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Maggie Hambling, Wave Tunnel, 2010, bronze
Last night I was lucky enough to go to a preview of new exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy-The Power of the Sea. I've always loved the sea, and felt very drawn to water, so I was very excited about this exhibition. It didn't disappoint.
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