Monday, 27 March 2017

Call to Adventure 10

This challenge was to pay attention to signs of decay.   I frequently take photos of crumbling buildings, peeling paint and rust.

So this time whilst out walking I thought I would concentrate on decay in nature and particularly trees.

I started looking for leaves that were decaying.

This is my favourite.  The decayed leaf is so embedded into the path that it looks like a fossil.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

ExTex - The Finale

Well it's over.  A nine month investment into creativity.  9 weekends of learning and playing finished with an exhibition at the Fashion & Embroidery Show at the NEC.

We had a fabulous exhibiton space and many visitors who made super comments about our work. Kim chose a selection of items from each of the 10 students to make up this amazing array of work.   She chose several f mine that were featured in my last ExTex post.

My final piece was a set of books hanging as a mobile.

The books mostly moved about except when I tried to film them!

And of course you can't go to a show and not spend money. Well, my plan was to go and NOT spend money.  But inevitably I did. 

I don't usually buy these blocks but this one had my name on it.

And then! I watched a Hilary Beattie video and was able to do this with the blue foamy thingy.

I'm really looking forward to working with this block.  I'll report back!

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Bloxwich to Pelsall

Last week Roger and I went for another of our canal walks.  We took the train to Bloxwich and walked from there to Pelsall along the Wyrley and Essington Canal.

I have so many photos from all our canal walks and there are only so many photos of brown water going round a bend that one person could want.

So I decided to be a little more intentional about my photographs.


I don't usually take photographs of grafitti because usually I can't tell what they say and I worry that it might be something rude.  However the quality of this art and the shading was so good.

And here are a couple of abstract art reflections.

Despite being intentional I still came home with 43 photographs.  However that's less than half of what I usually take.

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