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Month: April, 2015

Alternate career?

So if all the art and creative stuff doesn’t work out I think I can now get a job laying out car parks. We’ve demolished a shed and levelled the ground for a new base. Lots of shuffling around on hands and knees, and 850kg of pea shingle. When it stops raining we’ll start on the walls.

MER 

Look what sprung up over night!



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Cactus update

Spring has sprung, the grass is ris. The succulents are staggering along. I repotted them at the end of the winter and they seem to have survived. One had no roots (vine weevil) and one had scale insects. They go outside in the sunny weather.



The opuntia seem to be coping the best and the Haworthia recovering from being torn inhalf. I shall have to keep feeding them and see how they grow.

MER

Semi precious necklaces

So I’ve been turning some of my brighter pebble papers into jewellery.

You can do some more interesting things with the composition if they are meant to be strung round someones neck. I really want to do a big chunky thing next. What kind of string, hmmm…

MER

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Black Square – part iii

I went to the last weekend of this exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery – One hundred years of Abstract art kicking off with Malevich’s painting of a black square. it was huge and full of words and things.

The first thing I got from the show is how absolutely the world has changed over the last century. How what is acceptable has been overturned so many times, and the difficultly in imagining how revolutionary abstract art first was. There was lots of articles written about the exhibition, here’s one from the Guardian.

Any way I thought I had written about this exhibition at the RA last summer then I would have to witter on too much about this one, but no. At least not here.

One of the question s from the blog hop was: How does my work differ from others of my genre?

I don’t even know what my genre is so how am I going to answer that.

I’ve been thinking a bit about tribes instead – like the art groupies of E1.

I’m sure I’m a member of lots of tribes, there’s the one I look like on the outside and the ones I’m in, in the inside.

One day I’ll find the rest of my right now, making things and thinking tribe. And that will be good.

meanwhile I’ve got things to do. (maybe next time I’ll be a little more articulate – and have read all those books I brought at the whitechapel shop – or atlas looked at the pictures… )

MER

 

keep you knees in tight – part ii

Where does my work fit? If I knew that I won’t be posting this on this blog. Read the rest of this entry »