Back to reality

A new day dawns.  Back in the real world to get woken up at 5am by a six year old who still loves me even though I abandoned him for 6 days. Megan woke up at 3am to remind me who she was. You’d think I’d  left them with a basket of sandwiches and a picnic blanket for 6 days…well they are quite self sufficient,  but they do need some one to operate the remote control on the telly. (Gary was actually there looking after them.)(Honest.)

Great journey back from London with Alison and Caroline who  thankfully ignored the sat nav at a crucial moment and went off piste and got me home fast! Thank you to the Mad Canadian who picked me up in tesco car park outside Winchester and sped me homewards to large glass of wine.

Head still buzzing with everything that’s gone on.  Need to take a moment to compose.  So much more material for new work.  Back later with more musings.

I love books
I love books
The ladies are back
The ladies are back
More books
More books
Great artists acknowledged
Great artists acknowledged
The family and a punter...Megan had just got money off me so no where to be seen!
The family and a punter…Megan had just got money off me so no where to be seen!
She's back for more
She’s back for more

PS. claim to fame I took Diane’s  first selfie…..

Diane, me, Hanny over the ironing board
Diane, me, Hanny over the ironing board
...and her second one!
…and her second one!

PPS Also have the recipe for the best cottage pie ever! Which I am so passing off as my own.

PPS Thank you to the lady with the back pack who knocked all my boxes over because when I piled them back up again they looked even better cos you could see more of my drawing.  (Couldn’t  thank her in person because strangely she disappeared rather quickly afterwards) It’s all about change!

Bye bye space
Bye bye space

 

Off to do a life class. Will be good to draw again instead of talking!

 

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The future is bright the future is textile art

I cannot believe I only have 12 hours left of the magic that is the knitting and stitching show.  If you see one thing you must see Renate Keeping ‘s work. I have never been so moved by a piece a of work, it is totally unbelievably beautiful, touching and moving.  Why had I never heard of this wonderful lady and her husband, Charles , although I know his illustrations from childhood.  My ignorance embarrasses me.  Something is wrong somewhere in the world when more people don’t get the opportunity to experience this wonderful art work. In fact textile art needs to be out there so much more.

Je t’aime  Anthea Godfrey,  Diane Bates,  Diana Springall.

Gorgeous gold work...Godfrey is god!
Gorgeous gold work…Godfrey is god!
Me t'adore Diane, AKA the Mistress of Stitch
Je t’adore Diane, AKA the Mistress of Stitch

 

Dig Diana
Dig Diana

You are missing out if you don’t know about these incredible women. There are a whole lot more.

 

Goodness this is tiring but all rather lovely!
Goodness this is tiring but all rather lovely!

My mission, which I have chosen to accept is to raise the profile of textile art…two years oops  sorry I mean  13 years left to win the Turner Prize! X

ps this should have been posted this morning but being rather technically challenged I didn’t do it! So it’s now. Later…Sarah x