Wednesday again and this week has flown by.
My desk is a mess and not too much to show you, more to tell you if truth be told!
A selection of stamps, inks and paints and a small watercolour paper postcard. I'm trying my hand at painting! I'm not kidding myself tho' I'm rubbish so I thought I would paint a stamp instead… cheating right but I spent a happy hour or two anyway! I have been inspired... SO INSPIRED.. by a trip to the Royal Academy in London on Saturday with Alison and my other friend Nikki. We went to see the 'Painting the Modern Garden' exhibition.
A long day but really worth it. If you are a garden lover/art lover then this is for you. We were surrouded by beautiful famous works by many Impressionist artists who used the garden and flowers as their inspiration. The various studies by Claude Monet of his water garden at Giverny and the famous Waterliy paintings were just amazing. I had a lump in my throat several times! We couldn't take photographs inside the exhibition unfortunately. We also...
Did a little sight seeing - infront of the statue of Eros.
And like any civilised woman, went for afternoon tea… this mixed berry tart was huge!
and so was this lemon masterpiece!
Wonderful friends and a wonderful day!
My favourite painting tho' wasn't by Monet, Manet or Matisse but by John Singer Sargent called simply 'Poppies' painted in 1886.
This is a photo from a postcard I bought and I love the vibrant colours. There is something very evocative now about a field full of poppies, but of course they wouldn't have had the same meaning in 1886 as they do for us today.
Well… I'm off to produce another masterpiece, or master any piece come to think of it (ha ha) but before I do I want to blog hop around all your wonderful desks.
Do what makes you happy this week!