Friday, August 28, 2009
Still trying to keep a civil tongue in my head or no tongue at all for my little boys sake. He asked Daddy what he has been doing today and he said he'd had a nice climb and a bike ride, and much else besided I've no doubt. Mummy just couldn't fit that stuff in for Daddy between the housework and childcare, what a shit wife I must have been. Oh well he gets to play at being Daddy a few days a week and is free to shag his climbing partner the rest of the time. And he'll have the healthiest back he's ever had, classy of her to go through her lists for married men, lets hope she doesn't make a habbit of it. Wait till she get pregnant and see what happens then.
Little vent of bitterness there, I'm sure my audience of two would forgive me.
I seem unable to express these feelings in my making however am mostly embroidering, some words, some pictures, just finished a sweet little mermaid. Bit of a theme going on there. No leeds to transfer photos right now but will do when I get home. How genteel when I feel I could be smashing things and painting huge panels of violent oils.
Not so much room for that here though, I'll have to save that for when I get home.
May I transcend this time and become whole and better, bigger, more serene and more assured.
Love to you two if you are reading this,
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Been scrubbing the kitchen and will be painting it, within days possibly(!) in the delicious 'blue ground' by farrow and ball that the lovely http://dancesforpies.blogspot.com/ has given me, bless her with angelic baby resting help.
Had to return my chilli painting back its rightful owner today (see May 20th 2009 post for pic), sad, thinking that I really need to motivate myself to do another one, can I do it again? It was done in extreme conditions that I'm really not sure I can replicate. I am a spasmodic and chancy painter at best, maybe with practice it might get more consistent.
tara for now
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Repair nightmares today, repairing jewellery is a jolly good way to get yourself a nervous tick and lose money. Never again, well not until I've finished this chain for Noi anyway, complicated ideas about creating a heat sink from playdough and foil...
Made some super kitch bunting from silver lame and violent pink english country garden material for my friend who is decorating the cabaret tent at the workhouse festival in Llanfyllin http://workhousefestival.co.uk . I will be off to the site tommorow for the rest of the week pretty much to help create a groovy space for the cabaret, kitchtastic.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wrestling with my head today, argh. Got some photos to download of new bits, will discipline myself to do so later on, promise. Meantime here is a pretty picture of a yurt frame we made for a very nice chap called Dave Mountjoy, last year. This is the yurt frame up in the garden for checking, and that's my Dave checking it. Anyway somehow one of the roofwheel bracings cracked and we went down to beautiful Worcestershire to mend it for Dave M last weekend. It was the most magical day, we had a swarm of bees alight next to us, stick around for 3 hours then tootle off, without bothering us at all (we didn't bother them either). It was lovely to see Dave M as well and we stayed to help put up his summer home with him, will find a picture of that too in due course. He kindly paid us as well, funnily enough the exact amount for the petrol and a nice in at the Peacock Inn on the way home (stunning indonesean beef curry and very lovely people). Perfect day.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
A nice acrylic paining of a chilli that has temporarily returned home, I did it last year on a bit of old plywood on the morning of the birth of my friend's son (they love chillies too so I gave it to them). It came home to go in my portfolio for my interview with Glyndwr in Wrexham to do an applied arts degree, no answer yet, may the applied arts fairies look kindly on me...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
It was like seeing a snapshot from another life, there I was in 2006, trying to promote a band that no longer exhists (see picture - a friendship that thankfully, still does). Since then I had a breakdown and survived, I don't sing so much right now but it's coming back.
I have found my way back by making stuff, I'm gonna put some pics on this site if you want to look at them. It may just keep me making when the black dog stalks and maybe, with a little help from my friends, I'll find a little more peace and a little more confidence everyday.