January 31, 2011
You made such beautiful music, this piece (theme from Out of Africa) particularly stirred my soul……………
you will be sadly missed, but your music will live on
post script – 8 Feb 2011
I have just played this piece of music again, my body has goosebumps all over, my spine is tingling and the my eyes are brimming with a beautiful moistness
January 31, 2011
I have just purchased a wonderful felted woollen blanket, fabulously rich colours. Vintage kashmir paisley felted together with stripes of woollen felt in delicous fruity colours. Found in a wonderful little shop in Woodbridge that was just oozing with colour. Chatted away with Julie Phipps , a lovely lady who is most passionate about her products, we found that we both frequented Maison Objet in Paris and just how inspirational this exhibitions is, it puts our UK trade shows to shame………..
I found my way here because I was spending a long weekend in Suffolk, at a wonderful “dolls house” like cottage. The owners were so attentive, when we arrived the table was all laid up for tea with a delicous handmade victoria sponge taking pride of place on pretty cakestand. Cosy pub lunches, walks by the sea, reading books by the fire, what more could one wish for………
January 21, 2011
Not only a beautiful song but amazing creative imagery
January 16, 2011
I enjoyed a most creative day with a dear friend of mine in her studio. She is a felt maker, and we sat together , chatted about our creative endeavours, and what was inspiring us, we pulled out lovely coloured wools, my selection inspired by the beautiful sunsets down at the sea that I had been photographing over the month I had off from work. I had gathered a stone that was really special to me and the sunsets themselves so significant. So away we went, laying out the strands of wool in the sunset hues, soaping and rubbing. I knew I wanted some kind of tendrils, not sure why, but now I can see. My finished pouch that holds my treasured stone has taken on the life of a sea creature, perhaps an anemone e or a squid like being. I am so pleased with the piece, it feels so special and has become a very treasured object.
January 14, 2011
Gareth’s 2011 pre collection film……. quite beautiful, love the billowy shapes, the watery blue billowing silk, the black “wings” the tableaux. Watch the film here
here are a few stills to wet your appetite
January 9, 2011
One glance, one glimpse of the colour, the lettering and you are there, a real walk down memory lane. Household names, happy memories, childhood treats, childhood games, it all comes flooding back………….. Nor sure if I want it to really, its all so long ago, but I have to say these packages bought back happy memories. When I would be sent up the corner shop to buy 2 eggs, not 12….. and sugar weighed out exactly to your need, 2 ozs and in a thick blue paper bag. A cup of hot bovril was my favourite, sweet things made me feel sick, when I came in from the cold and snow with freezing cold soggy mittens. . My grandmother would come and cook us syrup sponge pudding sometimes on a sunday, and bring biscuits with iced animals on. Mum always baked a pie, apple mostly with birds custard r and it was my job to mix the powder, some sugar and milk together in readyness for mum to pour on the hot milk……….. Yuk custard, blancmange, rice and set egg custard, jelly, ice cream to me were absolutely revolting, but nonetheless all this still makes me smile.
January 4, 2011
Now here is a man who knows what he is talking about. America needs people like this, people who see the value of our children, all the countries in the world need people like this !!
The following words are by no other than DAVID LYNCH an award winning director of so many great films.
I take my hat of to you Mr Lynch !!
In today’s world of fear and uncertainty, every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself and experience the field of silence—bliss—the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence that is deep within all of us. This is the way to save the coming generation.
I have been “diving within” through the Transcendental Meditation technique for over 30 years. It has changed my life, my world. I am not alone. Millions of other people of all ages, religions, and walks of life practice the technique and enjoy incredible benefits.
Someday, hopefully very soon, “diving within” as a preparation for learning and as a tool for developing the creative potential of the mind will be a standard part of every school’s curriculum. The stresses of today’s world are taking an enormous toll on our children right now. There are hundreds of schools, with thousands of students, who are eager to relieve this stress and bring out the full potential of every student by providing this Consciousness-Based education today.
Our Foundation was established to ensure that any child in America who wants to learn and practice the Transcendental Meditation program can do so. The TM program is the most thoroughly researched and widely practiced program in the world for developing the full creative potential of the brain and mind, improving health, reducing stress, and improving academic outcomes. We provide scholarships for students to learn the technique and to receive the complete follow-up program of instruction throughout their student years to ensure they receive the maximum benefits. We also provide scholarships for students who want to attend the growing number of highly successful schools, colleges, and universities founded on this Consciousness-Based approach to education.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many students who are “diving within” and experiencing Consciousness-Based education. These students are all unique individuals, very much themselves. They are amazing, self-sufficient, wide-awake, energetic, blissful, creative, powerfully intelligent and peaceful human beings. Meeting these students, for me, was the proof that Consciousness-Based education is a profoundly good thing for our schools and for our world.
Research and experience document the profound benefits to society as a whole when our children dive within. Individual peace is the unit of world peace. By offering Consciousness-Based education to the coming generation, we can promote a strong foundation for a healthy, harmonious, and peaceful world. For this, the Foundation also supports the establishment of Universities of World Peace that will train the coming generation in a new profession: that of professional peacemaker.
Thank you very much for your interest. And please remember that Consciousness-Based education is not a luxury. For our children who are growing up in a stressful, often frightening, crisis-ridden world, it is a necessity.
January 3, 2011
Well its arrived, a new year and new decade, conjured up memories of the millenium new year, struggling to get to the embankment to watch the fireworks with a two champagne bottle backpack and a few friends. I had just moved into my new apartment after its year long refurb and felt so full of joy and optimism . It was a great evening.
This year I feel equally full of optimism for the coming year, saying goodbye to 2010, fully embracing 2011 is very exciting. So many things to do, to experience, to see to enjoy. I have written a list and it gets longer everyday. This time I am going to print it out and put a line through each item as they are achieved…………….. I am also leaving a huge space for new thing to arise, unexpected things, new challenges, new opportunities, this is the part that for me makes my life so rewarding.
I have been spending time these last few days purchasing new paints, ordering canvases, sketching, list making and creating new images of my existing artwork and photography.