August 24, 2011
I came across this amazing you tube footage this morning, what an incredible concept for an interactive installation. This really grabbed my attention, hope it does yours too. So simple but with really powerful marks that build up on the walls…….. Please watch and let me know what you think?
June 12, 2011
May 18, 2011
These designs are beautiful, innovative and have definitely broken free of the mould. Watch this video you too will be inspired
March 24, 2011
March 14, 2011
totally blown away by the incredible beauty of this video clip, The Third and The Seventh
The combination of camera, architecture and the elements combined make for truly majestic viewing
it is 10 minutes long, for me the best started at around 4 minutes,
WATCH FULL SCREEN
March 13, 2011
March 10, 2011
I saw this clip this morning and just knew I was meant to. It was a true gift. Colour lifts my soul, there is no doubt about it. Expressing with colour is so beneficial to the psyche. I find myself attracted to colour in my daily life more and more, bits and pieces I buy for my home lately are wild they make a wonderful contrast to the dark grey that forms the basis of my home. My own personal clothing in the main is colourless, but inside me pulsates with many shades of violet, orange, yellow, mauve, magenta, vermillion, a whole rainbow. Who wants their house painted? any takers?
February 10, 2011
Charming, don’t you think? Thanks Elsita fro shoring this with me.
June 11, 2010
How I love it when I walk to work, sometimes I am in a rush and drive down in my car, but when I make the effort to walk I always thoroughly enjoy it,
Today was especially nice, everywhere was fresh and green after the nights downpour, the birds were singing ( hear my video clip, i phone takes v clips portrait as default, why cant I turn it landscape? Oh well at least you can hear the birds singing)
Looking all around me, the greenness was overwhelmingly cheery, the elderflowers are just beginning to bloom, how I love that very distinctive flavour, it tastes green to me, that wonderfull, gooseberry sharpeness, elederflowr cordial so summery and a delightful drink with a handful of basil leaves, all chilled with ice cubes in a huge glass jug. Summer in a glass……..
The lime flowers too just beginning to unfurl and nesteled at the base of a fallen tree (leftover from the great storm of 1987) a small crop of wild alpine strawberries, some already beginning to form.
How wonderful it is to have this all around me, I am so fortunate to be able to walk amongst nature like this. I perhaps need to remind myself of this when I daydream of livng elswehere, why would I want to, the town is a stones throw away, the common just across the road, the flat large and spacious. Why do I think of moving? because I dont have a garden or or somewhere to sit out and have a coffee and read a book. Yes I can walk across to the common with a deckchair, but its not the same. I am decorating with the view of perhaps renting or selling later in the year, who knows If I will? Selling all my furniture, sorting through books and all my belongings so that I can feel freer, more streamline and start to find pieces that really mean something to me. Most of the items came from my business as in interior designer, things left over, etc etc. I want to create a space that lives and breathes me, simple, creative, functional, easy and comfortable, and above all a space where my creative outpourings can be displayed.
May 10, 2010
92 years, a good long life
When asked about her success, Ms Horne once said: “I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept.
“I was their daydream. I had the worst kind of acceptance because it was never for how great I was or what I contributed. It was because of the way I looked.”
April 27, 2010
Daphne Guinness for Com De Garcon – perfume Mnemosyne
February 16, 2010
I have been working this evening on humming bird energy for a forthcoming workshop I am preparing……….. my thought were on flight, about the lovely sound of a bird chirping, the colours and the charm they hold. Watching little birds hopping about, fluttering in puddles, there totally in the present, just happy and getting on with life. When opening my emails, I had one from the Barbican announcing this artist and the video clip on you tube. Low and behold these charming little birds having great fun………….
January 4, 2010
just amazing, love the ever evolving creative patterns, one step up from my static “patterns”
Mr Ford, double life? congenital control freak cutting loose, there’s a message here, a really positive one
December 22, 2009
Initially I couldn’t work out why I was drawn to this piece in the Independent. Guess the name Tom Ford, an extremely creative man, synonymous with great style and fashion, and the fact it was set in 1962……… Tom Ford, A teen actor, a fashion designer and now maybe an oscar for his film debut , The Single Man, originally a book by Christopher Isherwood. The stills are wonderfully stylish, set in the 60′s it has great attention to detail, even down to eye makeup but it had to be more than that.
This following words leapt of the page to me , Mr Ford is writing about himself, the creative psyche can be excruiatingly painful. ” Ford acknowledges that Falconer’s fastidiousness is his own, but below the surface, as I read it, the meticulous ritual of George’s life is also Ford’s acknowledgement of the supreme effort it has taken to keep order in his own life. He’s had his own battles with excess, occasionally waged in public, where the bad behaviour seems reasonably typical of the congenital control freak cutting loose. When order fails, that way lies madness, which Ford contemplates in the scenes when Falconer finally falls apart. “There’s a lot about me that people don’t know,” he has said. A Single Man hints at a double life”. Then researching interviews with Tom I came across the following, these say it all.
Hearing the word “isolation” and new then why I was drawn. Its not just another vehicle for him to excel but a vehicle to tell a very important story, one that in this time in history is extremely important for us all. In his words, a book written by the false self, from a great distance observing the true self. learning to live in the present and not the future”
We have lost the enjoyment in the small things of life, the golden sun glinting in the snow, the sunrise everyday, a walk by the sea, instead we make make huge complex plans for future times, living in the future, then one day looking back and realising “what happened, where did all that time go? Losing our connection to the planet, to each other has lead to generations of isolated people, this sounds like a film with a real spiritual message we can all learn from.