Thursday, 21 February 2013

Home Front

For an elegant indoor experience, try my new Pop-Up studio, double glazed windows super comfy spot in line with the heater and best of all entirely out of the woods with the damp situation, the perfect platform to get swept up in my new work. So yes I have moved in and I'm happy, although it is quite a size smaller and I'm having to shout a lot at the studio technician to get back in his bed as Montee doesn't get all this moving around.

And my new work is coming on just fine, getting a bit obsessed with Sylvia, in fact my studio wall looks like I'm planning a kidnap!

I came across Syliva last week on the internet and found myself in quite a spooky place after hearing the recite, to hear her voice for the first time, especially as I've been looking into her and her life so much was quite the experience. So my fourth painting I've decided I will listen to the audio whilst working on the poem "Daddy", spooky results I hope!


I'm still on with the book!

Monday, 4 February 2013


All aboard for an evening at the Royal Opera House for dinner and a show on the last night of The Minotaur. We were so excited and couldn't wait to get there even though the weather was horrendous as we left the club in Chelsea so one had to do what one could to protect ones updoo!

The Minotaur was a bull-headed monster born to Queen Pasiphae of Krete after she had coupled with a bull.....well what more can I say? We were taken on a magical trip through the twisted maze of the labyrinth, experiencing seductive black vulchers consuming hearts, the delivery of sacrificial youths to the slaughter for a cannibalistic hunger and translucent screens and scenes depicting the Minotaurs dreams. As soon as the curtain went up we were hooked and facinated with the wonderful shananigons  we'd been given to explore. It was all sooo fantastic that when the curtain went down we immediately wanted MOOORE!

Sir John as the Minotaur below

The amazing Opera House, Betty and Bert Ervin, Megan Piper and  John B (sitting back so you can't see)

We had back stage passes as if all the excitement of the show wasn't enough and then  dinner with Sir John in a booked party room across the road. What super fun and there's no beating a night like that.

Back to some business in the city the day after (you've got to work as well as play) then home again on Wednesday to prepare for the changing of studios yet again (smaller for now due to the damp) but not before a Mill lot get to gether Friday night out at the Beer Festival.

Fehew! What a week, I even fit some painting in too.