Thursday, 24 October 2013

Cold Comfort

It's that time of year when you give up on any notion of an Indian summer, the bare legs versus tights  thingee is over and you start looking forward to winter, well in my case getting ready for Halloween! But before we go into that....on a chilli ish night last Friday Philippe and I set out to Bradford to view Sue (Vickerman) and her poems. Below me and Phil with a cuppa

I had a huge piece of carrot cake before hand to put me on, as did Phil which is super spookee, and that's just the start. We were welcomed in to a array of wine, coffee and yes more cake, well buns if you must know, that Sue's mum had made and as Sue put it "she's gone a bit made with these" yes she'd made lots, all different as well.......WELL IMPRESSED!

The night went really well and both Sue and Suki did a spot of there own home grown but I have to say these girls diddn't half look alike! Suex below trying to get her boot back on

Well after more cake, chomp chomp all gone (it's phil and I don't forget) we had a little chat and it was time to go and so Suex floated off into the crowd saying something about a turkey baster......oh yes it was in a poem! we had a super evening, we love suex.

So the time has come round again for spooky things to be a happening, my new swimming cap with a chin strap came through the post yesterday, any ideas? Thought not, well, I start the build up today,or should I say building....of one's outfit. SO EXCITING

Below a spider called Fred, you know, just to put you on!

Thursday, 17 October 2013


There are few things more fabulous than a Doug Binder piece, so I popped on a super bright frock for the occasion and went down to Arteology to see his latest show. Doug was on form and charming the pants off everyone as Mr John and I listened in glee, below Doug to the right.

John above to the left......get those two gimmers (their words) together and there's always trouble!

This show is on for a few weeks yet so get yourself down there, his work is what you call an investment. The best (in my eyes) in the show above, just keep your eyes off she's mine.

Phil chatting to a model, in fact this is Sue, she sits for Doug and I found out after chatting myself to her that she's a poet and so I'll catch her this coming Friday....Below

Next I was off to judge the Pendle Open. A great show of mixed work but the trouble is they have to many good artists, making it very tricky to judge.

The dream team, below (judges) oneself, Richard and Kirsty

And to end my blog, did anybody see my cow?

My lovely cow that came from Fallriver in the USA is part of the "Thirty instrument loaned by ladies" exhibition in the Harris museum (first floor) if you get chance before weekend?      Chow

Friday, 4 October 2013


I just got to see this show at Liverpool Tate this week before the close this coming Sunday, Chagall, modern master focuses on the artist's time in Paris before the first world war and the years spent in his native Russia (1914-1922)

It was a very exciting day for me, Chagall was one of the first influential artists I came across when I decided to paint  so I couldn't wait to see his work for real.

Above will a favourite of mine that I have only seen in black and white before now and below checking out some close up texture!

'I love love. What else should I have depicted if not love and our destiny? Love helps me find the colour. One could even say that it finds the colour for me; I only have to apply it to the canvas. It is stronger than I am and it comes from the soul. That is how I see life.' Chagall

A fantastic day out although some paintings I hoped to see I didn't, but I saw some wonderful drawings I had not before.

Fed's map with no Fred, oh dear.

But the Tate looks good!