|Posted by cmgaylard on November 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM|
Came and went in an orgy of pumpkin carving and uncanny-valley face-painting. I have had this on my file for Valentines Day but always forget to post it. It is less noir than the infants we launched into the town. The Lovers of Valdaro.
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 25, 2014 at 4:25 PM|
A unique, controlled (one of each) pillaging of wild autumn haws, hips, grasses and flowers on a regular walk.. We saw four dear and remarkable people die in the past year, one very recently so I elected to seize a brief but tangible reminder that the world still flowers and is beautiful.
|Posted by cmgaylard on September 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM|
I found the following Emily Dickinson poem myself, many years ago, and gradually hunted out (without money for books or the wonderful/terrible internet), her considerable canon of poetry. There is a special sense of ownership that comes with personal discovery.
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|Posted by cmgaylard on July 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM|
Art by Lizzie Gaylard, I will declare an interest, we are related, Magpie and Me, Market Hill, Framlingham.
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 7, 2014 at 5:25 PM|
I have always been fascinated by what goes on under the surface: substructure, intrigue, undercurrents, architectural underpinnings, skeletons and subtexts. So when I find an object like this partial rabbit skull, it feels like a treasure and a key Also because nature round here usually so efficiently disposes of such items. It is beautiful to me.Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 30, 2014 at 5:50 AM|
Three books for my birthday today, gifts that keep giving.
At Easter we visited The Ashmolean in Oxford and found an exhibition of Kenneth Coates art. He is a bit of a Renaissance Man on a fine scale, Jewellery, precious stones and metals, fine drawing, sculpture and the inspiration behind each piece gathered into one complete object. Top ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on May 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM|
There is a great little second-hand book shop in Helmsley near Rievaulx Abbey. I beat my daughters to this beautiful little 1945 Penguin hardback edition. I have always been drawn to miniatures and fine detail, I didnt realise that the word for this work: 'limning' derived from 'Illuminating' as in the illumination of manuscripts.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM|
Valentino's Spring 2014, I'd almost sell my soul to be twenty again and have the chance to wear a thing like that.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM|
From a local fund-raiser, those colours.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM|
One of my daughters wanted to go to school on World Book Day as Death from Terry Pratchett's 'Reaper Man'. My other daughter not only made her an amazing skull mask, but on request, a pocket sized Death of Rats. If I do nothing else useful I will have helped to bring this glorious thing into the world..
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM|
Creatures from El fill me with delight, each character deserves its own story or mythology and Ellen is an artist whose studio I would dearly like to visit.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM|
A slightly tardy shout-out to my remarkable mother Kate Brown. Had seven children and a husband with a heart condition, yet was and continues to be an ever-abundant source of inspiration and creativity. To which it would be hard to do justce
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 1, 2014 at 9:35 AM|
Words fail me a bit when I look at Maskull Lassere's work, best just go to his website and gaze in awe instead. www.maskulllasserre.com
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM|
A splendid, unsolicited gift of a drawing and a bone (we exchange these things) from sharp-eyed and skilled young nephew Owen.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 3, 2014 at 8:20 AM|
Love this, 'Tattoo and Taboo' Korean artist Kim Joon. I particularly like the fractured components and the pattern extending inside.
|Posted by cmgaylard on January 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM|
So my sister sent me this and called it 'Glasspunk'..... we grew up a bit.
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM|
I wanted to get a photo of the stack of shells on our garden table as the colours suddenly jumped due to a shower of rain. My scrapbook fell open in a perfect place.
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM|
Terry Pratchett's 'Reaper Man' is a current family favourite. When Death rides out he does so on a pale horse called Binky. We managed to assemble a Binky in about an hour from a sock, a mop and a couple of glass buttons for his eyes. I'm going to miss what once seemed like a constant opression of fancy dress assemblage now the children are getting older. On the other hand they manage to carve the pumpk...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on November 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM|
Massive toadstools this year, washed out colours and an obliging moth on the window.