|Posted by cmgaylard on August 25, 2016 at 6:20 PM|
Four days on a barge and it took at least four to lose the sensation of being afloat.
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
We took in the BP at the National Portrait - which was inspiring but small, then wondered into the National. A staff member was singing out 'Last day!' so we went into what initially looked like an over-exuberant collection of chocolate box covers. On looking closer there were fascinating conventions, subtle skills, quirks, miniaturism and a s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 3, 2016 at 8:55 AM|
Complex and powerful, and in her own words: 'When people read erotic symbols into my paintings they are really talking about their own affairs.'
|Posted by cmgaylard on August 3, 2016 at 8:40 AM|
First visit to Kew Gardens, a bit of a grey day but the Tropical Greenhouse and The Hive were looking good.
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM|
We are doing a lot of shifting between London and Suffolk this summer and last weekend I happened across this fabulous, Venitian millefiori demonstration set at the British Museum. I particularly appreciate the tiny eye sample on the lower left side.
The museum was crushingly full and suffo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 26, 2016 at 10:55 AM|
One of our walks (small, three-legged dog) and a sturdier, larger than usual Dandelion clock that I tried to preserve but just ended up seeding along the route.
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM|
We walked into the British Museum without a plan (my preferred method) and stumbled across an AMAZING Aztec exhibition - iconic pieces I have only seen in books - and artefacts like this one that I didn't know and feel I should. Heading back soon for more in the way of sketches.
|Posted by cmgaylard on July 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM|
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|Posted by cmgaylard on May 31, 2016 at 3:15 PM|
An ambitious, atmospheric exhibition at the British Museum, two of my favourites above. You are shown underwater footage alongside the salvaged treasures and given a clear idea of what the city was when above water.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM|
A song sheet and a stencil, I'm curious, was it for someone?
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 10, 2016 at 5:15 AM|
The stones and fossils get sorted out here before the holiday laundry does.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM|
A deeply satisfying shape, from Whitby with some rings I made yesterday.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 4, 2016 at 6:10 PM|
This does it for me, a miniaturised, working process that spring to life when you drop a penny in. Literally any penny, so that's value for money too. This delightful automata is the replica of an original by George Wood made in 1889 with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 4, 2016 at 5:55 AM|
After living overseas (and the kids growing up there) for a decade we still get a kick out of family holidays in the UK. Between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay and most of it still looking like posters from the golden age of travel.
|Posted by cmgaylard on April 12, 2015 at 10:10 AM|
The Blue Mosque, awe-inspiring beauty and calm, I'm beyond pleased to have been.
|Posted by cmgaylard on March 23, 2015 at 11:05 AM|
From our time in Thailand, have I said this before? Apparently broken China was used as ballast by trading ships, then up-cycled into splendid mosaic if it reached Thailand.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 5, 2015 at 3:50 PM|
We do manage to hit Camden Market on the good days. This time in quest of DMs and a bowler hat, neither for me.
|Posted by cmgaylard on February 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM|
This Piper/Reyntiens collabaration is quietly resplendent in Aldeburgh Parish Church. stunning colours and lyrical lines that don't do the other windows in the church many favours. The church looks out onto the sea and Britten and Pears rest in the graveyard. LOvely place.