Well it has been a busy time trying to pack my studio up into a container
As my husband said it is like the tardis but in reverse. But with a lot of careful stacking we have managed, and there is even room for the golf clubs ( one day we may start playing again )
During the "Big Clearout" we also had to clear the attic which gave me the chance to check my wedding dress. Wow that was a blast from the past and there is no way I'll get into it again. But it is in perfect condition so I will top up the mothballs and put back in storage.
I also managed a day catching up with my son in London. We went to see the Poppies in the Moat at the Tower of London
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
It is a fantastic public art installation with over 800,000 ceramic poppies. The poppies are available to buy ( see the link above ) and I'm looking forward to having one in my garden when the exhibition finishes.
From the Tower we wandered along the north bank and ended up on the strand where I was taken for lunch
And then onto Piccadilly to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy for the Arts.
I have to say that this years was ( in my opinion ) the best I have seen. There was something for everyone - nearly - as textiles are still absent. With Grayson Perry's tapestry's being included last year I had hoped for more. Although I suppose with most of the paintings being done on canvas you could argue that textiles have always been represented.
And finally back to textiles
I found these cushions during the packing. Rather than storing them away, they have found new home in my conservatory.