er...hi...

I feel a bit embarrassed walking in here as if everything was normal and I'd only popped out for a few minutes when in fact it's been nearly two months since my last post!

To make up for it I thought I'd share a couple of things that have inspired me recently: first of all the work of Rex Ray, and in particular this inspiring video about his working practices and perspective on life. I'm not so keen on his more psychedelic creations, but I do love those early collages, and I'm planning a therapeutic session of cutting and sticking myself this Easter weekend.

Secondly, I can't remember where I came across it, but this book of Indian spiritual drawings, some from the seventeenth century, is amazing. This New York Times article describes the work as 'seventeenth-century modernism' and it certainly causes you to consider the work of people like Patrick Heron, Sandra Blow and Ben Nicholson in a new way. There is a breathtaking simplicity that draws you deeper in these wonderful artworks.

I've signed up for a five-week beginners' printing course which starts on Tuesday, and so I hope to have a few bits and pieces to share with you over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, have a very happy Easter. In our house we have mini-eggs, a new baby Emma Bridgewater chick mug, a tiny fluffy lamb, a lemon cake, a 'make-your-own-Easter-balloon-kit' and a roast dinner to look forward to, as well as all that resurrection and new life, of course.

13 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

The colours in the first image are so beautiful!
Enjoy your printing course and a have a wonderful Easter. :)
Vivienne x

alice c said...

Hi right back to you! The nice thing about friends is that you can pick up a conversation where you paused, however long you have been away.

Christine said...

Nice to see you back...

Hope you enjoy the printing course, I did one last autumn and really enjoyed it. It's great fun...

marge said...

Hooray - you're back! Print - how exciting - youngest daughter is about to finish textile design degree specialising in print - I am in awe of the whole process.

caireen said...

Happy Easter! xx Caireen

Sandra Robinson said...

His collages are wonderful, it makes me want to do some. Enjoy your print course, I would love to do a print course so would be interested to hear how you get on.

Frances said...

Sue, it's grand to see this post. I'm always interested to hear what you have been up to. I will now have to have a look at the artist who's interested you.

What sort of printmaking will you be studying?

Your Easter preparations sound like a perfect mix!

Happy Easter to you and your family. xo

Gilly said...

I followed your link to the Indian pictures - I particularly liked "Tantra Song".

Hope you enjoy the Printing Course!

Toffeeapple said...

Have a great time on the course, it sounds exciting.

Happy Easter.

Kitsch and Curious said...

Thank you for both those links - very inspiring, and they chime with what i'm doing myself just now. Have a Happy Easter, and enjoy your course!

Sue said...

Heloooo glad to see you back, enjoy your Easter, especially the roast!

JP said...

so glad you have come back - missed your take on life

kate fern said...

your posts are always worth the wait!!
best wishes