out for a walk


Here I am resting at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park after what seemed like a very steep climb but which was in fact a pathetically gentle incline... 

...unfortunately I fear my girth is not too far away from looking like this grey-green lady's, elegantly reclined though she is, which added to the puffing and panting as I laboured up the hill.

It's lovely at the YSP, and I'm so glad I went. A great combo of art, fresh air, sunshine, autumn colours, walking, coffee and cake. Not to mention the lovely scenery of the Pennine hills on the drive over.

I didn't quite manage to banish all my worries from my mind, but I certainly did a better job than if I'd stayed at home moping.

That's all for today, but I thought I'd try to report for duty a bit more often on here... I did a bit of painting on canvas last week before the old anxieties took over and spoilt the fun... hopefully I'll have something to show soon.

14 comments:

Blueberry Park said...

I love YSP! one of my favourite places! Glad you enjoyed it ;-)

Carol said...

I'm going next week! Great place.
Hope your visit helps you to get back your creativity.
Carol xx

Gilly said...

You don't look a bit like her!! I always thought Henry Moore had a skewed idea of the human form!! ;)

I'd like to go there, but it sounds a bit too much walking for me!

dreaminginstitches said...

Remember to be kind to yourself - you don't need to produce a masterpiece every time - just keep the creative channels open, little and often. Getting out is a great way to stimulate those creative juices!

Sue said...

Thank you for your kind comments :-) Yes, getting out and seeing somewhere different, and especially art, is always good.

Toffeeapple said...

I've always wondered about Moore and the human form, not quite my cup of tea.

I hope you manage to rid yourself of those anxieties, it's not nice is it?

rossichka said...

Thank you for the virtual walk in this lovely park of Yorkshire! Yes, you did the right thing - better outside than staying inside in the company of the anxieties! You felt at least refreshed!
(Hmmm, so easy to say this, but it's very difficult, almost impossible for my husband to take me out of home, especially when I'm not in a mood!)

Frances said...

We are lucky to have sculpture on display in various (sometimes rather surprising) outdoor locations around New York. These are changing exhibits, generally featuring an individual artist. Sometimes I immediately recognize the artist, sometimes, the work is totally unfamiliar to me. I always enjoy these opportunities to see art out of doors, in varying light. It's such a different experience from inside a gallery.

Know what you mean about feeling the results of a longish steady climb. There is one subway station near Fifth Avenue and 42nd St that has an exit that tortures my legs and breathing every time. I think its gradual incline is what does me in. xo

marge said...

So good to see you back and view things through your artistic eye. I would love to be able to draw and paint but, believe me, I can't, so it is always a pleasure to see your work which I love.

acornmoon said...

You have reminded me of a place on my to visit one day wish list. I have heard such good reports about it. I can identify with your hill climbing experience but don't you feel good when you get to the top!

JP said...

glad you had a good day - so hope to meet up this year if you are doing your usual christmas fair

Monica said...

i had a similar walk today.not all was banished, but it was soul-food.

glad you managed some art too.

Diane said...

As long as your boobs don't look like hers! I love the sculpture park. Its only about 15 mins away from me and I often go on my own as it feels very safe and very inspiring. I hope that whatever is perturbing you soon sorts itself out. Too much worry is ageing! Perhaps I could look at the chapter on "Relaxing and vanquishing worry" for top tips for you. Your comment on mine today had me howling! xxx

coldfeetstudio said...

i had the fortune to meet henry moore back when i was in art school in the early '80s. great stuff. and, annoying though it might be, i think he's done a pretty good representation of my girth also, although i'm not quite as tall ...