Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Today Pat and I (with a great deal of help from Bill and Mr PWP) hung our exhibition 'Rural Scenes and Animals' in Bill's very beautiful antique clock shop, next door to the Chalk Gallery, Lewes. Over the next few weeks I will post individual paintings for you to see, but for today - a glimpse at what's on offer. I hope those of you in Sussex will visit. The full programme is at www.artwavefestival.org
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Barbara Lawrence has delivered some hot out of the kiln dotty pots. My favourites are the ram soap dish at £11 and big bird bowls at £17. Why not start the day with a dotty toast rack £30, elegant mugs £15 and egg domes £6.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
With an optional dress code of 'tribal', we spent Friday evening celebrating the Hardings 30th wedding anniversary, riverside in Haven Field, Court Lodge Farm. The tribal outfits were great fun, the fireworks impressive, plus we met Joe the Jevington Lurcher again and lots of friends.
Find out more about West Papua at www.freewestpapua.org and www.quickentrust.com
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Preparations are under way and excitement is building as artists and makers are busy creating inspirational and engaging pieces of art to exhibit as part of the annual Lewes District Open House Festival - Artwave 2009
Running from Saturday 29th August until Sunday 13th September, Artwave 2009 showcases creative works by local artists, offering visitors the chance to buy pieces direct from the artists and makers often from their own homes or studios.
This year, the Artwave Open Houses cover the breadth of Lewes District, including venues in Ditchling, Firle, and Chailey, as well as the larger towns of Seaford, Newhaven and Lewes. Often set in stunning surroundings, the Open Houses offer visitors a stimulating and creative experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Organised by Lewes District Council’s Tourism & Economic Development Team, Artwave 2009 has not only encouraged an increasing number of artists to take part, but has also introduced local residents and visitors to stimulating and new experiences, right on their doorstep.
Artwave co-ordinator Angie Osborne said,
“I am both excited and delighted with the build up to Artwave this year. We are extremely fortunate to have so many talented artists in and around this area and they all offer a wide range of art mediums. Artwave 2009 is set to inspire and to celebrate anyone already involved, or wanting to take part, in the visual arts”
If you’d like to get involved, it’s not too late. A competition is running called 'The Gods in the Landscape', in conjunction with the Sussex Bards, Druids & Ovates. Anyone can create a piece of visual art, based on the title theme, and an exhibition will be opened at the Crypt Gallery, Seaford in September. A winner will be chosen from the submissions and the artist awarded with £100.
The official brochures are being circulated at the beginning of August. Simply pop into Lewes or Seaford tourist information centre to pick up a copy, or telephone the Artwave office direct on 01273 484497, email email@example.com, or visit our website www.artwavefestival.org
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
The winner was Angie with:
“Bea is not impressed, she thought Finn was taking her to Wimbledon, how very dare he”
These ones also made me laugh:
“Go on break a leg, show off”
“Retract undercarriage now”
Bea “Finn. That much enthusiasm is so vulgar”
“With the exception of a small, eccentric group of fans from the Harlow area (quite possibly insane), Wimbledon's experiment in using lurchers instead of tennis balls was received with lukewarm enthusiasm.”
Monday, 3 August 2009
Yesterday we enjoyed a trip to the seaside at Hastings. We walked the hounds along the pebble beach, they experienced the seagulls and fishermen wide eyed, before a spot of book shopping. Then the hill to Anna Keiller's Open Studio. As always bursting with goodies, my favourite sculpted birds and the giant fortune cookie. Do have a look at Anna's website and blog link on the right.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Our warmest congratulations to 'the lovely Nina', who works with us at Arts Hut, on her wedding to Nathan. A celebration remembered fondly as a tonal variation of purple: including outfits, cake and table decorations. The venue was the beautiful Northease Manor School, Rodmell. The weather was excellent, for confirming German stereotypes, that in England it often rains.