Friday, May 8, 2015

Hello May!

Better late than never, here is the 2nd painting I did for the Don Whyte 'Offcuts"show - which I blogged about last time.

So April flew past and May is going the same way. I'm working towards a group show that opens on the 5th June, I'll keep the finished work under wraps for now, but here are some of my drawings working out ideas.

As always I've been finding it hard to knuckle down and get things finished, so I'm hoping a few things will come together at the last minute!!

The dry season is here with beautiful cool nights - I planted some tomato seedlings about a month ago and they're on the verge of flowering...

My oldest son is in year 12 at school, I feel him flexing his wings, about to launch into adulthood, imagining possibilities beyond 'boring Darwin'. (Wherever you grew up seems boring I suppose!) During poetry month I got a Sharon Olds poem "High School Senior" in my inbox, which expresses beautifully some of what I'm feeling.

I've been reading, reading, reading. Favorite reads of the year so far are -
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell - (just finished last night and loved it)
Also recommended -
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I'd love to hear what you've been reading.

This Sunday I'll be at the waterfront craft fair, do drop by and say hello.


  1. Hi Kate
    I like your new sketches and piece for Don Whyte, look forward to seeing the group work - good luck with that.

    I have been reading the Happiness Project after seeing it on your list. I like the way she writes, it is easy to understand and I like the insights she has into her own behaviours, very funny.

    We went to see the work of Leonora Carrington at Tate Liverpool and bought a book called 'How to show your work', a good read. TTFN

    1. Hi Joanne, I'm glad you're enjoying the happiness project, I could never stick to a plan like she does, but I think she did inspire me to "try something new" and go along to choir a few years ago!

      Lucky you going to the Tate :) I had to google Leonora Carrington, looks like interesting work.
      bye for now