Sunday, 15 August 2010
An Oxford Adventure
A blog post by Olga inspired us to catch the last day of exhibition at the Ashmolean of the 'Lost World of Old Europe' - a fascinating insight into a culture I knew little about with some wonderful artifacts
No photos allowed so a few rough sketches.
While we were there, a charming exhibition of Mughul paintings of elephants owned by Sir Howard Hodgkin led us to Modern Art Oxford where 'Time and Place' offered a fresh view of his work.
I was as inspired by these monotone blinds in the building as his vigorous paintwork - both pathways to simplification.
Festival of Quilts update: I'll be at the Festival of Quilts from Tuesday to Friday, doing an Elizabeth Barton Masterclass Tues and Wed and on Thursday I can be found at the Contemporary Quilt stand 1-2 and SAQA stand 4-5. My 'Breakthrough' quilt is on display with others from Contemporary Quilt on the walls of the cafe ( and the excellent book for sale at the CQ stand) . Finally , my second honesty quilt is the Art Quilt competition , no 276.