On Saturday we had a joyous day at Faversham's annual Hop Festival which involves the whole town. Everyone including babies, dogs, policemen, mayors and dignitaries ( who formally opened proceedings welcoming the Pearly Kings and Queens) wore hop crowns. We had lunch at 'The Yard' and nearly everyone was sporting them like it was everyday headwear - quite surreal. There were a variety of music on offer at 5 stages and other venues;(music hall, punk, folk and everything in between ); 20 or so different morris sides and dance troupes and a funfair and other activities for children. And of course lots of food and drink !
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
choir practice since June - a lot of catching up to do as we have our concert in 5 weeks time! It was dark when I returned home( sign of the changing seasons), lovely shadows of the plant borders on the path thanks to the security lights.
I've not had much studio time this week but I've got into making 6 x 4inch sized postcard compositions mainly from offcuts left from trimming down quilts plus other scraps . The backs are bondawebbed colour catchers so they're firm enough they could in theory be sent through the post. I share photos on Facebook group 'Sketchbooks and Experiments for Textiles' and its' lovely to receive comments and see what other people are up to
Yesterday I met up with Margaret C. in Canterbury ( she'd come for the day to see her artists book in the Prescriptions exhibition at the Beaney museum. ) We started out with coffee and lunch at the wonderfully old fashioned café of C&H ( 3 floors of fabrics and haberdashery), comparing our scrap creations : my postcards and her vessels destined to be cast in ceramics.