Saturday, 30 June 2007
Naming my girls was a trial I wanted something girly but having taught so many students most names had been ruined by their personalities. I thought Daisy was unique but so did most mothers in the south east of England at a Birthday party she was one of 3 Daisy's. I was convinced Kitty was a boy so we chose Kit, so when out popped a girl we went for Kitty she has hated it for 11 years and kept threatening to switch to Isabel her middle name but since moving to secondary school she has decided she loves it. with Hello Kitty, pressies are always easy.
Leyla was very nearly Fatma but I worked very hard to steer him away from that, the English pronunciation of Fatma is not a nice sound. I had toyed with Saphire so I would have animal, vegetable, mineral! but it was not a Muslim name so never made the running. Sadly I will have no more children, 3 is hard enough work so its onto the pets......
Friday, 29 June 2007
Thursday, 28 June 2007
I love it when people are rude maybe because am so often myself
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6042276 is where I found the plates
so much to say so little time
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Monday, 25 June 2007
I then spent most of Sunday tired after watching Leyla perform in her end of year revue at Turkish school she was lovely and sang some lovely Turkish folk songs but the fun day was a washout. I have spent today catching up with reading blogs and cutting and pasting ideas from flickr as you can see there is some serious talent laying undiscovered out there.
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
The work above is by Jennifer Durrant painted and collaged in Italy she works in a studio in the Umbrian mountains, I love her work and so does my sister, I did try to copy a piece for her for Christmas but by the time I had finished tweaking it it looked nothing like what I had intended, my inner self will out.
Her recent work is very beautiful but she is difficult to research as very little is recorded on the web.
Today is a sad day for me I must write up my student assessments so no work for me other than the tap tap tap..of my keyboard
Monday, 18 June 2007
Sunday, 17 June 2007
Friday, 15 June 2007
Thursday, 14 June 2007
Its me. I have finally started to sort out my flickr page most of my collages are on, though iIsuspect they would be clearer images scanned but that can wait what is hard to see is a sense of scale as it does vary. to follow next week will be my paintings have a look..
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
I was introduced to Paddy Hamilton by the Dearada blog I had a sense of deja vu as I have been working on a similar project. I am obsessed with horizons and perpendiculars and yet the origins of our work appear so different Hamilton has his bleak but beautiful landscapes in Dungeness I focus on architectural fragments yet the outcome seems so similar, bizarre.
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
One of the best parts about being a mother are the children’s books because some of the illustrations are amazing Daisy’s favourite stories were quite traditional including Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy the park Keeper. Kitty also loved any book illustrated by Nick Butterworth as well as Kipper the dog stories, but my favourites are the work of Eric Carle such beautiful inventive collages and Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child check out the web site for some fun http://www.charlieandlola.com/