Well thank you all for your response to my last post. It does seem that many of us think alike and that we still like blogging and reading blogs, it's just that there isn't always time to leave a comment and sometimes there isn't anything we particularly want to say. And I have to put my hand up and say I am frequently guilty of reading and not leaving comments. But at the end of the day, much as our blogs might be for keeping a personal record etc it is a public platform and it is good to know there are people out there reading... so keep talking to me because I like to read what you have to say!
Having said that... apparently this week Time Magazine declared "For years now pundits have declared that blogging is dead, rendered irrelevant by alternate means of personal publishing such as Facebook and Twitter". Well I say Pah! I like blogging and I like to buck the trend so I'm here to stay!
So what I have I been up to while I'm not working.... As well as catching up with stuff about the house and catching up with friends, today I took Jacob into London to see the Bowie exhibition at the V & A before it closes at the weekend. He hadn't seen it before and it was my third visit but I loved it just as much as my previous visits.
I then hopped onto the tube to the other side of London to see the Zandra Rhodes exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles museum. Marian had mentioned it on her blog and it sounded worth a visit. I think it is well worth visiting if you are in town and combining it with something else. There was some stunning bead embroidery and some really innovative printed textiles taken from sketchbook images but what I loved seeing best were the sketchbook pages and watching the film where Zandra Rhodes spoke about drawing. When she is travelling away from her usual working environment she tries to draw something everyday, whether it seems inspirational or not. And the drawings don't necessarily relate to finished designs but lead in a "diagonal way" to her work. So true! (Students of mine... are you reading this?)
I have long been a fan of her work and the exhibition reminded me of some earring I made years ago inspired by Zandra Rhodes beaded safety pins. I was surprised I could still find them... and I'm tempted to wear them again. I think I've got a red pair somewhere too.
I've also been creating monsters this week... but you'll have to wait until Friday to hear more from Frankenstein Ferrari...
Because I'm off to the Festival of Quilts tomorrow. It's all go, this not working lark!