Thursday 24 November 2011

A much needed break...

After a very hectic few weeks (hence lack of posts again) we escaped to one of my favourite places The Yorkshire Sculpture Park today. It's a fantastic place to visit - there's always a good exhibition or two on, the cafe serves very yummy food, the shop is fantastic and full of inspiring things and then there's all that open space to wander around and let a two and half year old run free!
The sun was shining today and casting the best shadows of the artwork onto the walls. The Donna Wilson exhibition was vibrant and full of woollen creatures and shapes. I loved the framed woollen trees and flowers. Her colours and patterns are superb.
In contrast was the Jaume Plensa exhibition which was calming and filled the landscape and gallery space with illuminated sculptures and lots of lovely letters - so I was in my element! The best bit was the 50 metre curtain of poetry which comprised of steel letters hung on wire which acted as giant wind chimes.
A good day out but now on with the next phase of orders before Christmas. I've been adding Christmas cards to my shop and notonthehighstreet shop tonight. I've nearly done them all (shamefully late - but I have been very very busy). They'll all be on there by the end of Friday and I'll do a proper post about them over the weekend.

1 comment:

jen said...

Nice pictures from YSP Alison. I haven't visited the Donna Wilson exhibition yet but i am going soon! Love it there.