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My visit to the Tate Modern on Friday 10th November, was the perfect start to my birthday weekend
The Exchange is a room in the new building at the Tate for interactive projects. I didn’t stop to make a lampshade but did watch a few people doing it. You can get a free cuppa in the Tate Exchange Room – worth knowing!
‘Interactive’ is my favourite form of art.
This exhibit strongly relies on LIGHT and reflection. You can lie on a stripey carpet and watch the huge shiny ball as it swings overhead….
Click on any photo to see it in more detail.
Lots of people were enjoying the bubbles this Mum was blowing as they walked up the carpet.
Whole families could swing together in the rest of the hall, it was fun.
This next picture is taken from a bridge that connects the two buildings.
broken by split layers
One-a-week Photo Challenge, prompt: LIGHT
To join in, leave a link in the Comments to your post – past or present.
and joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: BROKEN and OVER
Last Saturday, the 11th day of the 11th month was my birthday.
Happy Birthday to me!
Not sure where the idea to dress in the style of Frida Kahlo came from but …….I trawled my wardrobe for florals……
…… found the right candles from Divine Excesss
and set off for a Palooza (new word – thank you Laurie!) of a weekend!
…. I left on Friday and stayed with my sister who lives in London. On Saturday we met up with my daughter, A who, thanks to her sister-in-law looking after her 3 little ones, was able to meet us for the day. Hurray! My niece was able to meet us as well! …. at the Battersea Art Centre, a truly amazing building full of quirky features and faded grandeur.
This is the mosaic floor that greets you in the entrance hall.
I just loved the faded flaking paint in the atmospheric corridors.
Joining in with the Daily Post today.
the perfect place for a Kahlo themed party don’t you think!
I loved the way we all entered into the silliness of it and my daughter even sported a rather amazing monobrow!
I didn’t go quite that far!
The Arts Centre has a restaurant which even had chilled Prosecco at the Bar and a most delicious Mexican style chicken and cous cous for lunch.
The grand staircase was the perfect setting for more photos
There were African crafts for sale in the hall, all adding to a sense of being transported somewhere else
we had time to try a few things on
and then my niece spotted the perfect setting for a photo of me and my sister
One of my favourite photos of the day
Later A found the caption to go with it:
“If you are not embarassing your children you are obviously not having enough fun”
A huge thank you to my lovely family for joining me in Kahlo-land and brightening up a grey November day, spreading sunshine and smiles as we all walked through SW London after lunch in full regalia. Our headgear promoted the most wonderful conversations and there was a little bubble of magic surrounding the whole day.
I hope to be able to tell you more about it soon …. it is taking me ages to sort through all the photos and for most of this week I have been looking after a poorly Little Bro (5) who has the most horrible cough, cold and temperature.
Itching to tell you about my visit to the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the most spectacularly arty tea London has to offer ….. not forgetting my perfect date for the whole weekend … ….
Must go now and administer Cough Mixture.
My sister’s latest masterpiece – I just love how she captures the expression.
Joining in with Paint Party Friday
as sand is raked in circles
we gather to walk
trial run on paper
the reward is perfect
a Chartres labyrinth
Our Photo Challenge prompt this week is MYSTERY
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge Prompts are REWARD and TRIAL.
Once again I combine the two in a ‘PHAIKU’ Challenge (my own made-up word), Jen, Denis, Cathy, and when she can, Melissa (it was Melissa who started me doing this) also often/sometimes combine these two challenges in a fun challenge each week – it is not as tricky as it seems – come join us! Leave a link in the Comments below.
Join in the Photo Challenge by leaving a link in the comments here or at Nanacathy‘s, for me to include you in the weekly round-up, which usually appears on Sunday.
Joining in with Cee’s ‘Which Way’ Photo Challenge.
Mystery: Have you ever wondered how to draw a labyrinth? Have you ever wondered how Marc Treanor creates his magical sand designs? Have you ever wondered about the mystery of the power of labyrinths?
I learned to draw labyrinths many years ago but the sand designs remained a MYSTERY until 22.Sept this year when I was lucky enough to be able to join Marc on Mwnt Beach in Ceredigion, Wales for a supremely magical evening to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
Marc Posted this beautiful short video on You Tube and Facebook
I felt extremely blessed to have been able to be one of those long moving shadows making our way around the path to the centre and out again, whilst a flute and ukulele played and children sat around the fire in the middle.
You can see me carrying a magpie feather on the left, in this photo by Dimlo Sighs, which he has kindly given permission for me to include.
Profound, mysterious, magical, unforgettable.
top young florist, Kay
in the limelight at Chelsea
a well deserved award
As I was walking past the Grand Pavilion at Chelsea Flower Show, I heard cheering and clapping and dashed in to record the moment when Kay Willis of Christchurch in Dorset! Yes Dorset! was being presented with her award for Top Young Florist of the Year! Well done to her, an amazing floral display.
Below are some of the other entries
The brief was to create a Brazilian Carnival Headdress
The winning one. I love the colours, now can I recreate this in crochet…….
Click on the link to see further details of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: prompts TOP and LIGHT
and our 52 Week Photo Challenge: prompt HEADGEAR
Now I’m off to find some crochet flower patterns.
Four of us created the list for the Photo Challenge, you can join in anytime, the next prompt is
I do a round up of all the entries each week which I hope to get out by Sunday, so please leave a link in the comments on this post of on Cathy’s post to be sure I don’t miss your photos.
beaming through stained glass
sunlight dances on water
’til the moon rises
Back in February, I took Miss E on a ‘school trip’, mainly to see the exhibition of Sophie Ryder wire sculptures,
but the day held so much more….
in both a thoughtful and playful way
…..talking about how they might have been made and looking for the baby hare
She was fascinated by the quirky things she found in the sculptures
and started making a collection of photos of ‘unusual things’.
Totally unprompted by me, she responded to many of the sculptures by adopting the same poses and then interacting with them … I could see she was not only seeing the forms, she was feeling them in her body and becoming part of them.
She danced with the dancing hares…
and stood strong under the ‘clasped hands’. This structure was originally over the path but had to be moved as people were bumping into it whilst walking, heads down, texting on their mobile phones!
Inside the cathedral Miss E talked about the scale of the huge sculptures and marvelled at the scale of the cathedral, again wondering about how it had been constructed,
noticing the richness of its history and the patterns and shapes.
Taking time for personal REFLECTION
We had such an enriching day together, and only just made it back in time for Miss E to get to her gymnastics class.
Joining in with our Photo Challenge , prompt word REFLECTION
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: Prompt words SUN and MOON
beaming through stained glass, sunlight dances on water
sunlight dances on water, ’til the moon rises
or in 3,5,3
dancing on water
Which do you like best?
Next Week’s Photo Prompt: