Rather a lame title, a cover for not really having much idea of what to blog about this evening. Workwise, I've almost completed the commission for Beverley - it's a view looking across St Ives Bay, with The Quay (Smeaton's Pier) on the left showing Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance. There's no photo yet. The support is a thin piece of wood from an old wardrobe, primed with 2 or 3 layers of gesso.
Right at the beginning of this blog, when I first posted in mid March 2009, I mentioned spending a day a week at St Ives Ceramics, selling studio pottery - and have included this link http://www.st-ives-ceramics.co.uk/ today for Julie's benefit (see her quirky and individual work here). I have bought in a small way, mainly pieces of domestic ware for myself and as gifts for family and friends, loving the combination of beauty and function. The photo shows soup/pasta bowls by Peter Swanson and a Kaori Tatebayashi plate.
Was interested to note recently a new publication listing Michelle Obama's 'pearls of wisdom'. Well, that got me thinking about what I've come up with over the years - nil! No, there is one, apologies for this, please don't laugh: "We most need a hug when we least want one." It is true. Have a great weekend everyone.