I put together a bit of happy mail for a Swap-bot ‘send something to make me smile’ swap. Hopefully an envelope of goodies with a card will do the trick…
The shadow of holly on the bus shelter. Today the sun came out, I went into town, and again failed to buy any new boots.
The start of a new quilt! I’m planning to make the Star Light Star Dark quilt from Quilt Habit for someone’s big birthday. The bottom section will be orange, shading to red then purple.
In order to tidy things up, it is first required that I sort the mess into piles on the floor – Elinor tidying theory then says to leave them there to fall over until I get so fed up of it all I finish the job!
And now on to letter writing!
Cromford Mill, when autumn was just arriving.
Me: *buys Leonardo da Vinci exhibition book, postcards and toy*
Cashier: I’m guessing you liked the exhibition?
Yes, I very much enjoyed the exhibition 🙂 I saw the Leonardo exhibition in London a couple of years ago so I already knew how amazing his work is, and now there’s 10 Leonardo sketches from the Royal Collection on display at Nottingham castle. It’s a beautiful selection, mainly pages from his sketchbooks – trials for portraits, anatomical notes, and a page of cat studies, as well as a detailed map and diagrams for casting bronze. The 500 year old pages provide a fascinating snapshot of a genius, but it also humanises Leonardo to know that he too used both sides of the page and took 3 attempts to get something right. It’s interesting too because I tend to think of da Vinci as an artist, but the drawings show evidence of a keen anatomist and man who often worked as an engineer, and nearly wrote several studies on plants and the body. They would have been great to read, he was very nearly right about a lot of his studies but the evidence was all buried in drawings and mirror writing…
The exhibition is on until 9th October, more information here.
Shopping trip to Nottingham with a good friend. The remaining summer stock jeans are on sale 🙂
Theatre Royal Nottingham. Lovely building but I skipped the second half of the play – a twisted psychological drama that I found really disturbing.