My plan to ‘escape’ from the studio more often is going well! A recent trip to Bath Costume Museum for a study visit was an absolute delight. Sat in the sunshine in the peaceful study room looking at corsets and crinolines! The highlight was the treat of spending time with the exquisite ‘Fashion Dolls Dress’ made in the 1760’s. A rare treasure, and I found it very moving to have the ‘private view’ that a study visit allows. Hooray for the museum offering this facility, it is a visit I shall always remember.
Close on the heels was a trip to London yesterday (with the added pleasure of company!) to see the Origin craft show at Spitalfields Market which was interesting, and although not a complete ‘wow’, certainly worth a visit. I loved the ‘Flock’ by Maxine Greer, and Dominique Toucheteau’s jewellery.
Then it was off to the British Museum (nearly did it by Boris bike, but opted for the bus!!) to see the ‘Treasures of Heaven’ exhibition. One of those exhibitions where as soon as you walk in you know that exquisite treasures have been sympathetically and beautifully displayed. It was so timely to see these pieces in the light of my current artwork, but also one of those special opportunities to see rarely seen treasures. Very moving and thought provoking.
All these visits have proved the obvious………creative folk need to make time to get out and see other work…….something we can all too easily fail to make time for!
Next escape…? I’ll keep you posted, but I think I had better get on with some hat making now!!