December disappeared in a haze of sleepless nights, obligations and not enough light to my retinas! Interspersed with that were the high points of mittens and stockings and open fires. We spent New Year in Norfolk in a landscape iced with daily sprinklings of snow and I've returned feeling whole and reconnected to myself.
Whilst away, we visited the new premises of St.Judes gallery, where I picked up one of these maps by Mark Hearld. The new gallery is smaller than their previous space in Aylsham but still lovely with a mid 20th century aesthetic that is modernist in that quiet, British, domestic sense. I wish I had seen their exhibition of the work of Peter Green. I like the strong sense of shape and abstraction from nature and would like to develop my tapestry in that direction.
My enthusiasm for British domestic modernism has been fuelled by being given a beautiful book on the Bloomsbury group. I'd love to visit Charleston, the home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. This joins the list of New Year plans and resolutions. Top of the list is to battle on trying to validate creativity and make time to be creative.