Thursday, September 20, 2012

oh there is art about

Yes siree, there is some good art around this town at the moment.
A few weeks ago I went to a show at NG Gallery by local artist Scott Flanagan and I thought it was wonderful.
Do You Remember Me Like I Do?

A tumbling waterfall and a meticulously woven wishing well made from VHS tape

Books filled by various artists from around the country with scratchings, drawings, paintings, greyhounds - artistic everythings.  

I am no art writer, so if you want to read more about this exhibition and other shows in Christchurch I highly recommend visiting the website EyeContact.

And here is a habitual flower photo, instagrammed to hide it's out-of-focusness.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

old adventures

To break up the flowery posts (I have another already lurking in 'drafts') I thought I would put up some photos from our trip to Japan that I hadn't quite got around to posting yet.

These were taken at Yamadera, which we had already visited a couple of times before in spring and autumn. But it is so stunning we had to take Linda and Kim there, and now you can see it in summer!

The old man was a toy/traditional craft maker and utterly charming. Gareth bought one of the darumas (next to the old telephone) and he is now sitting next to our tv, with his hairy pot belly beauty on display.

Coin tree.

Soba feast.

This post box is near the temple right at the top of the mountain among the monks' vegetable garden.
Lemme tell ya, it's picturesque.