Happy Easter!

Posted on April 13, 2014 4:48 pm

Lovely cards made in the Wimbledon Books bookshop in Wimbledon Village.

BORO

Posted on April 12, 2014 7:55 pm

Visited this extraordinary exhibition yesterday at Somerset House, London.

Boro translated from the Japanese means 'rags' and is the collective name for items of clothing and bed covers made by the poor rural population of Japan up to about 100 years ago. The indigo scraps are pieced and stitched together with homespun bast fibre and patched and repatched forming these wonderful patterns and textures.

 

 

 

 

 

Two new books

Posted on April 10, 2014 2:23 pm

Here are my latest board books released this month by Barefoot Books publishers.

Sensing Spaces

Posted on April 1, 2014 9:55 am

A wonderful thought provoking exhibition on at the Royal Academy in London.

The angel is seen closeup near the ceiling part of the original building reached by wooden staircases. The straws form a tunnel between two rooms.

Trip to Norway

Posted on March 18, 2014 4:58 pm

Just back from 10 days in Norway visiting Bergen, crosscountry skiing near Gol and more. The wooden buildings are part of Bryggens and the painted glass is in the wonderful Hanseatic Museum.