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Thank you thank you immeasurably Leonard Cohen, I hardly know where to begin, for the light and profound grace, the poetry and music ... the humour too... for the spaces and tones and nuances between the light and dark, their beauty, shapes, playfulness, seriousness, literariness, colour, sparks and excitingly warm possibilities...the spaces I love... and for helping me for almost 30 years and however many more...
You are so very present always
To more gentleness and poetry in the world.
Gentle this soul
'Ahh the crickets are singing
The Vesper bells ringing
The cat's curled asleep in his chair...
She said, "I'll be with you
My shawl wrapped around you
My hand on your head when you go"
And the night comes on
And it's very calm...'
Goodnight Leonard Cohen x
So happy that some of my feltings, prints and cards are in The Blue Bramble Gallery in St Ives.It's wonderful to see them amongst so many beautiful artworks by artists I've admired for quite a while and in such a unique gallery! I've taken some feltings out to show at Archie Browns in May and June but then hopefully will be making some more....
I've missed felting, with all the preparation, measuring for frames, painting frames, arranging prints and cards...I'll be happy when all is complete and I can get to work again :-)
From Cornwall to New Zealand, with love :-)
You will notice the different texture of the wool as you felt it – the brown is very soft and easy to felt, the grey wool has an elasticity and stretch in it that is completely different from the brown wool.’
Thank you so much Allyson and Cilla - and Fernando, Lola and Luna! What beautiful sheep and I can't wait to get felting :-) xxxxx
There's a moment in Part 1, 2 or 3 where he sees a squirrel in a tree through the window behind the interviewer. The memory of that moment stayed with me from when I first watched :-)
....The Sparrow has now SOLD :-)
So happy with the new cards from Monkeypuzzle Repro Arts in Porthtowan. Excellent quality recycled card with envelopes and cello-wrapped...Ginger and the Stonechat. Available via my website and MorvahSchoolhouse gallery. Also many other designs available at BlueBramble gallery, St Ives.
'The Cat and the Sea' - looking towards Godrevy Lighthouse
The Cat and the Sea
It is a matter of a black cat
On a bare cliff top in March
Whose eyes anticipate
The gorse petals;
The formal equation of
A domestic purr
With the cold interiors
Of the sea's mirror.
Even though I thought of this poem at the time, the felting was of a Summer scene (and featured my Silver cat) and so i made a note, that I need to return in March and try to capture the formal equation :-) ... featuring Archy, a beloved black cat ...
Blue Bramble Gallery
Folt Bolt Shop
Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
R S Thomas
Thank You :-)