22 June 2009

Holmfirth ArtWEEK

I will be exhibiting at the Holme Valley Warehouse in Honley
next week as part of Holmfirth ArtWEEK.

‘thoughtful art’

an eclectic mix of fairies & 3 dimensional art

Thursday, 2nd July - Saturday, 11th July 2009

Holme Valley Warehouse

11 Westgate
Honley HD9 6AA

You are welcome to come along!

19 June 2009

The vegetable high bed

We were building a raised bed for vegetables at the possible garden yesterday.

We built the wooden frame on Thursday evening and went back yesterday to fix some polythene to the inside. Then we started filling in twigs and sticks for the first layer.
Next layer will be cut grass/turf and then maybe some horse manure.
Then straw or hay and then a thick layer of leaves,
then compost and finally topsoil.

The frame is 240 cm long and 160 cm wide, which is a bit wider then recommended but I will still be able to reach across.

Can't wait to plant my seedlings outside! Meanwhile they sit here at the studio at the window cill.

16 June 2009

The new lens

John got a new lens for his camera today. It's a Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D AF and John seems to love it. I was allowed to have a go with it as well.

So he took pictures of my basil and I took a picture of him.

My basil.

My sweetheart.

The dead tree in the buttercup meadow

Seen in Yorkshire on Sunday, 14.06.2009

08 June 2009

Art Market Holmfirth

I have had a good day at the Art Market in Holmfirth yesterday.

Me on my stall...

just finished setting things up and waiting for the first people to arrive.

And my friend Rebecca, with one of my corsages in her hair, helping me at the stall. She's been great!

05 June 2009

Coutdown for the Art Market

Only two days left!

I found this gorgeous cube calender at the Open Market in Huddersfield.
But right now I am not counting days, I am counting hours. Still SO much to do for The Art Market on Sunday!

I finished this piece last night. Now that I've done all the figurative embroidery and print on cotton and silk, the pieces have to be framed and labeled and... I'd better stop blogging and get back to work!

02 June 2009

The Mysterious Tree and Buttercup Meadows

There is a huge tree in the Possible Garden and for weeks we did not know what it was. Now, finally, the leaves came out and we were able to identify it.

Apperantly it is a Robinia pseudoacacia also known as Locust Tree.

The German name is Silberregen, literary translated silver rain. In a few weeks time it shall be in blossom and we shall see why.

At the moment it's got very bright green young leaves that looked amazing against the clear blue Yorkshire skyes yesterday, so John took this picture.

It's been sunny and hot and we've done a short trip to the garden, only to find that we do not have to water the plants as the snails have already eaten most of them.

On the way back to the studio we passed meadows that were blazing yellow.

Buttercup meadows in West Yorkshire.

Dança em Foco

Hooray! The short dance film "Trapezius" of my sweetheart John was selected to be shown at dança em foco, the international dance film festival in Rio de Janeiro.

Congratulations to John! This is the third year one of his films has been in this festival.

I did a lot of work on this film as well so I feel a little proud myself. :)

01 June 2009

French window

Well, it is not exactly a french window, but it is a window in France.

photo copyright © Katrin Freitag

I just fell in love with these gorgeous tall old windows, the blue shutters and the beautiful curtains.

Provençale interieur

Desire to inspire, one of my favourite blogs, just wrote about provencale interior designer Nathalie Vingot Mei. Read the article here.

Look at Nathalies portfolio here.

It so much reminded me of our friends house in the south of France were we were staying.
Below are some photographs I took.