This blue sky was not today’s; today was fog,mist and endless shades of grey, green and brown. Mud ,mud ,mud. So, is this why I’m stuck in a colour rut, avoiding the bright summery colours that I should be using to make my designs more cheerful and jolly ? I feel like the green and grey have soaked into my bones…
Well, at least I had a productive day ; attending a Businesslink course on “Exploring Self-Employment” and calling in to the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk. The course was fine but not really specific enough for what I needed to know.It was good to meet the other people though and to talk about our ideas. The main point seemed to be to make sure you never undersell yourself, have belief in the value of what you do and do lots of networking.
These beautiful etchings are by Norman Ackroyd CBE,RA. whose work will be exhibited at the Zillah Bell Gallery from February 6- march 21.The staff at the gallery were getting very excited as they unpacked the boxes! Oh I wish we still had all the old etching stuff, I’d love to have a go.
Anyway, I’ve decided this post is dedicated to the memory of John Martyn who died yesterday. I listened to “Solid Air” as I drove to work and still love it, 25 years after I first heard it. These etchings could be made of solid air I think.
So, I hope my electric blanket will have done its job now and it will be safe to go to bed. The wind seems to be battering the windows and the drive home from work was pretty icy…will I wake up to snow? Brrr.