Happy Monday everyone. I hope this finds you all well. I’ve had a busy week and busier times to come.
Last week started with a lovely trip into town with Jane, a glass-maker friend of mine. When we meet up, we treat the occasion like a ‘bunking off school’ kind of day and take in as much art and culture (and good food) as our day allows !
We came across Matthew Darbyshire’s work in the City Art Gallery. He seems to strip away the symbolic power of the classical and everyday object through his combination of experimental processes and traditional methods. Eye catching !
I popped into Wall of Art on the top floor of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre on Oak Street in the Northern Quarter, to see how my artwork was selling before re-stocking for the Christmas rush (hopefully lol). The display looked great. Don’t forget if you want something Fishink-wise for Christmas then just pop in the shop or visit the website.
This weekend we’ve been looking after a dog-walking-friend’s-dog, Monty who is a very well behaved, but very active, black cocker spaniel.
The weather on Sunday had promised to be very warm and quite unusual for November, alas it didn’t happen and instead we were faced with misty, cool temperatures, which admittedly added another dimension to our walks. Monty and our dog Boo get along very well and are both renowned squirrel chasers. Whilst Boo leaps through the woods in bounds and gazelle like leaps, Monty quickly speeds through the undergrowth (gathering half of it with him in his coat) before stopping at a tree and barking frantically where the squirrel has previously leapt heavenwards up the tree. They make a fine team. It’s actually Boo’s birthday today, she’s just turned two !
I love these misty lane shots taken near to the Arley Hall Estate.
I’ve realised that in just a few more blogs I’ll will have reached my 1000th FISHINK POST ! Wow I didn’t feel that old at all lol
I have also realised that in the five happy years of compiling Fishink Blog, I’ve now reached a point in my life where other interests are strongly competing with the time I have available for writing the three posts a week.
If you don’t run a blog, you perhaps wouldn’t realise just how much time that might entail but believe me, it’s quite a lot and so sadly, for the time being I will have to scale the Fishink Blogs down to one a week in order to free more time for my art and other interests. I hope that you will continue to tune in and enjoy my posts as much as you’ve done in the past and also to support me as an artist with your comments and purchases of my work. All very much appreciated : )
So it’s onwards and upwards, or as Buzz would say… ” to infinity and Beyond !”
Happy week ahead everyone.