I am holding so much inspiration it is dizzying.
Finding Peter Doig’s work recently for the first time was incredibly affirming to me. I think he is an astonishingly fabulous painter, with a marvellous eye for colour, and I can see a little bit of Edvard Munch in his work.
I am drawn to the forum, and the landscape (or sometimes the lack of) as an extension of the emotional state. Doig handles this magnificently in a style that is depictive but not illustrative.
These paintings are skillful, and easy to live with without selling out.
I am enamoured, and thrilled by them, and so excited to be holding in my hands a catalogue from his recent retrospective at the Tate in London.
When I grow up, I want to be just like Peter Doig – only different of course. 🙂
My excellent friend Pinry, arrived with this book the other day.
I’ve always wanted to do this.
Those steps. Those tiles. The ornateness.
The reserve, and simple elegance.
And suggestions for living simply and easily.
It’s a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful book. And it has me just craving a revamp of my entire house. Oh dear…
I don’t know what it is about quilting that appeals to me. To be honest – all those regular blocks and neatness are not me. I like asymmetry. I am drawn to the Japanese aesthetic. See here. It kills me… This in particular.
I bought this book by accident (book club), and it arrived yesterday. It’s really nice, and for an impotent beginner it’s quite a nice read. The quilts are not Japanese in aesthetic. They are made by Australian ladies, and the book has a foreword by Kaffe Fasset who is the godfather of this kind of thing, and his eye for colour is so perfect. If he thinks they are OK, they must be doing something right.
Their designs are fresh and modern. Not fussy, and easy to follow. I’m not sure that I’ll make anything from their book, but some of their advice and instructions are warm and wonderful.
And their sense of colour is striking and quite lovely.
Phew. That’s all. I’m spinning out of control. 😉