Saturday, 19 July 2014

Holiday Time

Sculpture by Rachel Ducker
What a lovely few days I have had.  A friend has been to stay and we went to Art in Action all day on Thursday.  The driving there and back was a pain as it took  over two hours each way and with the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim starting on Friday it promised to become even worse.  It was my first time at this event and I will certainly think about going in future years.  Very well organised and lots to see and inspire and you can have a go or watch demonstrations of lots of things.

We were meant to return on Thursday, however, after stopping off at Tewkesbury Abbey to see the Tom Denny stained glass, we decided that neither of us really fancied another 2 hour plus journey to get there.  Instead we took ourselves off to Nature in Art near Twigworth.  Ralph Steadman's wonderful 'Boids' exhibition was still on which was a real treat and gave us a good laugh. The shade under the trees in the garden was the ideal spot to shelter from the sun and enjoy our packed lunch.
Touching Souls by Mico Kaufman

On the way home we popped into Ledbury so that my friend could see the Shirt Collar Project in the Shell House Gallery ...
local textile artist Angie Hughes' piece
 ... and of course we had to have a cup of tea at Chez Pascale to finish off a grand day out.
A shady spot at Chez Pascale

Things have gone downhill since then as we have had two evenings and the best part of today with thunder storms.  I suppose that is what one expects in this country after lots of hot weather.

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