Sunday, 10 July 2011

Two tours

Yesterday we had the preview of our Exhibition at Astley Hall Coach House Gallery, Chorley.
A beautiful space. We each introduced our work with a few words and had a fun time with our invited guests.  Here's my corner.
 In this picture from Left to right, Jenni Ripley (3pieces) Elizabeth Rayton (5) then two and a half of Mary Holden's
 Mary's full works here,
 Brenda Smales' work then around the corner to 
 Gill Yates' print based works,
 Here's the showcase..in bad need of a re-organise which I'll do some time soon.

 On to the retrospective section..more of Elizabeth's,
 Yvonne Downing,
 my work to the left and Gill's work to the right.
 Margaret Kay's 'Pool at Le Jardin Majorelle'. 
I've missed a few but I'll get them on another day.
 Here's a long view of the whole space. 
Me again 
 and I hope you'll forgive this one. Its all part of trying to be less self conscious..and makes me realise I haven't lost as much weight as I thought!
It also looks stiff because my husband takes so long to take a picture I'd got a bit tired of smiling.
Now a tour of last weekend when we should have been in Paris. We couldn't go, but look at these pictures. 
I know where I'd rather be? 

Lunch at Chesters by the River at Skelwith Bridge.
 then we drove to Elterwater village and walked back towards Skelwith Bridge along the river.
Just enjoy, especially the Herdys under the trees.






Update: Just watched' Countryfile' on BBC and there was an item on Herdwick sheep. Farmers lose 70p per sheep on the fleece. It costs more to shear them than they can sell them for, so they may be a sight which will disappear.
Beatrix Potter was a great champion of the Herdwick.
 The doors to the workshop at the Lakeland slate company.


 Then home via the Windermere ferry
 past Belle Isle.
Better than Paris.

30 comments:

Heather said...

Your exhibition is bound to be a success - I would love to see it for myself. Such a beautiful gallery and so many wonderful exhibits - those who do get there are in for a treat. Your weekend pics are gorgeous - far more peaceful than Paris, beautiful, easier to get to and get home from!! By the way, inspite of looking rather serious, that is a very nice photo of you.

Heather Woollove said...

Wonderful exhibit, Jackie!
...and the photo of you is great (love that vest!)
XXO-

Julie said...

Your exhibition looks fabulous, what a great exhibiting space and so light! Well done for your photograph. My DH takes ages to take a pic too and it's hard to keep the smile in place :-) Your stay at home weekend looks perfect.

Rosie said...

MUCH better than Paris - we lived up there for 18 years so I know how lovely it is. Herdwicks are my favourite too - love those sturdy legs! The exhibition looks beautiful and so do you.

karen said...

much, much better that Paris! The3 exhibition looks great, wonderful space...

Sarah Anderson said...

I'd be choosing the lakes over Paris too!!! And the exhibition looks fabulous...will definitely be aiming to get up there

Angela said...

The exhibition looks wonderful.. And I totally agree with you the Lakes beat Paris every time in my book!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

How I wish I could go see this exhibit!

Lyn said...

It looks great Jackie, I hope it will be a great success for you all.
xxx

Maggi said...

Thanks for the trip around the exhibition Jackie. I did look how far it was but decided that it was just a bit too much for a day out. I'm sure that everyone who visits will be delighted.
Definitely a better place for a weekend than Paris, especially at the time of the year, but such a shame about the Herdwicks.
Your photo is just fine, even without your lovely smile. I run a mile if anyone tries to set me up in a posed shot.

Sharon said...

Everything looks lovely, and so do you. :)

deemallon said...

lovely gallery and lovely landscapes! It is nice to see a face to go with the artwork and the voice on the blog!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Lovely exhibit....wonderful to see you. =-)
Delightful vacation.....green lush peaceful and memorable.

Sheep Rustler said...

Good luck with the exhibition, it all looks great :)

Iz said...

What a fabulous exhibition venue - I hope it all goes well! Bravo for posting a photo on the interweb, you'll never see a pic of me on here!

Menopausalmusing said...

All looking wonderful at the exhibition. I saw the article about the sheep on Countryfile and thought they looked amazing, but what a shame re the shearing costs!

Rachel said...

It's a lovely part of the world, and I do hope the exhibition is a success for you all!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Thanks for the exhibition tour--just really great work all the way around. Congratulations! As it's over 100 F. today and I'm nearly hugging the AC, you allowed me to get "out". By the way, you look great. My mom was somewhat anorexic and ended up with osteoporosis, and one day I just quit thinking about weight--big waste of time that makes us feel bad. The important thing is to eat correctly and feel good, right? Anyway, I'm going to now pick up my needle for some appliqué and hope that I won't work up a sweat.
best, nadia

Beacee said...

The exhibition looks great! I do hope we can get to it. It is worrying about the Herdwicks but unless we're prepared to buy British wool products there just won't be a demand - though I think they are bred primarily for meat. I bought some herdwick washed fleece last month to try with a drop spindle - hairy string would be the kindest description of the result (not sure whether it will felt). That said, the carpets I've seen made from it are fantastic and it's also being marketed as green loft insulation and soil conditioner.

lynda Howells said...

Your exhibition is beautiful...love your picture...next time you can smile but even so you look greatxx

Annie and Lyn said...

I would never swap Paris for those beautiful scenes - what a lovely holiday!
The exhibition hall looked fabulous. You should be chuffed with yourself.

JP said...

well done the exhibition looks great - it is a nice photo of you

JP said...

well done the exhibition looks great - it is a nice photo of you

clasheen said...

Great post Jackie, good luck with the exhibition! X Nicola

Rachel on madeleines sofa said...

Jackie, thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I feel priveledged as you are such a talented artist - your work is amazing!! xx

underatopazsky said...

The exhibition looks wonderful as do the Lakes. More peaceful than Paris?

the red-den studio said...

Jackie, i wish i could get to see the exhibition, it looks wonderful! You do look lovely, even without smiles, my mr O does the same thing.

Linda said...

I really wish I could have seen your exhibition Jackie..... a case of so near and yet so far (well, wrong days!)But it was lovely to meet up with you finally and see some of your beautiful work in close-up. A treasured day :-)
Linda xx

A time to dance said...

I think you look lovely....and I love the way that you have arranged your work...I am a glutton for concentric circles ...sorry I havent been in touch ...I will explain later...everything is ok now...I think of you often and model your work daily...love H

neki desu said...

wonderful exhibit.
on another note
perhaps if you knew the sheepherder you could suggest a similar initiative. see this post http://soozs.blogspot.com/2011/07/worthy.html



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