Well, yesterday was a lovely day out in London, starting with the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Very interesting, amongst my favourote pieces were those by Tracy Emin, Paula Rego, Joe Tilson and Gillian Ayres. There were 2 beautiful woodcut prints on Japanese paper by Nana Shiomi.
Which leads me on nicely to the Okinawa day at Spitalfields which was my next point of call. These southern islands of Japan have a dialect and type of food of their own- they performed Aisa dancing, Okinawan folk music and a display of karate. The atmoshere was wonderful, with food available and a tea ceremony to watch or take part in.
As I had a little bit of time left I headed to Libertys- fabric calling!
The flags of every nation are displayed down Regent Street in preparation for the Olympics.
Of course, I couldn't resist a few fabrics for my stash- these you will have to wait for in the next blog!!
At the moment I am making a baby quilt for a friend to send to New York for her step grandson-
watch this space!