Just installed a framed tile series in Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, for their xmas exhibition. They were made in Hong Kong, carried in my hand luggage from Beijing and framed in Glasgow, then finally transported by train to Stirling – what a journey!
the third litter of kittens to be born and raised in our garden are proving very distracting, every time I leave the front door they present a photo-op
I did make it to Beijing design week and saw some interesting projects, this was a good one, popular with the locals in the Bai ta si area, near a temple under renovation.
locals here also a little tired of design fans wandering up to their houses, definitely a more residential atmosphere than dashilar where Ubi gallery has my work on display
Finally a beautiful Beijing sunset over a pigeon loft
and a tortoise out for a walk…
Until next year goodbye to the gorgeous peonies in my garden, sorry bees I’ve picked them all!
The albertines [hardy, scented, climbing roses] are still there so the bees aren’t totally deprived of resources. This has been my first summer in Glasgow for three years and it reminds me how much I enjoy gardening, off to Beijing on Wednesday so the weeding will have to wait…
not necessarily what might be expected of Beijing but it’s quite magical here now – the sun is shining, the air is clear, the trees have exploded with colour and the sky is filled with a gently floating snowfall of cotton wool
I can hear the bees buzzing through the double glazing kite flying in the carpark knitted creation in the Hutongs children honing their marketting skills according to Robert Macfarlane, the 2008 Oxford Junior Dictionary excluded this list of words “catkin, brook, minnow, acorn, buttercup, heron, almond, ash, beetroot…gooseberry, raven, blackberry, tulip and conker”