Thursday, October 11, 2007

Domestic Art

Dear Gaia,

Just wondering if you are OK? The colours in the garden and the light are really lovely but it reminds me more of summer. Is October the new summer? Just asking as I could set my clock by the seasons as a child and now I am wondering trying to remember October. I remember rain, umbrellas and the wind heralding winter time to come. Not that I am complaining, you are creating a lovely landscape, in which the wasps get a bit drunker than usual on ripe fruit and where from time to time we can turn and feel the warmth of the sun on our back. So I went out and harvested some borlotti beans and quinces, walking over the wet grass with my feet, feeling the squidgy grass and creating a still life picture of Domestic Art as inspired by Jane Brocket of yarnstorm. Jane has just published her book The Gentle Art of Domesticity which has received a mix of receptions in the UK. I for one, love what she is writing about, not at all against the feministic movement but showing us that creativity can happen at home using the garden, the kitchen, capturing the colour that surrounds us. So thank you Jane for bringing art and still life back to the fore.

1 comment:

Willow said...

I'm looking forward to having Jane's book available in the US soon.