Dinosaurs, David, Darwin and my Darling Daughter....
Went to London yesterday on the train to meet up with Sophie for a touristy day ...didn't waste any opportunity to do a bit of stitchin though ..... These are in no particular order ....a view in one of the Towers ....in the Tower of London ...... Sophie sings in the Tower choir so I got a special pass to have a look around ...this is the church she sings in ...Anne Boleyn is buried here ...it's a beautiful church which has a calm and bright feel about it..despite it's gruesome history.... The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula ("St. Peter in chains") is the parish church of the Tower of London. It is situated within the Tower's Inner Ward and dates from 1520. It is a Royal Peculiar. The name refers to St. Peter's imprisonment under Herod Agrippa in Jerusalem. The Chapel is probably best known as the burial place of some of the most famous prisoners executed at the Tower.....The existing building was rebuilt for Henry VIII by Sir Richard Cholmondeley in 1519–20, but a chapel stood in its position since before the Norman conquest. At the west end is a short tower, surmounted by a lantern bell-cote, and inside the church is a nave and shorter north aisle, lit by windows with cusped lights but no tracery, a typical Tudor design....The Chapel is perhaps best known as the burial place of some of the most famous Tower prisoners, including three queens: Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, the second and fifth wives of Henry VIII, respectively, and Lady Jane Grey, who reigned for nine days in 1553. George Boleyn, brother of Anne, was also buried here after his execution in 1536. Thomas More and John Fisher, who incurred the wrath of Henry VIII, were subsequently executed, and later canonised as martyrs by the Roman Catholic Church, are also buried here; Philip Howard, a third saint who suffered under the Tudors, was also buried here for a time before his body was relocated to Arundel (from Wiki)
Tyrannosaurus Skull ..Natural History museum ....This one's for Laura ..... Another view of the Tower church ...... A couple of Munchkins !!...... We also visited The V & A Museum and had a look at some of the exquisite textiles in the study centre .......not many photos I'm sorry as I can't get to grips with my new phone camera ......eagle eyed Kim noticed that ....
Don't know if you can see but I have dyed the back of my hair a great purple colour ....Hope you enjoyed the visit ......My puter is still poorly so have to catch up on a lot of blogging when it's better ..(This is from my school computer posted AFTER school has finished for the day I hasten to add ).....xx
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
I sell my work through Etsy and you can find me on Facebook at Artymess Textile Art ...come and say hello.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....