Hello! last week I went to see Ultima Vez and Wayne McGregor at Sadlers Wells, both of which were really exciting but the performance by Ultima Vez has really stayed with me so if you get the chance to see them live DO IT! On Saturday I went to Brighton to see the clever Eleanor at Dig For Victory as I'm getting two new dresses made. One is a bright mustard with a pencil skirt and long sleeves featuring a print of my squirrel drawing originally created for Harvey Nichols. The other is a collaboration with artist Amy Pliszka who has designed and developed highly architectural pleats - I cannot wait to show you what we've been cooking up! On Sunday I went to Oxford to see the Blake exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum and then onto Modern Art Oxford to see the William Morris & Andy Warhol exhibition curated by Jeremy Deller. Both of which were WONDERFUL - if you're nearby do go, you won't regret it (and have lunch in the lovely restaurant at the top of the Ashmolean as the food is delicious!)
This week I've been on a really fantastic trip to Yorkshire, the colours of the landscape were so inspiring and I've returned really inspired!
The first day I went to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. It's set in the MOST beautiful landscape and Emily Sutton had an ENORMOUS solo exhibition which was fantastic. It was also great to be able to revisit Roger Hiorns Seizure, which I originally saw in London in 2008.
Day two I went to Salt Mills to see David Hockney's work, and then went for a long walk in the North Yorkshire Moors, I can't believe how lucky I was with the weather!
On the last day I returned home via Manchester to view the Whitworth Gallery which has just had a 15 million redevelopment and re-opened last week with a WONDERFUL exhibition by Cornelia Parker. The journey home was via the Peak District which was so beautiful, and again, wonderful colours!
I'm back in the studio today working on illustrations for my new 'Birds of Paradise' book for Pictura, and this weekend will be full of PJ's, drawing, scrapbooks, movies and a bit of a rest! See you next week x