Monday, 25 August 2008

The Tate, The Barbican & Cy Twombly

I had a fantastic weekend this weekend for the most part.

I spent Saturday in London, looking for artwork relating to Narratives for my latest project, although i was there doing work i had a lot of fun and wondered why i don't visit galleries more often.
There was a Cy Twombly exhibition at the Tate Modern, which i decided to go for as i'd already seen the four season paintings last year at the Tate and i had really liked them, i also felt that there might be more chance of finding series' of paintings or Narratives in that exhibition, and lucky for me there was, my real favourite was 'Hero and Leandro' which told the story of two lovers drowned at sea.

I really think that as i get older i am seeing art in a different way. I used to dismiss all modern art just a year ago, naively thinking it was all the same.

I also went to the Barbican Saturday and saw a large installation by a Chinese artist which was about the British Empire's Opium trade. i think it fulfilled my brief, but I'm not sure i liked it, i still don't really get installation art. I still wander past almost everything 3D in a gallery.

Anyway, on Sunday i wanted to go Rollerskating, but i didn't feel that well and my skates are beginning to really piss me off, so i didn't go in the end, which was a shame, but meant i got to spend some time with Beaver.

Today i visited my grandparents, who were staying at my Mothers house. Now i am about to read the final installment in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. YAY books. :)

That's all for now!


Sunday, 10 August 2008

Been busy

This weekend has been mine and Beaver's first weekend off in a few weeks and we have been relaxing for the last 2 days.
I've misplaced my camera, so no pictures until i find it.

So lately, we've seen Caro and Garry, we had them over for dinner and it was yummy, we had fish. :) The next day we went to theirs and had lunch, which was king prawns and scallops in lemon juice, chilli powder and garlic (I may have recreated this a lot lately). Then we went off to Ros' Niel Gaimen Fancy Dress party, which was much fun, I saw Tinks and met Jamie, i saw Rosie, who i had not seen in ages, i hadn't seen Ros in a while either. I saw loads of other people too and it was great fun dressing up.

The next weekend we went to Jan's Birthday party, this was great fun except i got too drunk early on, fell asleep early evening and woke up feeling like death. Had some lovely BBQ food though and the weather was beautiful in the afternoon despite raining early on. We bought some Sea Breme including one for Jan and he apparently managed to feed Jen some of it the next day in a Thai curry, which is pretty impressive. That was a good party for seeing people i hadn't seen in ages too. I saw Graham and Kev and Sarah and Gribs and t'other Sarah.

So this weekend on Friday i went swimming with my mum and little brother which was fun and then had dinner at their house, Mum's boyfriend is an excellent cook.

Today and yesterday i've been sleeping, reading and doing not a lot :)