I am completely done in: it has been non-stop since Friday and the stupid clock-change thing happened, which always makes my sleeping patterns go wrong...
Friday night was a night out with one of my friends of longest-standing, John. Through to Edinburgh to chat about things and see some sights, which mostly includes the inside of our favourite bar, The Regent. Didn't get home until 2am but had to be on the 10am train to Perth to go and see the Scottish Glass Society show in the Museum and Art Gallery there, "Trove". This is a superb show, in which my friends Jeff Zimmer and Carrie Fertig had some pieces:

The Wake of the Hero - Jeff Zimmer - 3

The Wake Of The Hero - Jeff Zimmer

Alchemic Object: Rejection/Muse - Carrie Fertig
Alchemic Object: Rejection/Muse - Carrie Fertig

I also really, really liked some of the work by others in the show, especially Alxander Galloway's "Prometheus":

Prometheus - Alexander Galloway

And Fiona McGarva's "Earth Free":

Earth Free - Fiona McGarva 2

There are some other brilliant pieces in the show too...

The Guardians - June Morrison 2 One For Sorrow, Two For Joy... Entraped Magpies - Graeme H Thyer 1 Shards of Foundation - Alan Horsley 1

Clicking on the photographs will take you to the Flickr page, where there are more details.

Today I went back to Edinburgh to meet with the lovely and exceptionally talented Melissa Cameron who is on a whistlestop tour of Europe, including a residency with Elizabeth Turrell in Bristol, a visit to Schmuck in Germany and a visit to Edinburgh College of Art to speak to the students. (I have no right to moan about being busy!)
It was great to just spend four or five hours talking about work, influences, inspirations and just a little bit of gossip. We went to the car-boot sale, Joey D's shop, had lunch in my favourite Syrian cafe and went to the National Museum of Scotland, where I was absolutely struck by the new displays for the ancient jewellery, which are just phenomenally good. Not only do they display the jewellery in an exciting way, but they also show how the pieces would have been worn. Inspired and inspiring:

Constructivist Ancients 5

Constructivist Ancients 3

Constructivist Ancients 2

I've spent a lot of time on trains this weekend. Overall, it has been quite amusing, though the journey home from Edinburgh took twice as long as it should have done. Yesterday, on the train to Perth, I was wearing my "The Use of Ashes" pig earring, which was getting some odd looks, so I welcomed the enquiry from the bold little girl (aged about 6) who asked me "Why have you got a pig in your ear", to which I replied, "Why have you not got a pig in your ear?".
She paused for a moment before replying "Because it's silly". Well, no arguing with that... I admire her honesty and bold confidence!
Her dad didn't, though: he was very uncomfortable with the whole exchange, which I don't really understand.

Also, it is not wise to laugh out loud on trains when you are travelling on your own. Thus it follows that reading collections of anecdotes, comments and scripts by Linda Smith in such a public place is also a bad idea... I had to put the book back in my bag and start drawing before I embarrassed myself too much. It didn't help that Dingo also sent me this:

H. Samuel

With the comment, which I will quote in full -
"I found an ad in one of the Woman's Weeklies for H Samuel which I thought you may want to have a look at it as it promises 'Fashion Rings to colour every mood.'
'"The pallet is displaying mostly bad moods, with some awkward moods thrown in randomly.
'"The ad is from 1975.
"I'm pleased adverts don't look like this any more."
Sometimes, email on the phone might not be such a good idea either!

Views: 226

Tags: Dauvid, alexander, blog, crafthaus


You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by The Justified Sinner on March 30, 2011 at 1:36pm
It was exactly the sort of weekend I like! Art, friends, socialising, making new friends. Love it!
Comment by Catherine Witherell on March 29, 2011 at 3:06pm
Sounds like you had a good one.  Thanks for the photos.  A view into your world is welcome.
Comment by The Justified Sinner on March 28, 2011 at 4:46pm

They are spectacular, aren't they?!

I emailed the gallery to try and find out who created them as they appear to be uncredited in the exhibition.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on March 28, 2011 at 6:18am
Those jewelry displays at the National Museum of Scotland are really wonderful. Thanks for this blog post!

Latest Activity

Brigitte Martin liked The Justified Sinner's blog post From Junk To Discarded Vegetables
9 hours ago
Brigitte Martin posted a blog post

Residency Opportunity Brockway Center for Arts and Technology

We have one opening to start on January 5th, 2016, then another in fall of 2016.…See More
10 hours ago
Johanna Norry is now a member of crafthaus
10 hours ago
Brigitte Martin and Dominique Bereiter are now friends
14 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Janis Kerman's photo
14 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Erin Cora Turner's photo
14 hours ago
Erin Cora Turner posted photos
16 hours ago
Harriete Estel Berman replied to Jessica Todd's discussion MFA Student Interview Series | Wei Lah Poh in the group The MFA Guidebook for Studio Artists
"Stellar interview. Thank you to  Wei Lah Poh and Jessica Todd."

Masthead Credits

Nuala Clooney, Exmouth, Devon, UK

"Hors D'Oeuvres", 2014

Chocolate casts of my tongue, rose gold or rhodium plated silver finger print spoons, silk ribbon and glass cast tooth.

© 2015   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service