Drawing ‘ourselves’ as part of promoting self exhibition at season launch party quay arts. Self is an open exhibition that is being curated by a group of young people, called Young Quay. More info: http://www.quayarts.org/event.aspx?id=3933

Mist over the Solent this week.  As i was waiting to dock into southampton, the water was flat and calm, bit we couldn’t see a thing. All feels like something out of Genesis 1

Mist over the Solent this week. As i was waiting to dock into southampton, the water was flat and calm, bit we couldn’t see a thing. All feels like something out of Genesis 1

leekewmoss:

Handpainted wallpaper, Dimbola Museum, Freshwster, Isle of Wight

Love this

leekewmoss:

Handpainted wallpaper, Dimbola Museum, Freshwster, Isle of Wight

Love this

DUET exhibition hanging
The West Gallery. Quay Arts.

Recently I have really enjoyed understanding more about the art of curation within a gallery space. 

1. Technical work
In order to hang work straight and in line there is some basic maths to be done,  obviously accuracy is key to success. This took me a while to get used too and it can be quite time consuming to get right but equally it reminded me that the small details matter.
This technical work also reminded me of the fact that when God made us and His creation, from nothing, it was done with extreme accuracy, love and devotion to the world. In the same way, we mirror this when we are curating an exhibition, behind closed doors, we need to hang artwork straight, with respect to its owner, in the right position in order to maximise the gallery space for the benefit of the general public. 

2. Curating items. 
When hanging an exhibition, you get a fair amount of freedom on how to display the work. This leads to all sorts of questions that you need to ask yourself and your team you are working with. This may include, juxtaposition, colours, form, texture, theme/ question or idea. 

For Duet the theme was collaboration. the main questions was, what happens when two people come to curate something new? What motives them? What was the process for making? 

Ultimately for me I started thinking about the relationship between what it means to cultivate or create something new, knowing that we are made in God’s image and for his workmanship ( Gen 2:15/ Eph 2:10) . It puts a different perspective on things somehow when I am working in the galleries. 

It has been known that curators have completely changed how an artist first perceived the work to be hung by changing its position or placement in the gallery. It is interesting that when working in a group to curate an Exhibiton, as we were for DUET, so many new ideas and suggestions come forward, and it was hard at times to make a decision. 

3. A third space 
Out of the discussions and questions, the end product reveals something physical for people to view and interpret for themselves. Our gallery at Quay Arts is public and free to enter, and therefore is a third space to ponder, think and question the artwork and curation process further.  Overall it creates a third space for us all to ponder the bigger questions of life.

DUET exhibition hanging
The West Gallery. Quay Arts. Recently I have really enjoyed understanding more about the art of curation within a gallery space. 1. Technical work In order to hang work straight and in line there is some basic maths to be done, obviously accuracy is key to success. This took me a while to get used too and it can be quite time consuming to get right but equally it reminded me that the small details matter. This technical work also reminded me of the fact that when God made us and His creation, from nothing, it was done with extreme accuracy, love and devotion to the world. In the same way, we mirror this when we are curating an exhibition, behind closed doors, we need to hang artwork straight, with respect to its owner, in the right position in order to maximise the gallery space for the benefit of the general public. 2. Curating items. When hanging an exhibition, you get a fair amount of freedom on how to display the work. This leads to all sorts of questions that you need to ask yourself and your team you are working with. This may include, juxtaposition, colours, form, texture, theme/ question or idea. For Duet the theme was collaboration. the main questions was, what happens when two people come to curate something new? What motives them? What was the process for making? Ultimately for me I started thinking about the relationship between what it means to cultivate or create something new, knowing that we are made in God’s image and for his workmanship ( Gen 2:15/ Eph 2:10) . It puts a different perspective on things somehow when I am working in the galleries. It has been known that curators have completely changed how an artist first perceived the work to be hung by changing its position or placement in the gallery. It is interesting that when working in a group to curate an Exhibiton, as we were for DUET, so many new ideas and suggestions come forward, and it was hard at times to make a decision. 3. A third space Out of the discussions and questions, the end product reveals something physical for people to view and interpret for themselves. Our gallery at Quay Arts is public and free to enter, and therefore is a third space to ponder, think and question the artwork and curation process further. Overall it creates a third space for us all to ponder the bigger questions of life.

Through the break in the storms of this week, I saw a rainbow.
It reminded me that even in the dark and gloomiest of times in life, there is hope that can shine through even the darkest of days.

Through the break in the storms of this week, I saw a rainbow.
It reminded me that even in the dark and gloomiest of times in life, there is hope that can shine through even the darkest of days.

“Like a waterfall of love: as the Father is the lover and the head of the son, so the Son goes out to be the lover and the head of the church. ’ As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you,’ the Son says ( John 15:9)
And therein lies the very goodness of the gospel: as the Father is the lover and the Son the beloved, so Christ becomes the lover of the church and the church the beloved.”

Mike Reeves, The Good God p10
Stormy winter walk 

Hide us in your shelter 
Beside the stormy seas 
Decide our future plans 

Between the wooden cracks 
Our story unfolds
Between the wooden cracks

God’s story is re-told

Breathe.

Stormy winter walk

Hide us in your shelter
Beside the stormy seas
Decide our future plans

Between the wooden cracks
Our story unfolds

Between the wooden cracks God’s story is re-told Breathe.

Bright Star


Bright Star

BY JOHN KEATS

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
         Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
         Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
         Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
         Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
         Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
         Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.
Just watched the film Bright Star which was amazing
Beautiful cinematography. Amazing cast. Showed off England to its best. Mentioned the Isle of Wight. Top night for a Saturday.  
“Go home and say to yourself, ‘I am a wayward, foolish child. But He loves me! I have disobeyed and grieved Him ten thousand times. But He loves me! I have lost faith in some of my dearest friends and am very desolate. But He loves me! I do not love Him, I am even angry with Him! But He loves me!”

Stepping Heavenward  - Elizabeth Pretiss 

Here is a quote from a book that I have just finished reading. It was amazing to read a journal that contains so much detail about her walk with the lord and her attempts to live that out fully in day-to-day life. As the journal was written way back in the 1880’s some of the language is hard to understand at times, however at times it is very rich and poetic and these parts I enjoyed very much. 

There is a lot of wisdom in there about being a mother and a wife, something that I know little about, so maybe more relevant to mummies than to me. I did really enjoy reading about her relationship with her husband and how they worked together to honour Christ. 

Overall I did really enjoy reading this book and I would recommend to any girls who likes period dramas and Christian Bio’s. 

Chilly cowes today. Trying Remembering some simple truths as I walk:
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in every footstep
Christ in every misstep
Christ in the sails
Christ in the sunsets
Christ with us.