Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Dearly.



Well, there I was thinking that the weekend away was my birthday present, as I floated around the exhibition on a light but thrilling breeze of sheer delight at actually being there, when Jay turned around and asked me which piece I liked...! Yes, I nearly fell over.
In some ways it wasn't hard to choose. This piece is a wonderful example of Julie Arkell's work that I first discovered a number of year's back. Endearing is the word that comes to mind generally around her work and no more so than her little rabbit people. On the whole, the entire show was so beautiful. Jessie Chorley's work was gorgeous too and is next on my list of heart's desires. Also showing were Cleo Mussi who made delightful ceramic mosaic figures, and Jeanette Orrell whose work is lovely delicate wire-work. See here for info on the show.

So I am one happy girl at the moment. And Jay has earned himself some serious credit!

11 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oooh. I love that. Dearly.

Annah said...

Exquisite Ciara, makes me want to start being creative again and abandon the world of domesticity!!!!

zee said...

Awesome! All the artists at that show look fantastic.

acornmoon said...

It looks like you had a great time. the Flow gallery has some wondrous things. Your present is charming, nice to see your photo too!

Paddy said...

Great memento

Lisa said...

ooooh are we allowed play with it?

you know whats so weird? apart from the big rabbit ears obviously it looks like you!! an abstract you! no wonder you picked it!

i love it!! good man Jay!

Fine Little Day said...

Very dearly.

Thanks for taking me back Ciara :)

Cliona O'Flaherty said...
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Cliona O'Flaherty said...

Oh my gosh she is sooooooooo lovely! The cutest little thing. I remember now seeing some of Julie's work in Liberty a few years ago, she had these gorgeous fabric wrist watches and brooches that I loved. Glad you had such a fab trip.

marty and sharon said...

oh dearly dearly - she's so gorgeous! sounds like you had a fun time in london - now i feel ashamed for sitting on my fat one while there for 12 days over christmas! yes, i was snuffly though - all better now thanks - just the shock of being back to work to deal with now! s x

Féadha said...

That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky you
Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!!!!