The first thing we did, after going to Newlyn gallery was drive back towards the village via Lamorna Cove. I found this bizarro seaweed that looks like a human heart, and a sword I named Neptune’s dagger.

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It was a buzz staying at Chris’s place… His warm, deep, Neptuney Leo character oozes out and expresses in every corner of his house.

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My favourite part of the  trip was drawing and painting with Ben, Davy, Chris, Marta and Rachel in Chris’s front studio.

Jack Doherty Newlyn Gallery

Last week I visited Newlyn Gallery with Marta and Chris. The Sandra Blow exhibition spanning Newlyn and sister gallery, The Exchange, left me cold.  I found her work uninspired; free of expression and emotion, narrative or thought. (Check her our here. … She did have a lovely FACE)

Happiness was upstairs discovering Jack Doherty’s pots!

They had me immediately, with cowboy eye sky blue and rusty boat yard colours.

The process he chooses is fascinating. He doesn’t use a glaze. The patterns on the pots  create themselves.

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Super fortuitous meeting this man last night. Right on buzz. & a come full circle guitar story from when I started this blog. I won’t forget the light blaring off him when he played THAT riff. Multiple Gemini with Mars in Scorp, delivering a wicked sense of humour.  Lovely eyes.

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Enjoyed making this the other night at super speed. Suddenly decided I wanted to take a present for every housemate at the house I was visiting.

It’s a forest scent inspired concoction, to use in an oil burner or to wear.

It’s a while since I’ve made one and it’s a buzz smelling and crafting. This one is called Black Forest after a favourite band of the wearer.

It has Cypress, Cedarwood, & Black pepper to ground, Sage, Clary Sage, to uplift and a hint of Lime to brighten.

Paid a visit to Upworld today, in preparation for some new pictures. Very excited to be working with Australian author Hayley Merelle on her children’s book, Robert Mumpkin Myer & The Wishmakers.

Beryl Bainbridge, Art & Life, til Oct 19 

Sanja & I went  to see Beryl Bainbridge’s exhibition…it’s in East Wing, Indigo Rooms, Somerset House. Bloody marvellous.

imageNapoleon Dancing at 42 Albert Street Camden Town to the strains of the gramophone, 1967

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A page from Beryl’s diary

A page from Beryl’s diary

Yesterday I visited Highgate Cemetery, West wing. It’s the most enchanting place I’ve ever been.

The Brink exhibition is now open. See my collaborative woodland installation with Keira Rathbone at The Vaults Gallery. Open Tue-Sat 11-7pm. THE VAULTS, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN

If you visit, please enter the work and spend some time in it.

It’s inspired by early childhood play and imagining, the games you used to play, the place you always used to go, and the peace and excitement of it. It uses scent, live insect audio, light, earth and greenery to transport you out of the gallery into your own remembered place.

Click below to see pictures from the opening night.

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Opening this Thursday night, THE BRINK, with a walk-in installation by Keira & I, and a stack of other multi-media collaborations,from 6pm THE VAULTS, Leake St, SE1 7NN

Opening this Thursday night, THE BRINK, with a walk-in installation by Keira & I, and a stack of other multi-media collaborations,from 6pm THE VAULTS, Leake St, SE1 7NN

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Went to measure, figure out lighting & gear today, for an installation going in with Keira at Vaults Gallery, by Waterloo this month.

Looking forward to transforming the place.

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