Following the "more art" resolution Sunday saw a run out to Sleaford, home of The Hub, National Centre for Craft and Design
The exhibition showing was "Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft" which had previously run at the V&A. Unfortunately I didn't get many decent pictures. So frustrating when I see all these things I want to share with you.
I was intrigued by the work of Susan Cullis which included this step ladder with what appeared to be paint rings on it. They were in fact pieces of inlaid mother of pearl and the effect was amazing. There was also what appeared to be a paint spattered dust sheet screwed up in the corner of the gallery. Again on peering closely I could see that each paint spot had been carefully embroidered. Weird and surprisingly beautiful.
A walk around the town revealed more beauty in the form of these railings which are ageing in a very gorgeous fashion. I loved this little corner too with the railings, overhanging windows, the fish shop sign and the reflected light on the window in the background and in the water below...
To get some relief from the pain in my ears due to the intense cold I recalled there was something worth seeing in the church (The church of St Denys - remind me to check what he did to deserve being canonised!). I'm a huge fan of stained glass and the effects cast by the light pouring through it.
I love this lady in green - just beautiful...
This amazing window is a recent addition in memory of a local lady. How wonderful to have something so enduring in your honour.
Then I saw the lovely William Morris window with its oranges and lemons -
Hoping you're not snowed in!