Half term Orbs and Wellcome
Its half term holidays here and we went to London to visit family at the begining of the week and also fitted in a visit to The Wellcome Museum http://www.wellcomecollection.org/exhibitionsandevents/exhibitions/index.htm
Its a fantastic place with an Anthony Gormley figure upside down on the ceiling in the entrance, and lots of interesting things to see. It is a cross between a medical museum and art gallery with numerous strange and wonderful old medical instruments, artificial limbs, a mummified human body, japanese sex aids! all sorts. Heironymous Bosch features amongst the collection of paintings, also more contemorary pieces, for example a canvas covered with hundreds of tiny pills, each one carved into the shape of the part of the body it helps.
The rest of the time we've been at home. I'm working on artworks commissioned for greeting cards, ideas for fabric baby books, and character development for line extensions for a range of toys.
Toby has created a new range of jewellery 'The Orb Collection', and here is a sneaky preview for you, it's not yet in the shop!! All handmade from Stering Silver and Vintage beads, can be bought individually or put together as sets. They are standard sizes, necklaces approx 16" and the bracelets 7.5" but can be made to order in any size or colour required. Lovely for a special gift.
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We thought we should soak in a little culture (!) during the holidays so Laurence, Toby and I went to the cinema to see Ratatouille yesterday http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/ratatouille/
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