Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Cyprus and other stuff..........

I've just come back from a lovely holiday in Turkish Cyprus. The weather was lovely and in a week Dad and i really explored the Turkish part of Cyprus with the help of a local guide. If you only have a week it's well worth investing in a couple of day tours with someone who really knows an area. I took with me The Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell a book that describes Cyprus pre-war and the delicious laziness of it's people at that time. There a great passage about how he tries to buy a house in rural Bellpais in the Kyrenian mountains (very near where we were staying) and the complicated negotiations involved, really funny.

Kyrenia harbour

Back home i hit the Heathrow tarmac running with a new programme of workshops to finish and messages and emails a plenty to answer. i'm exhibiting at Kim Thittichai's house for Brighton open houses in May and trying to find a muse to make some new work. I suffer from artists block as much as anyone else and get inspired for brief moments before loosing it to blinding technicalities like my printer breaking down, or the exhaust pipe falling off my car.

a brooch inspired by Huntertwasser

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