Friday, 25 May 2012

Peasant Arts

I came across this really interesting blog a couple of weeks ago when I was searching for something else -love the serendipity of the internet!

 Anything to do with arts and crafts has always interested me, and I could read for hours on it and related subjects. Also a big fan of William Morris, pre-Raphaelites, Bloomsbury set - all those sorts of creative endeavours. One day I'll get to Kelmscott Manor; so far I've been lucky enough to go to Charleston, and when I lived in Paisley managed to see quite a lot of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work. I managed to get to London too as part of an OU course to a pre-Raphaelite exhibition.  Always inspiring, bringing beauty to the day :) How wonderful would it be to have your own printing press?  To spend your days designing textiles and furniture, painting and drawing............. these were different times, though, and a lot of such people had servants to cook and clean for them.For now, I have to fit my creative bits in with animals and gardening, laundry and cooking. But it's the managing to fit it in that's important to me, I can't stop creating, it's such a large part of me.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Kelmscott Manor is only about 3/4 of an hour from here. I have visited ( and his grave is in the parish church and also worth a look ) and it's simpler than you'd imagine but that's not a cristiscm. Lovely place.

Also at nearby Buscott House ( NT) you'll find the briar rose series of paintings by Edward Burne-Jones. So worth a visit round here. :-)