Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Check it out ;)


New Beginnings :)

After a wonderful August bank holiday with my boyfriend in Stratford Upon Avon, inspiration is aflow after being in the words-smith town of Stratford the birth place of Shakespeare. The beginnings of a new book club has started. Myself and two close friends of mine Philipa and Tania from Staffordshire. Are coming together to share thoughts about books. Happy to include new members to add to the discussion pot. A great way to keep in touch, provoke conversation, debate and read! Exciting Times ahead...our first read is 'The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe', by Carson McCullers. Ordered from Amazon for £4.95. Cant wait for the book to arrive to get reading.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

'The Last Train for the last Waltz'


The Barefoot Doctors Summer School 2011........was an absoulte joy to be apart of , I'm very happy to have met lots of like-minded creative indivduals.  Through an exciting and creative three days this has allowed me to renew my creative juices and allowing great ideas to grow. It was another discovery gateway for me as an artist and has enabled me to realise that I can take inspiration from absoultly anywhere :).

The piece I helped create was inspired by the one of the verses of the song 'Take this Waltz' by Leonard Cohen, intertestling enough the inspiration that Leonard Cohen took to write the lyrics for the song, came from the poet Federico Garcia Lorca and the poem is known in English as 'Little Viennese Waltz' . I in turn found this exteremly inertesting and saw this as almost like looking through a window, or a journey of sorts.

And so in my groups mini film/performance of our inspiration/journey that orginated from Federico Garcia Lorca poem, which then became a beautiful music and lyrical piece to then again change into a visual and at times aural stokie piece. I found great enjoyment at mixing different art-forms that of old and new to essentially create a piece of live art.