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hutch0
Date: 2008-05-05 01:13
Subject: i have not been writing today...
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:seth lakeman
...because this afternoon we went down to Strawberry Hill House in west London for a private viewing of the artist Anne Sudworth's latest exhibition. And a very nice afternoon it was, too. We like Annie a lot, and we love her work and we have some of her prints, but it was the first time I'd had the chance to look at the originals. Interesting stuff; the prints - beautiful though they are - don't really give you a proper sense of how subtle and marvellous an artist she is. We took some Polish friends of ours with us, and they enjoyed the day a lot too.
Strawberry Hill was a good choice. It's undergoing renovation right now, so there's a slightly raw feel to the place. All the wall coverings have been stripped off and you can see the panelling underneath - there are carpenters' measurements in pencil on the panels, hundreds of years ago, as clear as the day they were written, and in the Long Gallery a bit of stuff and a list of names written in chalk.
And then we went visiting some friends.
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RealThog: Jim's bear pic
User: realthog
Date: 2008-05-05 01:35 (UTC)
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Keyword:Jim's bear pic

Oh, you lucky, lucky, lucky sods, seeing Annie's new exhib! Had we a bit more dosh we'd have flown across for this!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-05-05 20:41 (UTC)
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It was really sweet of her to invite us, and a really nice afternoon. Lots of Goths there; smashing.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-05-05 18:32 (UTC)
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What beautiful, BEAUTIFUL art she creates! I'd love to see any one of those in her gallery in person. If they are this stunning just online, i can't imagine how beautiful in person!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-05-05 20:43 (UTC)
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They are good, aren't they? Annie has a way of drawing light - particularly moonlight - that's unlike anyone else I've seen before. The pictures seem to glow somehow. Extraordinary stuff.
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Kat: Maxfield Parrish
User: artykat
Date: 2008-05-06 00:08 (UTC)
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Keyword:Maxfield Parrish
Oh, yes, exactly. That is what captured my eye -- the light is extraordinary. Maxfield Parrish did light in a beautiful (but different) way as well. I absolutely love this woman's art, and I've never even heard of her (I'm sorry!).
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-05-06 00:13 (UTC)
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Don't apologise. Spread the word; tell your friends about her.
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Kat: pink star
User: artykat
Date: 2008-05-06 17:31 (UTC)
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Keyword:pink star
Absolutely. She is amazing!
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