Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inspire Community Garden - Chatty Day Sunday 12th Feb

A great chatty day on Sunday 12th February 2017

It was a rather miserable day with the weather on Sunday so we had a really good natter for most of the day and the topics of the conversations had been very funny and amusing as the room was filled up with laughter all afternoon.
The hardest piece of work that I did that day was taking this picture and exercising my belly and waist area with the "Laughter Workout"!
The day went passed so quickly it was time to go home!

                                                             To Be Continued................................

Friday, February 17, 2017

Inspire Community Garden - Wednesday's Assistant Photograpy

Phewwww! It's lovely that the picture's continue to be taken if I'm not available to attend that day.
Many Thanks Lindsey

Steve continues to bring the greenhouse back to the stage it was at before the stormy weather.

Chris continued with making the pathways and steps.

There was more help from the occupational therapist group that came back to the garden to do more clearing at the polytunnel

The daffodils are beginning to Spring out of the earth and it will soon look Bloomin' Loverly!

The Tree Fella is usually up a tree over the winter months but in the next week or so it will be back to the land as the nesting period is about to start for all the birds that arrive back to the area.

Hazel has been planted for a hedge so for my eye it will be like a frame for the trees that were planted a few weeks ago and I look forward to see it on my next visit to the garden.

If you really look hard at this picture below, in the center of the tree dressing tree and move your eye up on the left side of the branches the Robin Red Breast rests on the branch as it chirpily sings away.

                                                         To Be Continued...............................

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Inspire Community Garden - Potato Sales Sunday

I arrived at the garden and was pleased to see that there was more visitors turning up to buy the potato varieties. onions, garlic and runner bean seed sales as they had missed the event of Potato Day last Saturday in the Low Pavements.
Orders had been taken and when the customers arrived to collect their order, I gave a tour of the garden to the customers who would like to see what was happening whilst there.

The composting toilet got some more panels over the wall in preparation for painting.

There was a session in planting two types of garlic and four different types of onions that grow in Britain.

Tree felling was still in operation and an area was prepared to put up the Inspire Community Garden Notice Board.

Customers were still arriving to purchase the vegetable goodies that are on sale.

The sales were still continuing and we were given another donation of Artichokes and received the cooking details for artichoke crisps.
I look forward in making the crisps.

It was interesting to listen to our young visitor explaining that he was standing in a Dinosaur Garden.
The skull of a badger was in view to the visitor and then there was the noises that a dinosaur makes.
What a great imagination that came to life which put a smile on our faces.

Another end to a lovely day in the garden.

                                                            To Be Continued....................................

Friday, February 3, 2017

Inspire Community Garden - Police Community Support Officer

Today I had an unexpected wonderful meeting with our PCSO Police Community Support Officer and the creator of Inspire Community Garden, Steve Sansom.
Here's hoping we have some good news for the Inspire Community Garden in the near future.

                                                           To Be Continued......................................

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Chesterfield College - Trip to London - Tate Britain

An early morning start on a day visit to London to see Tate Britain

Next stop;
take Underground, walk past St Paul's Cathedral then walk over The Millennium Bridge London

Old and New buildings side by side.
Masonry and Glass with reflections.

Views from The Millennium Bridge


All art pieces are from The Tate Britain

Some colour ranges does affect myself as it's an "ease to the eye" it's like a peaceful calmness of the inner self of a persons true or internal mind, soul or nature (definition of "inner self" from dictionary)

I enjoyed to look at the markings of;
Wassily Kandinsky 1866 - 1944
Cossacks 1910-11
Oil paint on canvas

Then I found peacefullness watching the circle floating around a room with the yellow and purple colour catching the light on it's circular movement.

Olafur Eliasson 1967
Yellow versus Purple 2003
Glass, steel cable, motor, floodlight and tripod

Interesting piece of movement.

Next was Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali who both done paintings during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.

Picasso responded by painting on what was seen.

Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
Weeping Woman 1937
Oil paint on canvas

Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989
Autumnal Cannibalism 1936
Oil paint on canvas

It was amazing to see that art can be made out of what would normally be thrown away in an instant.
Cardboard boxes and permanent marker pen has now become a huge piece of work which fills up the space on a very large wall.

I had to stand back and catch my breath when I seen this....

Andrea Bowers 1965
The Workers Maypole

The next thing I seen was an optical illusion through certain colours and a waving line.

 Bridget Riley 1931
To a Summer's Day 1980
Acrylic paint on canvas

The more I stood back to look, the more I started to see the lines moving gently over the canvas.

I then tried to look at the lines from the side but to my eye the lines seemed like the same thickness of the line but wavy?

I then had to walk away and think about it!

When I looked at the next 6 art pieces, the first thing that came into my mind was reflections!

Gerhard Richter
Abstract Painter

Abstract painting works are by applying layers of paint then wiping a squeegee across the surface. The upper layers of paint are dragged across the canvas, earlier movements from the painter's creation are allowed to surface as he listens to the music by John cage.

(Maybe he is painting to/with/for the music!)

The mammoth space that holds Tate Britain is so Huge but also so Small.
The higher you go up in the building and look down to see people walking about the ground floor, it was an awesome sight to see these people look as if they're the size of an ant!

The picture below; I captured this view to draw and noticed who was in the bottom of the picture.


The Tate is so Big & Busy yet you can still be so Small & Quiet & Peaceful in this vast huge place.

A wonderful experience @ TATE Britain.

                                                       To Be Continued...........................