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Montag, 22. Februar 2010
Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2010
Sonntag, 7. Februar 2010
I feel I do really need to change the name. Though I liked "Tapetenwechsel" and what it stands for, I think most people probably will not be able to pronounce it (or remember it).
[image I took in my textile studio - not too happy with it]
I left the arrangement on the floor and will go back tomorrow afternoon (if I get back home early enough that is) and take some daylight pictures from different angles.
*I put two of my fabric designs in the background and arranged some of the things I make and sell in my Etsy shop on top, together with some of the materials and tools I use, oh - and a couple of pictures I cut out from a magazine.
Please comment! Don't be shy.
Sonntag, 31. Januar 2010
TRAPEZIUS, John’s most recent dance film, has been accepted at two more festivals.
It will be screened most nights from 7th Feb 2010 to 4th April 2010 at Xtend IV, in South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, as part of their LIFT OFF! dance festival this spring.
First we have been told that it would be part of a larger showreel of dance films, but then the festival director liked it so much, TRAPEZIUS is now being featured on it’s own screen.
It will also be screened at Phoenix Picture House, Oxford at a special screening event alongside a new commissioned work for “Dance Festival - DANCIN' OXFORD.” on 21st March 2010.
And here are some images of me preparing the backdrops used in this film.
Samstag, 30. Januar 2010
Freitag, 29. Januar 2010
Dienstag, 26. Januar 2010
Thinking of renaming my blog...
So far "Tapetenwechsel" is my favourite name. Litereally it means "change of wallpaper". It's also used for changing location. And as this is what I am doing at the moment (literally and in a metaphorical sense) I think it might be the right name.
As I am designing wallpaper (amongst textiles and other things) it could stay the name of my blog even after all the moving and decorating is finished. Once we've settled in we will still need a "Tapetenwechsel" from time to time, as you could use this expression to discribe that you want to get away for a few days and stay somewhere else, i. e. need to look at different wallpaper.
Does that make sense, what d'you think?
Freitag, 22. Januar 2010
I am nominated for "The Poppies", a virtual awards ceremony, on Poppytalk, one of my favourite blogs.
Take part in this event celebrating the Handmade Community and browse through the lists of nominations here to find your favourite handmade accessories. Or just click on my name, and vote for Freitag Design! ;)
Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2010
Computer Journalist Giesbert Damaschke puts the correspondence between Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller on a blog - in real time.
Well, nearly real time, there is a delay of 215 years. Letters form 1794 - 1805 will be posted on the date they were written.
Giesbert Damaschke started on 13th of June 2009, and as about 1011 letters were exchanged over a period of 11 years he plans to be finished on 27th of April in 2020.
Good luck with this exraordinary project. It will be interesting to see if these two classical authors will be able to succeed in the blogging world.
Click here to get to the blog:: Briefwechsel-Schiller-Goethe
(AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz)
Dienstag, 19. Januar 2010
Here it is, the first post labelled "my work". I'll keep posting about my work every Tuesday now.
Dionne's invite form the previous post reminded me of a picture I took for my degree project.
That's just a snapshot of the piece still at the sewing machine, but I liked it so much that I wanted to have it on my invite and the cover of my book. So we took some more photographs
and finally came up with this one:
Montag, 18. Januar 2010
On Monday, the first day out after being snowed in for a week, I went clothes shopping in Leeds. Tuesday I finally managed to unpack the last two boxes that have been underneath the big table in my studio since our move in September.
I've been cooking (and eating) lots of warming winter soups this week.
Carrot and Ginger soup on Thursday, with a lovely Welsh opera singer called Richard Parry.
Friday was spicy lentil soup with “Spätzle” with Martin Riley, an opera librettist, screenwriter, storyteller and dear friend.
The exhibition continues until 7 March.
We had a fantastic night out on Saturday, when we went to The Green Miller, a pub in Huddersfield to celebrate Ruby Black's birthday. Ruby is a fashion and beauty photographer. Check out her beautiful website here.
photograph: Ruby Black
Then on Sunday I made minestrone for 7 people and, after a snowball fight and a long walk at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, it was exactly the right thing to have.
Sonntag, 17. Januar 2010
The last few months I was so busy with the renovation and the move that I neglected this blog, but there is still so much to tell as 2009 was such an exciting year! I’ve been working on various creative projects, but I’ll tell you about those later. I’ve collected lots of ideas and taken hundreds of images and I can’t wait to share them with you.
I plan to blog more regularly this year and I’ve been thinking about the subjects I like to write about and allocated each subject to one day of the week.
Monday – about my week
Tuesday - projects I am working on
Wednesday- other blogs and websites I like
Thursday- documenting the renovation & decoration of our new live/workspace
Friday - online finds / flea market finds
What do you think? I am grateful for any advice.
Freitag, 18. September 2009
We have been shifting stuff most everyday, bit by bit.
But hopefully some of our friends will help us this weekend. It would be great to have some more hands and extra wheels to shift the bulky stuff. We should be able to crack it in a long half day, then we’ll light up the BBQ and crack open some beers.
[images, and indeed some of the text, by John Coombes]
Sonntag, 6. September 2009
Sue Lawty, who had the idea for the World Beach Project, just told me that my piece for the project was heavily featured in the Telegraph review!!
Here are some images Sue sent me:
Can hardly believe it: It made it to the front cover of the Telegraph review!
Sometimes it is worth getting cold fingers. :)
[click on the images to enlarge]
Very cold fingers indeed, as we went to a beach in North Yorkshire on a stormy cold December day. See more images here and here, or go to the V&A site to find out how to join in.
Here's the link to the article on theTelegraph website - (and there's my piece).
The Daily Telegraph is one of the biggest newspapers in the UK with a daily circulation between 842 000 and 911 000.
That is more than Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Sueddeutsche Zeitung together! - I am quite gobsmacked.
The article is great, congratulations to Sue! I hope many people will be inspired to create their own piece and take part in this fantastic project.
Samstag, 1. August 2009
Samstag, 18. Juli 2009
The possible flowers have turned into real flowers,
the possible garden has turned into our garden
and the old printworks, well, John signed the contract last week and we will turn the old printworks into our living and working space.
Taking the sign down.
Samstag, 11. Juli 2009
There are some gorgeous things on display at the Holme Valley Warehouse.
I fell in love with this little creature. Introducing... Brains Floatation Device for fairies.
See more "Brains Fairy Aiding Inventions" by Samantha Bryan
on her website.
Raku fired sculpture by Andrew D. Hill.
Freitag, 10. Juli 2009
Montag, 22. Juni 2009
I will be exhibiting at the Holme Valley Warehouse in Honley
next week as part of Holmfirth ArtWEEK.
an eclectic mix of fairies & 3 dimensional art
Thursday, 2nd July - Saturday, 11th July 2009
Holme Valley Warehouse
Honley HD9 6AA
You are welcome to come along!
Freitag, 19. Juni 2009
We were building a raised bed for vegetables at the possible garden yesterday.
It's been pouring down with rain.
We built the wooden frame on Thursday evening and went back yesterday to fix some polythene to the inside. Then we started filling in twigs and sticks for the first layer.
Next layer will be cut grass/turf and then maybe some horse manure.
Then straw or hay and then a thick layer of leaves,
then compost and finally topsoil.
The frame is 240 cm long and 160 cm wide, which is a bit wider then recommended but I will still be able to reach across.
Can't wait to plant my seedlings outside! Meanwhile they sit here at the studio at the window cill.