Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A Blast From My Past

A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from my art tutor from ten years ago. This is Peterborough Regional College where I did myA level Textiles and my Foundation Art and Design, this is way back when I didn't really understand what Textile Art  was.  The message said would I like to be reunited with some A level work. I was intrigued, I could remember this piece because it was framed and put up on the corridor wall, the tutors always found it amusing.

I couldn't remember doing  this piece although I was going through a phase of setting things ablaze at that time. I can still see my colour palette that I use to this day.

This was obviously some neutral studies that I could have done so much better now but we all have a starting point and I have enjoyed the journey so much.

On the gardening front it has been wonderful year  for flowering plants. I've never had Nicotiana Sylvestris grow this big in the thirty odd years I've been growing it. I persuaded John to stand in the background to give it a bit of scale.

My teasels in the wild meadow area topped fifteen foot.

What an extraordinary year. I have been picking the hugest blackberries I've ever seen, but look at what's growing at the base of the plant and flowering.

Would you believe a primrose in full flower.  In Autumn!


  1. You are right, so many things have grown taller this year. I was pottering in the garden earlier this week and suddenly noticed one of the roses had shot 6 feet in the air! Wonderful to have the work that started you on your way returned to you. I have a painting on my wall that I did as an 11 year old and which was displayed in a gallery of children's art at the time. You can see where your later works came from. Back in the garden we have grape hyacinth bursting up in a pot. If we have a cold winter the garden won't know where it is. xx

  2. Wow - the garden looks amazing! And how nice to be re-united with some early works. It is always interesting to look back at the beginning of your journey :)

  3. Oh Pam, your garden looks AMAZING!!! We have had such a cool summer and things have done very poorly where I am. AND the rabbits have discovered us! Clearly some new strategies are required!! And what fun to visit earlier works, many great memories! Thanks for posting this...I might dig out some of my early bits, just to see!!

  4. It's been an amazing year for plant growth even here in Canada ... my Clematis started blooming all over again this month ?? They are as confused by the weather as the rest of us.
    Love the peak at your early work ! It's good to look back and see that we've actually grown !