Sounds like a wonderful trip and I'm glad to hear Molly is doing well. Lovely collage!!
I just clicked onto the link for saltaire - what a superb web site - full of fancy stuff without being annoying - no waiting for hours for things to load in (maybe it is because it is late!)
Saltaire looks like a fabulous place as well, all that exhibition space! There's a seafood restaurant in West Vancouver by that name...
Beautiful colors. And I like the one white lily in the right corner!
Oh I love Saltaire too. I worked in Bradford for two years and would pop out there quite often at lunchtime, either to go in Salt's Mill or just wander around amongst the old millworkers houses. The cafe is good too. Or it was - it must be more than 12 years since I was last there!
Thanks for that introduction! Did you go to the Hockney Gallery? I just scrolled through its site and enjoyed my own walk through, imaginging how fun it would be to see those in person. Also, I like the lily too, it works really well with the rest of the ceramic collage.
I have saltaire envy.....
Memories of the North I have renounced. I lived in Heaton on the tops above Saltaire, a thrilling 100 mph bike ride away. Haven't seen the Hockney gallery but I was at school with him. He looked odd and was persecuted; to protect himself he adopted the role of a clown which reduced the torturing to mere Guantanamo levels. Later my uncle became headmaster of the school and persuaded Hockney to give of his gifts for the benefit of the school. Amazingly Hockney felt no ill-will and did so, even to the extent of doing a superb pen-and-ink drawing of my uncle. I always dreamed of becoming famous and being approached in the same way. The phrase emmerder le chapeau springs to mind in this context.
Beautiful tiles evoking Morocco.
PS We're coming to Brittany at the end of July. We've booked a house outside Dinard, but it would be good to shoot across for a glass or two.
Your collage is exquisite, Lucy. The colours and patterns lift my soul.
The colors of the majolica make me think of/long for warmer climates . . .Saltaire looks so intriguing! Of course I went straight to the food offerings . . .
Still can't read Saltair without thinking of the decrepit Utah concert venue and beach area, on a certain over salted lake.Your Saltair sounds much better.
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