A good day: Rosie’s birthday went off well. She had a good time, she and Ellie met up with her friends in town to see ‘The Golden Compass’ and in the evening we all went to see a storytelling and music event, based on a Kentish mummers traditional Christmas performance, “Christmas Champions”. It was based on a Radio 3 commission… you can listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/worldmusic/feature_mummers.shtml
The consummate storyteller, Hugh Lupton planted timeless, crisp winter rural scenes in our minds; allowing the streets full of 21st century Christmas revellers we’d just walked through, (complete with attendant police and crowds of half naked drunken folk, lights, noise and hullabaloo) to fade from our consciousness. Bliss! (Am I getting old?)
Oh and collages in my old sketchbooks too… paper…glue… mmmm!