Like loads of people in the world, changing fortunes have been firmly in the forefront of our minds. We are lucky that The Prince has had a job here & I had some money from leaving my job in Oz but the truth is that circumstances have conspired & what I thought I could eke out over 3 years has pretty much depleted in less than one! So we have made some gut wrenching decisions & changed tack.
My emotional reaction to this has been to hunker down & pretty much entertain myself at home for as close to free as much as possible, consequently my plans to haunt all the galleries & museums has taken a distant back seat.
However the time has definitely come to get myself out & start living not just existing or else there is no point right? So in the spirit of adventure I have finally managed to make a trek to the place I could quite frankly move into - the V & A!!
So on Thursday last week when the Prince was working from home, I decided it was a great day to get out of the house. I firstly walked through the glass gallery & then saw the Ballgown exhibition.
|I love this piece by Dale Chihuly, looks like it was ready for a clean.|
|The photo does not do these justice, so delicate & gorgeous|
|These are glass tiles but have a definite quilty look|
|How small are these wine glasses?? No wonder we have drinking problems with our buckets!|
|Another fragment with quilty looks|
|The penny is on the glass to give perspective - so small & just lovely!|
|More quilt thoughts|
|And again with the quilt thoughts LOL|
|This was an amazing frock!! Silvered leather|
|Thousands of small loops in rows|
|Loved the pearl necklace decor|
|More quilty thoughts with the floor tiles|
|Interesting reuse installation at the entrance|
|This is the only thing that tempted me at the gift shop though I did not capitulate.|
I have to say that one gallery & one exhibition was more than enough for me & I arrived home shattered!
I intend to make a trek at least once a fortnight for a few hours & make my way through a gallery & a special exhibition on each visit. Lets see if I can keep up with that promise.
Wish me luck.
Still loving what I do.