'Wake up and look at the thing that we bring
Wake up, be bright, be golden and light.'
Thank you open studio visitors for all that you brought to my studio this year!
Cambridge Open Studios 2016 - my 3 weekends are done; the wine has been drunk; the flag is down; there is a painting to paint, and quite a lot to be framed, photographed, packed - ready for my show in Cornwall at the end of the summer. A couple of days at the print studio aside, August will be about family, mostly under canvas rather than in front of it.
'And when Bagpuss was asleep
All his friends were asleep.
The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ,
Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls.
Professor Yaffle was just an old wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker.
Even Bagpuss himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy cloth cat,
and a bit loose at the seams, but Emily loved him.'