Thursday, 19 April 2018

William Morris Today

It would seem that the designs of not only William but also his daughter May Morris are well and truly alive and relevant for today. Everywhere I look I see contemporary designers clearly influenced by their designs. In the shops this week I found a personal care range and even some clothing......
I found it so refreshing to hear Rebecca Evans (the European and Australian Decorative Arts Curator at the Art Gallery of South Australia), during our William Morris in Adelaide tours, reinforce the relevance to Morris in our lives today. To hear a young inspiring curator look at his ideals and work ethic in our current world made so much sense. I have just caught up with a friend this afternoon for a well overdue chat over coffee and she shared that she had seen this latest publication in the local book shop so I just had to have it. It is a beautiful book that was published for the special May Morris: Art and Life exhibition that was held earlier this year at the William Morris Gallery in the UK. I have been wanting this book for a while now and I know I will be spending many hours admiring it all. It was a great thrill to see our collection here in Adelaide highlighted in the book as well.......


 I also received an email form a friend to tell me that perhaps I should consider buying the latest issue of Today's Quilter from the UK.......you can see why!......
 During the week I also came across this image of Mick Jagger.......thankyou to Karen tonight who alerted me to my error...it is in fact George Harrison wearing a William Morris print jacket in the Golden Lily pattern in the 1960's.......so then and now we still love Morris!

It has been just a few days since I farewelled the guests on our very first tour and I was overwhelmed with their kind words and gifts to say thankyou. It was certainly a great thrill to know that many said it exceeded their expectations. And in just 10 sleeps I will be doing it all again! During the days before the tour I did spend some time with little Maisie and decided to take her to the Art Gallery. She enjoyed it all as you can see.......








 We also had the wonderful opportunity of helping a friend celebrate her 60th birthday and what a wonderful surprise it was for her especially the special birthday cake..........
 I received an email a few days ago from Helen showing me her completed Peter Rabbit interactive bed runner/bag and what a fabulous job she did. Thankyou for sharing Helen......




 So it just wouldn't be right if I didn't conclude with some photos of little Wade. We can't quite believe he has been here almost 6 months but in real terms he is only 13 weeks old and already enjoying a swimming lesson........
Till next time take care x

Thursday, 12 April 2018

More William Morris Tour news

We have all had another fabulous few days full of warm welcomes, warm embraces and lots of tempting food! Thankfully the weather is a little cooler but I am a little tuckered out tonight so I will just leave you with some tempting snippets......

















More soon and thanks for dropping by x