Friday, June 1, 2012

366 Journal and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

On time this month :-) Not a lot to say about my pages.  I haven't been able to crop the pics this month as I had finally installed the software for my camera onto my laptop but it has mysteriously disappeared.  Previously I had been using MS Word (Starter 2010 pre-installed on laptop) but that is refusing to work, I cannot open it at all.  I've tried installing a free download again but it's not working so I don't know what's going on :-/  I'm trying to get advice from several sources; just waiting for replies.

I went to Poland for a few days with Pat, really enjoyed it.  We had  room overlooking the river which was lovely.  I've uploaded photos onto laptop so will blog about it in a few days.  I intend to show a selection of pics on here but upload all of them onto Flickr so if people want to see them all they can.  Also visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park earlier in the week; for the first time since I moved here - shame on me!  It's a wonderful place.  Stupidly I didn't think to take my camera so had to rely on my phone so only got a few pics.  There are sculptures by many different artists; I didn't make note of them all.  There was quite a large installation of sculptures by Miro and a small gallery in the same building as one of the restaurants/cafes showing limited edition of Miro prints.  Also an installation named 'Family of Man' by our very own Barbara Hepworth.  Oh I'm so fickle, after all Barbara Hepworth hails from Wakefield; where I now live; and I of course hail from Liverpool which is on the opposite side of the country.  Though Liverpool is now in the county of Merseyside it was once part of Lancashire - do you know about the 'War of the Roses?' - enough said! hehe  Many of the sculptures at the park are on loan from various parts of the world.  I loved the little greenhouse that housed lots of plantpots with 'Word Poems' in; onlyh one of which I'm showing here plus info about the author.  I could've reduced the image quality and taken more photographs but wasn't sure how well they would turn out, actually the last 2 are lower quality and are fine.  This is only a tiny taste of what's on offer.  The park covers 500 acres.

On the left, one of the 'Family of Man' series by Barbara Hepworth

Beautiful bark (not one of the sculptures haha)

Miro Sculptures

Thought I'd share this - it's nothing special except that I planted it up along with another for myself and 2 for my daughter whilst they were on holiday last October!  Can you believe it?  There were other plants in which died off and the pansies have taken over :-)


Crafty Chris said...

Sounds like you had a lovely break the pics look fantastic, its not hard to know you are a arty person when you take a photo of tree bark, my sister used to think I missed the person that was standing there, hehe,
Chris x

Linby said...

I've been meaning to go to the Yorks Park for years - maybe this will be the year! Great photos.

Kathleen said...

Pages are great Anne, glad you enjoyed the trip to Poland, never been to YSP certain it will not be my scene.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

patcrafts said...

Great photos of YSP makes me want to nip down there to have a look. Great art calendar pages too. xx

Cheryl said...

oh they are super super journal pages Hun,and as for the photos,they are just brilliant,love them,hugs Cherylxxxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your beautiful bright colours for June. Didn't visit YSP last year but due for a visit in the Summer! Hoping the Miro exhibition is still on - love your photos, Chrisxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Where have I been? I couldn't believe it when I read you had moved. What a shock.

I really like your June pages. They will be bright and colorful even after you have added your thoughts.

My uni here (Wichita State U) has TWO Miros. One is a sculpture of a fat "person," and one is a large mosaic that takes up one side of the art building. It is huge and colorful, unlike the black person. WSU has the largest group of sculptures in the US. I was always impressed as I walked the campus.

The sculptures you showed are awesome. I really liked the rusty looking images on benches. I think it was my favorite, although the "rabbit" was pretty great, too.

Thanks for dropping by. Apparently I've been gone from your blog for far too long.

Twiglet said...

Hi there! Good to see you. I love the sculpture park - I used to work at Woolley Hall a few miles away. x Jo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First I don't visit for months, then I visit two days in a row. I thought you might enjoy these two sites I found with one of the Miro's I talked about above:

and from the WSU website:

This one shows how large the Miro is. Apparently it is due for restoration.

When I was going to WSU in the early 90s, it was named the largest collection of campus sculptures in the US. In 2006, it was only in the top ten campus sculpture collections.

And finally, if you are interested, here is a link to the entire sculpture collection, including the two Miros (listed on the left sidebar.

Monica said...

What an interesting sculpture park. it must be something in the air as things keep disappearing from my computer.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Really like your colours for June and May was pretty. Thanks for sharing the lovely sculptures

Peachy Magoo said...

Glad to heasr you had a good time in Poland will you bring photos to group? Sculpture park photos look fab x

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Your May page is so pretty and spring-like. Those sculptures are fun.