Snapped on a shop front in Paris on my New Year jaunt… seems an age away. While there I decided to move forward on a project I’ve been thinking about for well .. YEARS! Its taken until now for any substantial progress to be made. Life the living of interrrupted plus starting a new work gig in March. Anyway I’ve decided to set up a sort of salon for people to come together over food to make connections, have lively conversations, make the world smaller more connected. Its time I impacted my own era. If it goes well this weekend I hope to run them regularly.
Paris Street Art 2013/14
Everywhere in the modern world there is neglect, the need to be recognized, which is not satisfied. Art is a way of recognizing oneself, which is why it will always be modern. (Louise Bourgeois)
So walking through St Germaine on my hols at New Year .. I passed a shop with these scarves in the window. Sorry about the reflections it was the best I could do. And I got excited because I realised I’d seen a genuine Sophie Digard crocheted scarf in the wild – so to speak.
Brilliant! I took this picture on Broughton St just before I went to Berlin. To be honest it just crystalized changes that have been percolating since before Christmas. Many things have moved and changed. I’ve put in more boundaries, I’m more focussed on making things happen for myself rather than bob along doing what others want me to do. I’ve just spent 3 days painting my kitchen – back-breaking work especially the ceiling. I’m slinging lots of things out towards the charity shop / bin. I’m so tired of holding onto things given to me by other people. Lets just put a moratorium on stuff OF ALL KINDS unless it can be crocheted or consumed. Lots of different and new projects in the pipeline. Updates soon…