London - According to my blog stats, some of you live in the United Kingdom and it's to you that I am appealing. My husband and I will be in London next month. It's a business trip for him and vacation for me. The little urchins will be at home enjoying art camp and having my parents all to themselves. What fun they are going to have!
Back to London. After having the weekend together, I'll have 2 days to explore on my own while my husband is in meetings. There's plenty to see, yet I'm curious about the galleries, textile shops, cafes, gardens, etc. that only those who live in the area know about. You know what I mean...those little jewels that tourists never find because they aren't in the tourist magazines or on the maps. If you don't mind, would you share some of them with me? Please? It would be lovely and very much appreciated.
Orange - It's almost time for the June installment of Searching for Roy G Biv - next Thursday, the 21st. This month's color is...can you guess?...orange. Feel free to join in the fun!
Dots - Rusty dots. Rusty measle-y sort of dots. And polyps. Rusty polyps. Before going to Oz, a few pieces were wrapped and bundled to rust while I was away. Green tea was used and visions of deep indigo danced in my dreams. The most striking piece is...well...a disaster. And here's why
As I unwrapped what seemed to be a glorious piece, the dots became visible. A groan escaped while the thought of mildew ran through my mind. However, it is not mildew or mold.
The pattern of the dots echo the pattern of the rusty polyps on the gear below. There were, and still are, a bunch of them on this gear that weren't there when it was bundled.
If you're a rust junkie also, I'm wondering if you've come across this before? I plan to clean the gear before using it again, but wonder if the polyps will reappear.
This pattern is just way too striking not to try to replicate...sans the rusty measles, of course.
Any thoughts, insights, suggestions, tips, etc. about London, the color orange and rusty measles/polyps are welcome. Enjoy!