Saturday, 3 March 2012

Romany Roots



One advantage of being too unwell to move around, is time to sit and reflect. I looked over some images I had taken at the Museum of Kent Life a while ago and remembered I had taken some images of myself reflected in a display telling the story of the hop-pickers who worked on the farms. My grandmother, a Romany, would have worked alongside the Eastenders who came to work and to have a little sunshine in the late Summer.
Had a lovelyy afternoon with my friend Anne, stitching, whilst we welcomed people to our afternoon viewing of Cuttings. in Tunbridge Wells. If I am fit enough, hope to catch up with a few friends and see the David Hockney in the next month.
Oh, and I managed to get on with a lot of hand-stitching and finished some pieces for the exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show and Festival of Quilts.

4 comments:

Tricks said...

Love the images Cas. You lucky thing going to the Hockney. Is that the lastest work where he has been working on broad landscapes in a tree lined lane? Take some pictures if they allow. I would love to see them. Enjoy Best Wishes Tricia x:D

Cas Holmes said...

HI Tricia

Fingers crossed I can get in to the Hockney..my friend is a friend of the gallery. However, I am sure we cannot take images...sorry.

Martine said...

Handstitchin........so soothing It will make you get better soon.
XXXm

Christine Linton said...

I come from Kent myself (now in Adelaide) and remember the smell of the hop fields - heady!