One of the most precious things that blogging has brought me has been the friendship of Lyn from Everyday Life
. We don't live near each other, but we live near enough to meet up often and share our interests (of which there are many!). I never thought for one moment when I started blogging that it would bring me so many wonderful real friendships. Lyn had mentioned meeting up with husbands this time at the YSP to take a look at the Emily Sutton Exhibition "Town & Country". The husbands had never met before.
So off we pootled last week on a bit of a damp day to meet up, The exhibition has been fantastic ( I have to confess I've been to see it a few times) - the sheer volume of work by Emily Sutton was amazing and each and every picture and bird is a true work of art. There is so much detail attached to each piece. I may have to buy a few prints. I loved them.
It was lovely to wander around with my friend who pointed out details I hadn't noticed. Lyn's husband is a good artist too and appreciated the work that went into each work - from the smallest miniature to the larger pieces. All so very different. My hubby loved the subject matter - especially the French market scenes.
I wish I could draw and paint. It was a privilege to see Emily's sketch pads - so very interesting.
We all loved her embroidered birds - so many of them! Lyn and I said that we could probably make these - then looked at each other and laughed!
The colours and detail were spot on. This was my hubby's favourite.
We went for a wander around the park, we noticed plenty of birds making lots of noise in the trees.
The Chapel has an interesting exhibition at the moment. A Song for Coal
which has an interesting visual display accompanied by music from Opera North.
I think ther were deciding how it had been made!
The visual projection is taken from a design from a church window in Paris.
The individual segments change frequently......
... and are made up of individual pictures and videos. I think I might pop back and watch the full run of this.
I enjoy a wander around YSP any time of year, bit it was made extra special with my lovely pal.
We were left to snap away whilst the chaps wandered off moaning to each other about how long a walk takes with bloggers who spot even the tiniest of detail!
I'm sure Lyn will have a very similar post at some stage!
Sadly, the day was over too soon. We spun it out with coffee and delicious cake, but the park was almost closing so we had to say au revoir - until the next time.
On the way back to our car, hubby and I were treated to Starlings swarming - which was a fantastic sight. Hundreds and hundreds of them flying over our heads and landing in the tree tops.
They make a fabulous sight.
Thank you for a lovely afternoon Lyn and Hubby - we really enjoyed your company and can't wait for our next get together soon.