This week saw the first of the Material Girls displays for 2008 at the Thames Chase Forest Centre. Somewhat disappointing I felt as the facilities were mediocre to say the least resulting in what I thought was a lacklustre display far below our usual standards. Still it was mounted as a PR measure as the Forest Centre is trying to promote local arts and crafts and I felt we needed to support anyone with this aim. However, it further highlights the lack of decent display/gallery space to be found in the suburbs of London.
On a brighter note our local 'dogwalking woods' are looking particularly beautiful this year and the scent of the bluebells this weekend was amazing. I took loads of photos and am feeling inspired to produce a piece of work to try and capture the wood's essence.