I seem to be going in phases with my posts - either three in a week or three weeks of nothing. I am doing 9.5 hour days at work at the moment trying to save the overtime to do some training with a photographer down in Bristol (a hefty £1250 for a day's training!). I'm also trying to get the business off the ground, arranging advertising etc, and it's not an easy thing when you're working 7-5 M-F. Really, I need to use the overtime to actually buy myself more time...any takers?
Tomorrow I'm taking a day off and going up to London to "do" four exhibitions:
First up, at the National Portrait Gallery:
1. Daily Encounters: Photographs from Fleet Street - I've heard fantastic things about this exhibition and it ends this weekend so thought I should get my skates on.
2. Pop Art Portraits - Wasn't even aware of this one until I checked the NPG website, but now I'm very excited.
And then on to the V&A...
3. The Art of Lee Miller - I've looked forward to this one for a while as am a big fan of Lee Miller, and seeing her work in the flesh is just too good to be true. She's a classic case of an artist not taken seriously until many years after her time. Not to get all feminist, but possibly down to her being a woman? And a former model?
4. The Golden Age of Couture: Paris & London 1947-1957 - I love, love, love vintage couture so I will love this.
I could spend all day at the V&A, just wandering through the collections and browsing the excellent shop. If this has never been on your "To do" list of London, then I implore you to take the tube to South Kensington and do it.
I also love sitting outside the NPG with a coffee and croissant and watching the pigeons fill Trafalgar Square with their excrement. A most delightful afternoon spent.