I have been lax at keeping the blog posts going. I suppose I’d rather be doing than talking about doing. Things are a little less busy at work, so I ought to get back into this. It’s a while since I visited the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican which I was going to write about. I decided not to because I wasn’t much impressed. But then, I’m not wild about his work anyway, it all feels a bit emperor’s new clothes to me. I only went because it’s free to the art gallery with a Barbican membership – a Christmas gift I’ve used more enthusiastically to see films at a discount.

I’ve had a few enquiries about Spoonflower through this site and I realise it’s because I added a link to here from there, and perhaps it’s tricky to locate the contact form on Spoonflower itself. Well as long as you reach me, it’s all good.

I have a tonne of proofing swatches I didn’t know what to do with, and made a wall art thingy with them. It’s an improvement on the various layers of paintings the panel has worn over the years. I wonder if I could strip back the layers when I get bored with it and show its previous forms like geological strata. In what I hope will prove a decent segue, this may be foreshadowing my next pattern design …