There was an exhibition

and then there was a holiday.

First, the exhibition, "Landscapes of Possibility".

It happened during the conference in Berlin of the Researching and Applying Metaphor conference. RaAM and I go back a long way - to its beginnings in fact. And it was lovely to meet up with friends and former colleagues in the exhibition room.

There were paintings on paper and on canvas. A wonderful group of students helped put up the work and organise the furniture to make the university room welcoming as an art space.

There were lots of visitors, for the artist talk on the Saturday and throughout the weekend.

 I especially enjoyed meeting Robin, who has just turned 4, and who wanted to make her own picture in response to one of mine.

I especially enjoyed meeting Robin, who has just turned 4, and who wanted to make her own picture in response to one of mine.

There was lots of deep looking, encouraged by providing guidelines and by making the space as comfortable as possible. Cushions helped.

 I really hate 'museum legs' and want my visitors to feel at home with the art...

I really hate 'museum legs' and want my visitors to feel at home with the art...

And there were sales and positive comments. All in all, a lovely experience.

Then I needed a break...