Circles of Life

Feature Photo is entitled Control by Nakamura Ryuji. It is one of the works shown at the Takeo Paper Show: Subtle Delicate or Infinitesimal.

This past December while in London, I had the chance to visit this incredible exhibition at Japan House. All the exhibits rested on custom built tables which were masterpieces in themselves. The works were created by living artists, working in paper, across many disciplines: art, animation, architecture, fashion, graphic design and literature.

It was such a feast for the senses – unfortunately,  I wasn’t able to capture these creations with my camera phone, due to lack of focus (lots of stunned gawking) & skill (sigh … no excuses).  Here is a link which might give you a taste of some of these wonderful creations.

I am thinking of this exhibition on account of Debbie’s One-Word Sunday: Circles, as the above work is made up of such tiny rings of paper.

In thinking of Circles, I think of several close friends who have lost loved ones just this year.  Younger Daughter has become quite philosophical about the many wakes we’ve attended, and she comforts us all by reminding us that it is all part of the Circle of Life.

 

The Changing Seasons: December 2018

My excuse for this late post (for which I beg your forgiveness & indulgence) is that it has been a whirlwind of a month, filled with hearty eating & congenial revelry in London.  It has been a precious time with adventuresome Older & Younger Daughters, in part with Loving Husband: enjoying catch-up with family & old friends, delighting in the festivities of the season, and welcoming the Christ-child into our midst. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: December 2018”

Finding Treasure: Kenwood House

Tucked away in Hampstead Heath, not far at all from Central London, is this treasure called Kenwood House. I have frequented Hampstead on several occasions but always for the express purpose of singing Sacred Harp at Heath Street Baptist Church.  I had no idea that just a few minutes further down the road is countryside views which are unexpected and stunning, till a Hospitable Friend brought us to explore this lovely heritage home and her grounds, which are reminiscent of the Regency movies & books I love so much. Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Kenwood House”

The Changing Seasons: November 2018

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Singapore anymore”

Borrowed from Frank L Baum’s Wizard of Oz

 

In a blink of an eye, we find ourselves transported from tropical heat to wintery enchantment. We are in London to enjoy a few months with Beloved Aunt & Uncle, to experience the Christmas season in a much cooler fashion than afforded in sunny Singapore. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: November 2018”