Xmas Show


This morning I made some prints for Christmas presents, before visiting Margery and Paul at:

Xmas show brochure

This ever popular exhibition did not disappoint in its array of art works in different media, reasonably enough priced to make for good, unpressurised Christmas shopping.

Clown cushion

Margery’s own charming clown cushion makes a good start.


Lucille Scott’s snails would decorate any garden.


There is much good jewelry on a par with these necklaces.

Deborah Richards’s ceramic sculptures are a highlight.

Hare wire picture

I liked Ruth Facey’s wire pictures.

Lounge Lady

Rita Rouw’s Lounge Lady, reflecting the note of humour in the exhibition, has an air of Beryl Cook.

Cock and cats

The cock and cats at the top of the stairs seems a happy juxtapostion.

Monkey linocut

On the way up are a row of Josephine Sumner’s colourful linocuts,

Fish string

opposite which are strings of fish.

Picture and tea set

The contents of this shelf in the kitchen may or may not be for sale. Whether or not, they are examples of the objects around this home that display the best part of a century’s fascination with all forms of creativity.

There is still another week in which to visit the show.

We spent that afternoon with Elizabeth and Mum in turn at their respective homes in West End.

Christmas lights

way home we noticed that a number of the small towns, like Lyndhurst, have switched on their Christmas lights.

There was enough of yesterday’s Indian takeaway for, with the addition of onion bahjis, second helpings this evening. Jackie drank Hoegaarden, and I finished the madiran.

39 responses to “Xmas Show”

  1. It looks like a fantastic show, and it’s interesting to see the different things that people like – I liked the Josephine Sumner lino cuts (though when I looked them up on the web I decided I might have to limit myself to a greetings card.)

  2. Interesting stuff. The collie is great, but I’ll bet it’s difficult to clean. I think my favorite is the red-tailed monkey. I’d be happy to stick that on my wall. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Derrick, have just found your blog, helped by Paul from The First! I haven’t been able to visit the show so am delighted to see your selection of works. My wire drawings are a new development for me so thanks for the mention! ๐Ÿ™‚

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