This week we’ve been working with the lovely chaps at Marshall Murray. Marshall Murray source sculpture and artwork from the most incredible artisans, hand selecting and representing the finest artists in Britain. Incidentally, they have an amazing sculpture trail at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, where pieces have been thoughtfully sourced and placed to make the most of the vista, light and surroundings.
Through Marshall Murray I’ve been introduced to the work of Heather Jansch, who specialises in pieces crafted from driftwood (driftwood?! Isn’t it madness to think that these works of art are composed entirely of things that are washed up on the beach?!). Heather’s work is highly sought after, attracting a three year waiting list for commissions. Her driftwood horses are simply stunning – the musculature, fine detail and characteristics are so life-like that it’s unreal. As you’ll no doubt know by now, I’m a total horse nut myself so I’m naturally drawn to her work. Isn’t it exquisite?
Last night, for the first time in AGES, I had my little home studio all to myself. I’ve had to share it with Dan since the winter when the roof of his man-cave (aka the shed) started leaking in the bad weather, so having the space to myself was quite a bit deal. Ah, it was amazing. I wrote blog posts, drank coffee and cranked up Spotify. And while doing so, came across this little gem by Bloc Party. The perfect chill-out track. Enjoy.
I have a confession. I didn’t pick up my laptop once all weekend. I barely thought about work. And it was lovely. Remember last month I shared my new years’ resolutions with you, in which I wrote about making more time for fun? I think I’m getting the hang of it! I spent Friday night double-dating with Dan, my best friend and her boyfriend, rode Saturday morning, spent Saturday afternoon pottering in the garden and celebrated a friends’ birthday with him on Saturday night, before spending all day Sunday at a dressage show. I have to admit to a few pangs of guilt about not squeezing in my usual blogging session, but I’m not going to let it worry me (too much).
I’m not going to kid myself though – hard work comes with the territory when you want to be a success, and I’m not going to make a habit of this (besides, I enjoy my weekend blogging). What rituals do you have for making the most of the weekend, without letting work suffer?