Friday, January 17, 2014

Onward and upward ...

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to everyone!
I see by my last post that it is exactly a month since I last blogged. Suffice it to say a lot has been happening behind the scenes here, not least my daughter falling seriously ill in Mexico just before Christmas. She is now back home recovering and I am hopefully back on track with studio work. It was a rocky end to 2013.
I'm still waiting for the scan to come back from my Dr Johnson's House collage, so that I will next week.

Currently on the table is a design for a bookmark for Keats House which, if I do say so myself, is looking very good. Based on the Ode to a Nightingale and very summery. I am just putting a few finishing touches to it though I did declare it finished on my facebook page (Amanda White Art) last night. Above is a photo I took when it was still in the process of coming together.
And here's a detail I snapped yesterday:

The Ode to a Nightingale is my favourite Keats poem and one I am happy I was forced to have to commit to memory while at school. As you see I managed to get the "draught of vintage" into the picture.
Once the weather is more favourable I will be able to take a better photo. In the meantime I have a couple of doll-portraits coming up and a private commission involving a castle tower...
Like I said, onwards and upwards!


  1. Sorry to hear about your Daughter Amanda . Always stops you in your tracks when things like that happens. . Alan x

    1. Hi Alan, long time no speak! Poppy's getting much better now thanks. It was a close one though.

  2. Oh how very scary to be dealing with a serious health issue from afar. I am glad she is home and on the mend. I do love your new work and I too love Ode to a Nightingale. My husband is a poet writing several books in verse on his childhood in cold war Vienna.

  3. Hallo Susan, just catching up here. Thank you for your comments. xxx

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