Monday, March 31, 2008
Anne Madden and Louis le Brocquy celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today (and also on april 8th!). There's a beautiful picture of them here. I spent some time today looking at le Brocquy's tapestries and marvelling at how well he (a non weaver) understands how to design for the medium. I wonder how much is down to his skill and how much to the weaver's. I suppose it must be an equal balance.
7 tapestries finished, parcelled up and sent to the framer... What a relief! I'm having a short break now and am going to catch up on everything that I've let slide over the past couple of months.
We had a long overdue day off/out in Albi on Friday which was lovely despite persistant rain. I love the mellow, faded beauty of so many French towns and villages. I guess you could call it benign neglect though I do worry that the whole place will just fall down one day. Our local town, Villefranche de Rouergue is beautiful but crumbling. 'Operation 100 façades' has been launched to stop the degeneration but there are very many more than 100 buildings in urgent need of repair.