Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
There is a wide variety of food to choose from!
Posted by clare at 3:52 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Who to see perform next? There is such a wealth of good music to choose from - inevitably also some time clashes! In this fantasy programme, I'd find it very hard to choose between seeing Neneh Cherry and Ernest Ranglin - in fact, if the stages are close enough together, I'd be tempted to watch half of each set. By the way, the action currently on stage is roadies moving equipment around, preparing for the next artists.
The blank time slots in the programme present ideal opportunities to get something to eat..
Posted by clare at 9:04 AM
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Watching the first band! My friends and I generally like to sit/stand very close to the mixing desk because the sound is best from there. This means we are never at the front. Over the weekend, I went to two music festivals: this image is an amalgamation of things I saw at both. One of the festivals was http://www.london.gov.uk/rise/.
I've been having problems working out how to make links, but may have just succeeded! So hopefully, this will take you to my website:
Posted by clare at 10:12 AM
Friday, July 11, 2008
The next activity is to study the programme, and work out which performers we definitely want to see - hoping for no performance time clashes! Plus which artistes we might like to see at times no "must sees" are on stage.
By the way, today I have given my blog a shiny new header : )
Posted by clare at 8:31 PM
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Next step is to buy a programme and
a cup of coffee!
Posted by clare at 10:42 AM
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Putting up the tents is the first task when we arrive at the festival site. It's always great to see the camping field gradually filling with a sea of multi-coloured tents! My friends and I endeavour to get there early enough to find space to pitch our tents next to each other.
Posted by clare at 9:56 AM
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Some of the other essentials for camping at a music festival: tent (it's amazing how compact they are these days!); air bed + foot pump; bag containing change of clothes, sleeping bag, etc; The Mermaid; and, finally, wellies. Hopefully I won't actually need to wear these at Womad this year, but if I do they are at least pretty.
Posted by clare at 7:25 PM
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I've been looking forward to doing this painting of my favourite music festival bag, known to my friends as "The Mermaid". It's practical because it is plastic, so waterproof; a good size for containing essentials to have with me at all times - sunglasses, sunscreen, sketchbook and paints, water, money, etc - plus it is largely transparent, so easier to find stuff in! A delightful holiday feature of it is that the flower on the cover flap contains real sand, which shifts around reminiscent of being on a beach. Oh yes, and I am a huge fan of "The Little Mermaid" anyway : )
Posted by clare at 10:50 AM
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
July's blog project is music festivals, which I love to go to in the summer. This illustration was made for a cd cover, so is not new, but it does convey summer well! I'm going to be painting lots of images associated with festivals over the month of July.
I am also very much looking forward to going to Womad, and Rise. This year my friend, photographer Lisa Rocket, will be coming along too. You can see her fab music festival photos here: http://lisarocket.co.uk/ They capture the atmosphere perfectly!
Posted by clare at 4:14 PM