Monday, February 06, 2023

A quiet week

It has been a quiet week at Hepworth Towers, apart from the chainsawing and chopping of wood. Dave has been ‘processing’ the tree he chopped down. He’s been stacking it too. Boy he works hard. We now have enough for next winter. Let's just hope they don't ban wood burning stoves before then.

I, meanwhile, have been working on a still life which I am not yet happy to show you. It’s been a tough one to get right and while struggling with a particular section of it I got so fed up I put it in one side, thinking  I’ll paint something fun, something just for me. Why on earth did that thought run through my head? I’m free to paint whatever I like. 

So I began on another painting of my gorgeous pandemic quilt. I’m fascinated by the shapes and shades it makes when it’s rumpled. And of course I’m wild about the colours.

I'll finish the still life in a couple of days.

I've begun 'work' on the forms for lasting power of attorney. The most complicated bit seems to be getting the signatures signed from the right people in the right order, and working out who can be witnesses. Strangely, this latter requirement varies from signature to signature.

One highlight of the week was my new granddaughter smiling at me for the first time. She went on her first demo with her mother, the lovely Jaine. There’s so much to protest about and you can’t start too young. 

With widespread newspaper coverage of Happy Valley this month, and speculation about the final episode, I’ve felt left out. Sally Wainwright is a stonking writer and yet I have not watched HV because I know the drama has been brutal and I can’t do brutal. Then yesterday on FaceTime Isaac mentioned they’d all been watching something on Netflix called Wednesday, so I asked Lux (12) about it but she said “It’s not suitable for you, Sue. It’s too gory.” 

I’ve just looked it up and Wiki says it’s a coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror. Well, if it’s reached the stage when the girls’ TV tastes don’t overlap with mine, I’ll have to wait until I can watch Paw Patrol and Bluey with the new little granddaughter who cannot be named. 

This week I'm going to a preview of an exhibition in Sheffield in which one of my paintings figures. Guess what? It's one of my patchwork quilt.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. Especially the rumpled hint of body beneath.
Thea xx

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you xxx

marmee said...

Yes, that is a happy painting! I watched the first season of Happy Valley years ago, good writing good acting ...can't do it anymore! Started watching a nice series created by the same people who did Lasso, this one is called Shrinking. My grandson also warns me off movies that i am not robust enough to watch! Oh sue, what a lovely thing to be around a little baby !

Sue Hepworth said...

We’re peas in a pod, you and me. 😊

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the selection of your marvellous painting for the exhibition I can only imagine the great warmth of reaction to it
Your granddaughters are legends. All three!!

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Ana.
I’m going to visit the American granddaughters in three weeks time. Can’t wait!