Hello from Thursday.
What are you up to today? Naturally, I’m faffing about with shelves. Apart from realising that one of my shelves is bowing slightly and I need to sort it out (Top tip: learn from my mistakes and avoid MDF if you’ve got heaps of books) I’ve been reminiscing about something that undoubtedly informed my passion for shelves and still life arrangements. As a child, I’d love visiting my godmother Katina and her husband, William Brooker, a Royal Academy artist. Sometimes I’d be allowed to sneak a peak in his light-drenched studio and look at what he was working on. I was especially fascinated by a shelf of boxes, bottles and containers (especially a green and white striped perfume box – anyone know what this perfume is?). It was such a soothing scene and I loved the fact he’d captured it on canvas forever (see second pic, ‘Still life: Blue, White & Green’). Beautiful, don’t you think?
Martha, The Colour File x