Yes I know, no blog post for months and you come back with more bloody Latin! Well tough, I know it's been a mild winter but I still like to hibernate. So, having missed passing on a greeting for all the usual festivals I wish you a fruitful Lupercalia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupercalia feel free to run naked through the streets if you wish!
First news of the day is that Tavistock's Bank Square Arts Market is returning next month, March and April will be held indoors at the Pannier Market first Sunday of each month. First Saturday in May will be outside on Bedford Square as part of Tavistock's music and arts festival, June through to September at Bank Square itself and then back indoors for the rest of the year, details all here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bank-Square-Arts-Market/131560983607495 . I'll be exhibiting from May through September and then at one of the Christmas events so notes in diaries now.
And now, more Latin ... You've probably read the 'Resurgam' page and wondered when I was going to get round to finishing it. Well, no it's not finished yet, but I have spent a solid week or so on it and made some significant progress which you can see below. The major development is that having not been happy with the letterform I was using for the inscription (in spite of the fact that it was taken from a photograph of the actual object that currently adorns St Andrews) I discovered from a contemporary photograph that the original 'RESURGAM' sign erected during wartime looked completely different. Obviously hand lettered it used a font somewhere between the London Underground's 'Johnston' signage and 'Gill Sans' but with differences to both. Either way I hope you'll agree that it's a considerable improvement and adds a genuinely evocative feel to the piece. To the extent that it's reminding me somewhat of the work of some of my favourite war artists (you won't be able to see it in this photo but there's a small deliberate nod to Paul Nash in there). There's still some way to go but here it is, almost ready for gilding.
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.