Wednesday, February 16, 2011

'Telling the Story : sketch book images.’ : some thoughts

I’m really excited about your theme, Rosie.  I just finished reading an excellent book by Edmund de Waal (a British potter), The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss.  His story follows a collection of netsuke--Japanese small art pieces that has been in his family for generations.  Here’s a quote: “..take an object from your pocket and put it down in front of you and you start.  You begin to tell a story”.  And another: “Each one of these netsuke for Anna is a resistance to the sapping of memory."


  1. Thank you for this Marcia. I had a look at the work of Edmund de Waal - lovely! Co-incidentally we drive past one of the places where he has work (Chatsworth in Derbyshire) when we go to visit family. I will plan to call in next time:)

    Rosie x

  2. I love this idea.