Friday, July 20, 2012

Graduation Ceremony, Middlesex University, London England

lived experience, months of labour
pioneer science, domestic respect
eternal and timeless, natural order
intimate grandeur, I am just a speck
life whirls around me, repetitive risking
wide gentle blanket, stitching holds time
my friend the horizon, breathing in, breathing out
rhythmic intensity, simple design
daily activity, existence and absence
urgent decisions undo and redo
my caress is a gift, embedded in nature
touch is the mother, returns self to you 
Judy Martin:  First Class Honours, BA embroidered textiles, Middlesex University, July 20, 2012

Monumental Simplicity, silk wool blend fabric dyed with plants and hand stitched with silk yarn, 109" square
Six fellow grads at the July 20th ceremony.  From left to right, Val Cross, Victoria Jenkins, Jean Kirk, Caroline Hibbs, Marilyn Hall and Denise Jones.  Congratulations to all of you.
Although the four overseas students did not attend the ceremony, we were in London for the exhibition at the university a month earlier, June 20th.  Congratulations goes out to Monika Bruckner from Germany, Lesley Turner and Ingrid Lincoln from Canada (as well as moi).  

Now, on to the next challenge for all of us.


  1. way to go judyxxxlynda

    1. Thanks Lynda. Same to you!


  2. Hearty congratulations. Those pictures of your work in the sun are magnificent.

  3. Wonder-full photography. I just love this post, very spiritual .... the sun rise, the cloth and your beautiful words. Feeling gentle awe.

    Congratulations to you all.

    Jacky xox