Bits and pieces

by Bonnie Pockley

I’ve learnt in life that your spoken and written word carry weight. I’ve simply found that writing lists and voicing desires seems to set things in motion. I’m not sure if it’s because it makes us aware of opportunity and open to change or if some other magic is involved but I write wish lists carefully because each year, one by one, many of the things I’ve wanted come into my experience. I’ve learnt to be careful what you wish for. I’ve learnt to be exact. I’ve learnt that it’s best done with absolute focus and then forgotten about all together because everything always unfolds in the least expected ways. This week, for example, the UK fashion editor for Harper’s Baazar walked into Mockingbird Sing. I was also approached to be the costume designer of a festival production in 2013. Somewhere in the back of my mind I recall voicing a desire to get into costume and earlier this year I decided that I’d like to learn more about editing – specifically in terms of art direction and magazine print media. Wishes come to life like that. They are quiet, they come unannounced and whisper in your ear rather than bang on the door screaming, ‘Let me in’.

Here are some other bits and pieces from our week:

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1. Rainbow bright 2. Little pool 3. Always my best friends 4. It’s in the detail (painting by Emma de Clario) 5. Old general store 6. Finally hung these up 7. Feast 8. Morrisey men’s shoes, why not? 9. Green garden 10. A quiet moment 11. Ever so coy 12. Don’t eat the groceries yet 13. The Good Table 14. Campari on ice 15. Surrounded by beauty at Mockingbird Sing