Oxford Sightseeing

IMG_0039_2Yesterday we went to the Ashmolean Museum, where we walked through the Renaissance and later European-era galleries. We always enjoy the gallery with the Grand Tour plein air sketches from the 1800s as that style is very similar to my own plein air work, albeit in acrylics on gesso board instead of oil on paper.  Serendipitously, we arrived in time for an Ed Paschke exhibit. This was a pleasant surprise as Cyd is very familiar with Paschke’s work from her days at the Art Institute of Chicago. IMG_0041_2

Cyd returned to the Oxford Yarn Store today to meet with the Wednesday morning Knit Club and discuss the potential for a set of exchange trips between Oxford and Tucson fibre artists. We also discussed these trips with Karen and her husband Alex last night at the Rose and Crown across North Parade Lane from Karen’s shoppe, where, you guessed it, more Fish and Chips accompanied by some excellent Oyster Stout was involved.

While Cyd was at the yarn shoppe, I hung out in our room at the Tower House catching up on some paperwork and doing a bit of qualitative data analysis for my paper on Team Dynamics. Since OERS got rescheduled for August, I’ve regrettably let that task slide and now I must make up some time in order to present the paper on the new schedule. But now, it is time to go sight-seeing. Up today is a bus ride out to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The Hobbit in me loves all references to shires, so I am looking forward to the trip. Pip, pip, and cheerio!

Joe and Cyd

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