"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Sunday, 1 October 2017

autumn on the beach

Today is the first day of October and the first day in a new phase of my life.  This sounds profound I know but there have been a lot of things happen in my life over the last few weeks and, indeed, the last few years actually.  I have been quiet the last few weeks, considering and reflecting, making life changing decisions and adjustments.  I hope these changes will mean I have more time to follow my heart, pursue new interests and progress my work.  It's really rather exciting to find myself on a new path ...

These photos were taken on the beach a few days ago when I was rock pooling with my very dear friends Julie and Stewart.  I love how the camera picks up colours and textures that are otherwise unnoticed.  I adore the peacefulness of beachcombing and always appreciate the inspiration that comes from such a ramble amongst the weeds that the sea throws onto the rocks.

Recently the coast of Cornwall has seen hundreds of Portuguese Man O War wash ashore, most probably due to the storms over the Atlantic in recent weeks.  I confess to not knowing very much about these beautiful creatures, other than they cause very painful and potentially very dangerous stings when touched.  It is tempting to want to get close to them and I very carefully turned one over with a stone to reveal their luminous, fluorescent blue ribbons (tentacles).  However, they should never, ever be touched by human skin.  I intend to read up and find out more about them.

In the days ahead, I will share updates, news and begin again with my projects.  Till then, I send love to you all.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

St. Ives Textiles show

a week to go and much to do ...

9 - 16 September 2017
St. Ives Textiles - Kernow Inspirations
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St. Ives

I will be there on the 11th and 16th September - hope to see you there