Saturday, 21 January 2017

Fancy A Boat Trip?

 

There is nothing I like better on a grey winter's day than looking back on my holiday snaps.

Fancy a trip to St.Michael's Mount?

It looks like the tide's coming in, so a boat trip is required!

I love the trip to the Mount, it's very refreshing!

Me Mum and Dad, waiting for me....

It's a tradition on holiday that we have to have a cream tea here.

(Well, you should never ignore tradition!)

I love their gardens here...

And Middie likes it too!

The boat ride back was extra refreshing!

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair...

On Saturday we visited Lou Lou's Vintage Fair at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

It was really busy with loads of vintage lovlieness!

Look at this bobby- dazzler!

And I fell in love with this fox skirt worn by one of the stall holders.

(I did ask permission before taking this photo!.....how amazing are those shoes and tights!)

Love the Wombles!

And Snoopy!

I also met up with the ever fabulous Miss Pigeon Vintage, so many treasures.

What better way to end the day, than with a big bag of shopping,

and a slice of cake!

 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Play Day...

This week has been pretty stressful for the Art Foundation students that I help to teach at college... impending University interviews, deadlines, essays and the like.

I could hear myself telling them to enjoy their own artistic practice, and to keep a sense of joy in what they do.

And when I was back in my own tiny studio I realised why teaching is so important to me, because it reminds me to practice what I preach.

And so I played and flung the paint around.

I always seem to love the paper that is used as the 'table cloth' best, and things started to emerge...

Just little things, but small beginnings none the less.

I've no idea where this is going, but isn't that half the fun?

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Friday, 6 January 2017

The Strand...

Fancy going vintage shopping, just the antidote needed on a grey and rainy day.

Let's pop into The Strand in Newlyn, Cornwall (we can have some fish and chips on the harbour front afterwards!)

There is so much to see in this amazing shop that it takes ages to walk around.

There is inspiration in every nook and cranny.

Mother and daughter selfie opportunity!

What a fine looking young man!

The only problem with taking photos is that afterwards you spy something that you really should have bought....like that lovely lady on the right hand side.

It's so strange how I often don't actually see everything when I'm looking through the lens.

Sob!

I really love the way that many of the items are displayed in a humourous way......

..... or this is a very scary CCTV system in operation!

Oo I enjoyed that!

Now then, do you want vinegar on your chips?

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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Radical Craft.

19/11/16 - 28/1/17
Please check for opening times and for up to date information, if you wish to visit this exhibition, as some gallery areas are temporarily closed.

This fascinating exhibition features the work of 34 self taught artists, some of whom face personal barriers including health issues, disability or social circumstances.
Lasmin Salmon
'Rug'
Joanne B Karr
'Pair of Looped Boots'
Grass
Judith Scott
'Yam'
(Please excuse the selfie!)
Atsushi Yoshimoto
'Untitled I'
Nnena Kalu
'Mummified Sculptures'
I loved these so much, it was amazing to see the layers inside the pieces.
Horace Lindezey
'Seven Suits'
Wire, stitch and metal plate
Terence Wilde
'Embodiments'
Ceramic
Pinkie Maclure
'Landfill Tantrum'
Stained Glass
Aradne
'The Gathering'
Machine Embroidery
Tom Baby
'Teddy'
Mixed Media Sculpture
Beth Hopkins
'Untitled 2015'
Mixed Media
This piece was made from items washed up by the Thames river.
Dalton M Ghetti
'Small Is Beautiful'
Graphite and Wood
Ghetti produced these sculptures onto discarded carpenters'pencils to challenge himself to create the smallest sculptures he could physically produce.
He used a sewing needle as a carving tool, and each piece could take up to a year to produce as he could only work on them for up to two hours a day, as the work was so intense.
Pascal Tassini
'Bridal Headdress II'
Mixed Media

I hope you enjoyed this visit, I've included links to the two art organisations that created this exhibition:
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