Saturday, 29 October 2011

Driftwood Accommodation Series for craft2eu Shop, Hamburg.....

This week I have been mainly working on making more Christmas Decorations and a range of Accommodation Series pieces for the craft2eu shop in Hamburg. They took longer than I thought they would to achieve (mainly because I got carried away making tower blocks!).

You may recognise these little blocks from my accessories range, but they are quite cute as pieces in themselves, and I feel that they look especially nice when there is a group of them! So, here they are in my garden:

I think that in regards to these pieces, perspective and scale go right out of the window!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Beach Combing Photographs............

I am so used to beach combing alone, but over the past few months I have had a few people join me, who have taken photos. It was nice to have the company but quite strange at the same time, and it demonstrated how fussy I am about what I pick up!

Here are a fine selection of the photographs to show you! Thanks to Eva, Gavin and Collette!

 Happy to find a good piece of driftwood!

 Making sure I comb the whole beach!

 Scaring the seagulls!

 Excusing the cheesy pose, this is a spot that I love to look at, it's always different!

 "I have great desire, my desire is great". Complete with the obligatory man-with-metal-detector!

 To keep or not to keep...?

 There is sand on Brighton beach!!

Not liking having my photo taken!

Research Trip to Edinburgh....

Last week I went to Edinburgh for a few days to collect new materials and do research, and here are some images of what I saw and enjoyed!

 Fresh produce on sale at Craigie's Farm

 Lovely colours and shapes

 A mallard enjoying the pond at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

 Pink-bottomed traffic cones? Never seen these before!

 Painted dry-stone wall

 A beach made almost entirely of various shells and well worn pieces of slate.

 Odd painted rocks on sticks in a neighbour's garden

 I like this font!

Luss on Loch Lomond, a very beautiful place

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Yesterday, in Sunny Eastbourne....

Here are some photographs from my day trip to Eastbourne yesterday. I hadn't planned to take a trip to Beachy Head as well, but it was beautiful up there with the numerous paragliders flying about in the bright sunshine. Although I did actually take the very long (but more scenic) route and ended up freezing cold as the sun went in! I like the way that you can see the day coming to an end in the photographs. Enjoy!

 Heading up the hill, not quite sure where I'm meant to be going, but enjoying the view nonetheless!


 I love this photo!

 This photo looks like 3 pictures in 1! Check out Eastbourne Pier in the background.
I was very impressed that none of the paragliders bumped into each other, but they 
did come close when landing.

 Beachy Head Lighthouse!

 The pub, the people and the paragliders!

 Watching up above. (I love this photo too!)

 A dusk view of Eastbourne, and two Mister Magpies!

 A very quiet, and pretty, promenade.

Further Images from Multisensory, Venice....

I was emailed these the other day, showing how my work looks in the show; I like the green lights on the white lettering!



Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Hearts from Above......

I've just been putting my driftwood hearts onto their own page (please see the bar above), and noticed that some of the photos are quite pretty. Here are a few that I particularly like: