there is nothing more companionable than sitting in a beautiful spot, chatting, crafting and sketching together sharing photos and tiny tendrilly stone and wire sculptures and seeing how our different items sit together perched on 200 year old juniper still … Continue reading
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Tagged beach huts, flowers, Portland, sculpture, teasels
Glorious day to sit and create with a wonderful bunch of artists and and a perky little terrier ……..
Posted in art from natural objects, drawing, knitting, other artists, photographs, sculpture, stone, textiles, walks
Tagged beach hut, light house, Portland, sketching, studio day, teasel, wire work
After the slow business and concentration of learning the new skill of stone carving, Miss E thoroughly enjoyed working with clay and made this delightful leaping dolphin Exploring a familiar medium in a different way The dolphin was left to … Continue reading
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Tagged beach hut, clay, hand prints, Portland, printing, sculpture
Miss E (my 6 year old granddaughter) asked me if she could ‘do some art’ with Sarah at the Sculpture Hut and so I booked a session and off we went with our packed lunch and warm coats. E just … Continue reading
Back to the beach, rock pools, caves and gentle waves the baby spuddled amongst the masses of black seaweed, E and my daughter went for a swim and R and I made a labyrinth When looking for a link … Continue reading
Posted in children's art, land art, mandalas, sculpture, stone
Tagged beach, carob pods, labyrinth, mandalas, sand art, sand dragon, spirals
Newgale Beach has to be one of the very best beaches for sand sculpture. The sand is fine enough and damp enough to hold its shape. Whilst I sat in the car with my crochet and a sleeping baby the others … Continue reading
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Andrew Hayes has two great loves–pulp books (or at least their pages) and smooth, cool metal. He chose to combine them into sculptures that contrast hard and soft, permanent and easily destroyed. © Andrew Hayes The…
Following on from the previous post: A few more pictures of our very enjoyable Open Studio day yesterday If you missed it come along on Sunday, 11th August, when we will be combining our Studio Day with an Open … Continue reading
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Tagged children painting, children's painting, Dorset, open studio, painting, Portland, Portland Legacy Trail, Spirit of Portland, stone carving
The sun came out after all for our free open studio afternoon, and we had some lovely people seek us out. With the stonechat team on hand we had lots to offer: thank you! It felt good to be working … Continue reading
I’ve wanted to see Derek Jarman’s Garden for at least 15 years and on Tuesday, after a long drive across the bleak, flat marshes we found it more easily than I thought we might. Although it is not as he … Continue reading
Posted in garden, land art, mandalas, other artists, sculpture, stone, walks
Tagged beach, beach hut, coast, Derek Jarman, Derek Jarman's garden, Dungeness, garden, land art, pebbles, stones
So much to tell you! On Monday I spent a very hot and sticky 4.5 hours in my car (no air-con) to stay with friends in Kent and was rewarded by arriving in the most idyllic garden full of roses … Continue reading
I am a little behind with this post as currently I am in Kent (more about that later). The weather was glorious on Sunday and we tried to get in any shade we could. Wendy was drawing pebbles Tony was … Continue reading
I was lucky enough to have a couple of days at the beach hut last week, on Wednesday I was working on creating a new crochet pattern which, of course has a daisy element, my latest passion. On Friday, Sarah … Continue reading
Four of us gathered at the huts on Sunday for our second Studio Day of the year. I found it hard to get myself there, tired from a busy week and a late night and the weather wasn’t helping – … Continue reading
Sharing links to other blogs is a LOVErly idea from Tammy at Daisy Yellow, so here goes – some British blog links: 1. The blog of a Scottish architect interested in Land Art 2. My fellow blogger Sarah did a stunning … Continue reading
Cherry Orchard Farm is beautiful. via Cherry Orchard Farm is beautiful.
Dorset Art Weeks fast approaching….
A leaf mandala created by Caroline on her new birdbath, inspired by the magnolia petals created by Sarah Gilpin.
Stonecarving at the Sculpture Hut My sister and her daughter working in harmony, and look what they achieved in just one session!
Studio Day experiments – Exploring plinths/frames for exhibiting at Dorset Art Weeks….