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
Posted in art from natural objects, children's art, how to, recycling, sculpture, stamps, stone, workshops
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
Looking back at photos of my recent stay in Pembrokeshire I found this photo of a wonderfully vibrant lichen found on rocks at Whitesands beach where we went for a wonderful paddle one evening when the sun came … Continue reading
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Tagged Cruella Deville, doodles, knitting pattern, lichen, Pembrokeshire, rocks, seaside, white pens, Whitesands Beach
I’m back in Solva again for the third time this year – bliss! This time I am here with my dear old friend, Jude. We came here together as children, and stayed with my Welsh Grandparents, it is wonderful to go … 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
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
Posted in children's art, open studio, painting, sculpture, stone
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
Windblown shacks and old decaying boats create a fascinating open air ‘museum’. The sea, the tide out for miles and people digging in the sand flats, maybe for cockles? Looking back at the road, with Prospect Cottage on the horizon, … Continue reading
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Tagged beach, decay, Derek Jarman, Dungeness, fishing nets, old boats, pebbles, Prospect Cottage, sea, walk
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
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Tagged beach, beach hut, coast, Derek Jarman, Derek Jarman's garden, Dungeness, garden, land art, pebbles, stones
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
What a luxury – 2 days in a row immersed in collage and sea view wanderings. To get to Portland one drives across ‘The Causeway’ and looking back this morning the sea really was that blue! And there were our … Continue reading
Despite a mist hovering around the coast to begin with, we had a glorious day at the Hut yesterday. What a fabulous place to sort out my collage cuttings and start another colour themed collage – yellows and oranges this … 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
Great idea Tammy of Daisy Yellow to share the links to 5 blogs Here are some of my favourites: Quinn Creative Great thought provoking articles with lots of links to other blogs and art journaling. Matt Scrumptious crochet, wonderful colours and … Continue reading
When the tide is out A mandala left by another, I wonder how long it has been there Looking back towards the village Vibrant green – looks good enough to eat One of several old limekilns on the beach Looking … Continue reading
I am in Solva, South West Wales – my kinda heaven. My mother is Welsh and I spent my childhood Summer holidays on Newgale beach, so when ever I cross the Severn Bridge my heart sings – and it leaps … 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….