Thursday 15 August 2019

Cornwall Longings...

This is a painting I did when my daughter was only four years old.
It was painted at the time when I was starting to think that I could maybe 'do something' with my art, (although I must admit that I'm still figuring that out-but that's half the fun isn't it!)
I think that because your artwork is always evolving, like something that has a life of its own, you can never quite catch up and figure out what's going on. 
But even though it can be so frustrating sometimes it's the thing I most love about trying to live a creative life.
Anyhow, I'm waffling on, please forgive me!

I haven't actually looked at this painting for a long time, but it's the perfect time to do so because it's about the feeling I get when we return from our holidays.
Every year we visit Cornwall, it is such a special place to me.
And every time we return I feel like my heart has broken.

It's been my dream to live there, but then I wondered if it would lose its sense of magic if I lived there everyday?
I do know that I feel full of inspiration, ready for the new term.

Actually, I shouldn't take full credit for this painting - I let my daughter scribble on this one and I shall cherish it always!

I hope that you've had a wonderful summer too chucks.

Saturday 3 August 2019

Whitby Museum...

I've only just realised that I haven't shown you the photos I took at Easter when we visited the wonderfully quirky Whitby Museum.
It really is like stepping back in time, and I'm sure that this Victorian museum hasn't changed very much at all over the years.
I absolutely love museums, especially the old, creaky kind crammed with glass cabinets of curiosities, (especially ones of the slightly spooky kind!)

An unintentional albatross selfie!

I can't believe that this is an actual genuine narwhal skeleton!

I fell in love with this little mouse!

And this handsome chap...

I'm slightly obsessed with ships in bottles!

The stories behind the exhibits were fascinating.

How amazing is this!

A museum isn't a museum without a spooky doll or two!

This is the star exhibit, the 'hand of glory', an actual hand that had been preserved and was used to help burglars with their mischief! This 'hand of glory' had been in use up to 1820!

If you ever find yourself in Whitby I can heartily recommend a visit, hope you enjoyed our little trip out!
(I also hope that I don't give you any nightmares about dismembered hands or creepy dolls!!!!!)