Tuesday, 1 September 2015

life got in the way

I have been without telephone and broadband connections. Cant believe how much I have missed it.
Felt quite cut off from the world. Things are back to normal today and so a belated post.

Do you remember the posing seagull and I said there was a story behind the picture?
A friend and I did a beach walk. Wonderful sunny day.
No seagulls. Returned to her city home, looking out the window into her garden and the posing seagull flew in. Wow. Bread was thrown as I rushed for camera.

He was worth waiting for. Posing beautifully.

Back to the walk

The cliff looks as if boulders have been cemented into it, but it is all the cliff formation. All natural. Fascinating. Must learn a bit of geology.

This little daisy plant thriving in a cliff crevice.

Left this piece of tissue paper in a rock pool for a few hours. Disintegrated when opened but it has a great texture.
Will put it with other fabrics I am collecting for a new "Coastline" piece of work. Fairy dust has not quite settled yet but ideas are simmering. 
I lost a piece of fabric on the beach walk. Left under seaweed and marked with large shells. So busy walking and talking could not locate it on the way back.
First time this has happened to me. Must mark better or not talk and where would the fun in that be.

More pollution. This will be reduced and printed onto fabric to add into the small book about pollution. Then 3 books will be finished.

2 soft postcards finished.

Last jar filled and sealed.

I have been moving things around, emptying drawers etc. Found this little machine stitched piece I did years ago. Have brought it out as it was based on a cliff section. Interesting as I hardly ever free machine stitch now.

I have collected a number of these complete razor shells. Wondered what to do with them. Turn them into a book of course.

Just knew I had to have red somewhere in this " Coastline" piece.

Started with seagulls and did find some at last, on my local beach.

They were making such a noise. Not sure if it was a mating screech or if they were having a row.

Should be back on track next week if life doesnt get in the way again. 
Will be opening up seaweed bundle this week. May be something exciting or a terrible let down.
Look in to see,


  1. Your posts are always so full of art and life.
    These two seagulls obviously want to be on the blog together, they are singing a happy "We're on a blog" song.
    Your razor shell book is sublime, not sure what the man is doing but glad to see the red finally got in, and the two soft postcards are seriously sweet.
    Glad to see you back on-(your own)line.

  2. That rocky cliff is awesome. The section you photographed brought to mind elephant feet/toes. The postcards are so pretty and so collectively you. Your found older thread art piece is gorgeous! The new little book is wonderful and your usual fascinating book art. And the two singing seagulls are an absolute fun ending for your post.

  3. Hello there,
    I can imagine that one misses the Internet, I'm the same way.
    The pictures of your walk are great, the pollution of course not.
    Gladly I will visit you again.
    Many greetings from Austria