Friday – If you go down to the woods today.

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Yesterday (Thursday) Mark and I visited Leigh Woods just outside Bristol. besides being a wonderful place to take a woodland walk it is playing host to an art installation project by Luke Jerram called “Withdrawn’. I talked about it on the podcast “Pull up a Chair’ that Jessica, Helen and I are hosting on iTunes check it out HERE

Five fishing boats hide in the woods, how did they get here ? Why are they here ? Luke Jerram has used this project to ask questions about over fishing and marine conservation.

 

First you walk through the woods.

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The National Trust, a charity that exists through public donation and membership fees maintains and conserves large areas of coastline, woodland, forests and houses. They are responsible for the upkeep of Leigh Woods.

 

The trees are magnificent

 

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The weather was perfect a bit chilly with dappled light.

 

I had my usual photography buddy with me.

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Through the trees something could be seen ….

 

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Events are taking place at night with lights and music. And choirs are performing from local schools.

 

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Some lovely grunge…

 

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Linking up with Kim today for Friday Finds….

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Learning to let go…

Blog, Digital Scrapbooking

Celebrating my recent finds….

 Some examples of my digital art. Most of the time at the moment I’m using Anna Aspnes supplies, her work is perfect for my thoughts. I’m returning to my first love digital scrapbooking, being as artful as possible.

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 Using AASPN_ArtPlayPaletteBlossom, ArtPlayPaletteBeautifulDay ,Urbanstitchez

The wonderful scarf is from Knock Knock Linen on Etsy see them HERE

 

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A sweet little perfume bottle found locally.

colourFrames by Katie Pertiet, brushes by Anna Aspnes.

My new Anthropologie cup inspired a watercolour layout.

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Supplies Anna Aspnes

I love seaside colours, the houses and the beach huts…

Have a sunny weekend…….

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It’a all random

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The unexpectedness of beauty around the corner. Sunflowers in a florist in the Seven Dials district of London.

 

 

 

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Found this on Pinterest. I’m going to try it out…
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Busking on the Southbank.What a voice.

 

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I’m enjoying playing with my digital stash

 

 

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 Supplies by Sissy Sparrow

Don’t you just love this… Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden..

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Have a great weekend…

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Friday Finds

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What I’m listening to – Jolie Holland listen HERE

 

This week Mark and I travelled to Salisbury to visit Barbara my groupie friend who has moved to this historic and wonderful cathedral city. To quote Bill Bryson.:

“There is no doubt in my mind that Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England and the close around it the most beautiful space. Every stone, every wall, every shrub, is just right.

~ Notes from a Small Island 

There I found –

Peace

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Solitude

 

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Poignancy

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Light

water

 

 

 

     Beauty
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Have a wonderful weekend. Mark and I are off to London for a few days so weather permitting I will be out hunting with my camera….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday a Miscellany

Be Still 52, Blog, My Classes, The Studio

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“A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients.”
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In this set of photographs I am wearing many hats. A Be Still Class, a prompt from The Studio. The subjects of this series are part of the family history.
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The violin was owned by Mark’s great uncle Will Dermott. Will signed up to go to war when he was only 18.
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He was killed in action shortly afterwards. so as you can see this instrument is precious.
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The music books belonged to Mark’s mother and father, they loved music and had a piano in the music room where Pat played and Richard sang. Sometimes at Christmas when the children were little we all stood and sang carols together. We have quite a collection of originals.
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We have bought some black material as a backdrop I love it,  so now I can be as organic and moody as I like. Also to add to our photography equipment we have bought a little Manfrotto monopod, I can see we will be fighting over it !!!
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 Have a great weekend…..
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 PS apologies for the layout of the blog , WordPress is being very awkward !!!

Being

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Listening to –  Teddy Thompson, ‘Don’t know what I was Thinking’  from The Transatlantic Sessions (BBC) HERE

 

 

It’s all about BEING.

 

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BEING in the moment,

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BEING aware, BEING open to new things, BEING there for people.

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Being ready for change.

Happy Friday friends….

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Friday Finds – Rediscover

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What I’m listening to…. The James Riley Band check them out HERE

 

This week thanks to my lovely husband and my birthday gift, I have rediscovered my love of playing with layers and digital scrapping. I have been feeling a bit meugh recently about my scrapping. I feel as if I haven’t progressed in learning new techniques. But with a larger and more beautiful screen I’m feeling enthusiastic again…. This was a page I created whilst thinking about Kim’s post in The Studio about photographing from above…

 

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Some typography.

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my own design

Finally some Gerbera gorgeousness….

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Supplies by Cathy Zielske and Kim K…

Have a great weekend….

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Friday – Grateful

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What I’m listening to –  Kermode and Mayo’s film show on BBC 5 Live podcast HERE fabulous and funny Mark and I are addicts.

 

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
– L M Montgomery

 

Enough said……

 

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Happy weekend keep warm/cool…..

 

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My little treasure

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Share your wisdom

even if your audience

seems disinterested at the time

– Rumi

 

What I’m listening to Bellowhead live at Shrewsbury Folk Festival – The Rochdale Coconut Dance for totally mad happy music check them out HERE

Ah, Anthropologie full of treasures. Here is my little treasure. Driftwood from the beach a blue apothecary bottle from Neal’s Yard.

 

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A lemon and some Rosemary.

 

 

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From above

 

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Sepia tones with a canvas background.

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I can see it starring in many photos…..

Have a great weekend…

 

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Can you hear me ?

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What I’m listening to –  Keb Mo -Every Morning – from the album “Keb Mo” listen to it HERE

Instead of finding balance this week I have totally lost it, in fact I may change my word to MINDFUL. And the reason why, is that I am like a butterfly, flicking  backwards and forwards never stopping  on anything. I have two favourite types of creativity, digital art and manipulation and contemplative photography but this week I have been doing some hands on fabric work. My head is buzzing. I’m going to write down what I want to achieve rather than ‘faffing about’ and not getting anything finished.

 

I found a great quote this week.

‘Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being.’

– Tao Te Ching

 Simple is good

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Treasures, fabric art and journaling….

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Now where is that list ?……

Do you have more than one hobby I’d love to hear what they are ?

Linking up today with Kim who wears many hats…….
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