"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Saturday 30 October 2010

St. Ives peeling paint, rusty boats and a splash of water

Another busy week whizzes by bringing lots of nice things:

lots of fab and groovy comments for the giveaway on
Love Stitching Red
(ends tomorrow)

more natural dyeing

a walk into St. Ives harbour
warm autumn sunshine
amazing light

lunch with a friend in the cafe next to Art Space
a visit to some favourite art galleries

some stitching
with lots of shimmery sheers
and materials that reflect the light

splash of water

one of my St. Ives hearts
with Alfred Wallis style Cornish cottage

layers of sea and a splash of water

using recycled materials in textile art

heat distressed sheers
painted and heated Tyvek
melted plastic carrier bags
and cellophane sweetie wrappers
that reflect the light
and the water splashing up on the harbour walkway

and found objects
a mussel shell from the harbour beach
with rusted edges balancing the lichen coloured cottage rooftop

enjoying the brightness of the day
photographing peeling paint and rust
on Cornish fishing boats

in St. Ives harbour

rusty chains

distressed by elements of nature

weathered by sea and time

and putting together a mosaic of my photographs
in the complementary colours of aqua blue and rusty orange

There is still time to enter my giveaway of natural dyed fabrics,
textile art beads and some of my distressed sheers.
It ends tomorrow so hurry if you are interested!

Happy creating!
Carolyn ♥

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Elizabeth Armstrong said...

What a beautiful post! I'd love to walk on that beach someday
Happy creting

Caterina Giglio said...

a beautiful post! love the color and the photo of the chain in the sand is wonderful, your little sea heart is brilliant!

Deborah said...

Lovely colors, rust and blue. I love the heart!

Su said...

I love your little heart, and the colours in the rust and paint are just gorgeous aren't they.


ArtPropelled said...

The little heart really does say St.Ives to me. Beautiful photos of favourite things!

jo mcintosh said...

Love the heart. Thank you for my card, it did indeed remind me of our crow day!

Doreen G said...

Another wonderful art filled post Carolyn and the colours say it all.

Julie Shackson said...

Gorgeous colours and lovely rustyness!

Penny said...

Lovely, lovely things in this post, I would love to be there to see for myself.

Lynn Cohen said...

I so love everything you create. This heart and all it's wonderful recycled materials is just fab! You have such a talent.
And your photos are wonderful too...as is the collage. All very arty!

Caroline said...

Another terrific post, Carolyn. St Ives is such a wonderful place and your photos make me feel like I'm there! Everything here is so creative - love it!

Pom Pom said...

Love the cottage heart and love your brilliant and creative ways!

Elisabeth H. said...

WoW !!! Like your coulors!!! I have been in S. Ives some yers ago, and I loved it. I dreem about commining back. But the memoryes I took with me home to Norway. Thank You for gving me new dreams :) Elisabeth H. Norway

Catharina Maria said...

Love your blue and white heart !

reensstitcher said...

I have only just found you. I find your St Ives photos wonderful as I live in Penzance. I come over often and take loads of photos as I am rather lazy about the sketchbook thing! It is so nice to see someone else with a similar 'eye' and to see how they then inspire you.

Anonymous said...

Your heart is gorgeous! I can smell the sea just by looking at it...

Kristine from Germany

Julie said...

Beautiful colours and photographs, you have a wonderful eye. xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely to see you on Wednesday Carolyn and also to view this post and the subsequent photos.

The heart has not been put away until Christmas and is hanging close by instead - to be enjoyed every day! Thank you again. Lesley x

Chris Gray said...

I recognise some of those mosaic images....

...from that lovely card :-)

x Chris (Thanks again)

mano said...

wonderful pictures, beautiful work! I love st. ives!!! I hope I can see it again someday..


Thank you for all your lovely comments!

Chris, the photos in the mosaic are all of rusty boats and peeling paint on fishing boats in St. Ives harbour. They did inspire the card I made :o)

JP said...

the heart is gorgeous - I loved finding the Alfred Wallis cottage when we were down there in fact we nearly booked to stay in it!!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I absolutely love your art piece Carolyn! You have captured the spirit of your trip to St. Ives, perfectly!!

Unknown said...

Hi, I have just stumbled across this blog and I love it! I am currently in 2nd year studying fashion and Textiles and your work has really inspired me to experiment with stitching techniques. Beautiful work!


Thank you!

JP ... if you stay in Alfred's cottage I want to come and see inside OK????????

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I'm new to this "out there" visiting.
Your hearts are amazing in that you reflect
your journeys in them.

elena nuez said...

Carolyn what a beautiful post!!!
i like a lot, color, texture, composition...
all things here are fantastic!!!
thank you for sharing your art!

.Trudi Sissons said...

This is an absolutely phenomenal post - the colors, images, textures, words....10-10 - love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I do A level textiles and your St. Ives work has really inspired me for my exam, thank you so much Carolyn, your work is beautiful!

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