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

Tuesday 30 December 2014

a bit of frost and glitter

  on my desk …

I enjoyed playing with these collages made with winter images
using shimmery water colours (and salt to create interesting patterns)
and recycling them into new little works of art

my desk has been covered in gold, glitter and wintery-ness most of December
even now ... there is glitter everywhere!
in December I did a lovely paper swap with my friend Lawendula
she comes from a very cold snowy part of Germany
Lawendula sent me snow, snow, snow
 and frosty seedheads and leaves and pigs rolling in snow and skating
(not pigs skating ... but you know what I mean)

 and winter comforts of blankets, warm coats and fireside
the swap works very well because we exchange seasons

winter is my favourite time of year so I was glad to receive these beauties
but Lawendula wished for spring | summer | flowers | birds and butterflies
arn't these four winter trees just adorable

this December I'm making the most of living in Mousehole
and enjoying the pretty lights and gallery windows at every opportunity
loving the wintry paintings by artist Beccy Marshall
I bought a few of her lovely cards from The Sandpiper Gallery


and couldn't resist this beautiful reindeer with silver antlers

and I went to St. Ives
it was a beautiful bright but very chilly day

 I met up with my friend Lesley Ninnes
and we sat on the balcony of Hub warming our hands on mugs of hot chocolate

then met up with my friend Sally MacCabe at Back Road Art Works
which is where I fell in love with Mabel

at the moment Mabel is sitting skewiff with legs akimbo
on a bowl of shells ... looking out to sea
just until her bedroom walls have been plastered (skimmed) and painted in January

but this St. Ives gal quite likes living in Mousehole ;o)

one last picture...
of the beautiful frost we had this morning ... quite rare down here

I have another busy day today driving over to Morvah
to see "Landscapes and Heads"
a mixed media | textiles show lead by Sue Dove

and in St. Ives visiting Sally's show at St. Ives Arts Club
Sally MacCabe
“This Year ... Next Year”
27 December 2014 ... 3 January 2015

be back soon ... with best wishes x


TwinkleToes2day said...

Another beautiful post. Your photographic skills highlight your amazing composition skills beautifully. I never tire of seeing your pictures.
Wishing you and yours the very best wishes for a happy healthy and love filled 2015. May it bring all things that make you smile. ((hugs)) xxx

Dyer said...

Ahhuumm... That's the sound of a contented soul. Thank you!

vintagerockchick said...

Ooh how delicious, two beautiful posts in double quick succession. Lovely images, my favs are the four bare trees, the two snowy covered piggies, and the little sketches of the tops and dresses. SO glad you're back xx

Unknown said...

I love Mabel!!! I love the feeling I get reading your blog. Happiest of Days to you! *smiles* Norma, x

Chyfey said...

It is just sooo good to be receiving emails from you again.
Loved your photos and words as always.

Erica said...

SO good to have you back Carolyn. Your creativity has a special uniqueness which I always look forward to. Likewise your outlook and take on your Cornish world. As I have deserted F'book, your blogs are much anticipated. All the very best for 2015.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

So lovely to see Christmas through your eyes. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Mabel is adorable - I can see why she would want to come home with you. Happiest of good wishes to you and your family in 2015!

Gina said...

Lovely images Carolyn. Happy new year to you!

Barbara Johnson said...

Such inspiration...I caught myself not blinking - with my head slightly askew - while scrolling through the post. I'm going back to do it again :)

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

I loved seeing Beccy's work in the Sandpiper Gallery and I treated myself to one of their pretty birds :-) It is lovely to be reading your very beautiful blog again dear friend :-)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Happy New Year Carolyn! Wonderful post and lovely to meet up on Christmas Eve. See you soon. Lesley x