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

Saturday 30 July 2016

a few photos from Cornwall

I've had a lovely day going through my photos from earlier this year
selecting a few to share here in a gallery
as a way of catching up a little

all part of the healing process ...
winter light on the beach
"the shoreline"
a winter beach heart I made for my "giveaway"

"the shoreline"
Tina Jensen was my winner in the heart giveaway earlier in the year
I happily put together a little package of winter inspired work and supplies
to send to Tina in her studio in Denmark

my mum came to stay and we enjoyed gentle walks
this Mousehole cat was happy to sit beside her and we all gazed out to sea ...


walking round Mousehole with my camera ...
I spotted these marks in a window of a derelict cottage

window marks
and pretty peeling paint on the fishing boats ...

lovely peeling paint on the fishing boats

peeling paint

driftwood boat in a cottage window

time to read the sign on the oldest building in Mousehole

harbour lanterns

an old postcard of Mousehole

my own photo of Mousehole ...
a village little changed in centuries
early morning light in the bay ...
feeling grateful to have this view from my front door


towards the middle of April I was feeling well enough to travel
my hubby took me to Falmouth for a change of scene

we stayed at the lovely Falmouth Hotel on Castle Beach
this old photo was on the wall of our hotel room
we had a lovely sea view looking over this beach

an old photo of The Falmouth Hotel

it was a beautiful peaceful relaxing time
we didn't leave the hotel except to walk on the beach

beach huts on Castle Beach

rocks and shells on Castle Beach
the sea a beautiful azure reflecting the sky

rock pools on Castle Beach
on close inspection the rocks were magnificent
the strata full of colour and texture


I always take a lot of photos
for future projects and inspiration for textiles
and just because it pleases me

tangles of seaweed

colours on the beach


back home ...
and at the end of April my sister came to spend time with me
I was still recovering from illness so we didn't wander far
we mainly spent time doing vintage jigsaw puzzles
and walking on the beach

as you can see it was a beautiful day

Mousehole harbour - in miniature
playing with the "toy town" setting

Mousehole harbour - in miniature

powder puff clouds and colourful buoys

I still like to play ...

in the photo below I was experimenting with some photoshop buttons
focusing on rooftops - shapes and colours
painterly textures and colours of Cornwall
(an ongoing fascination)

colours of Cornwall

and on the rocky beach round the corner by The Rock Pool Café
I love to put my camera down close on the pebbles and beach finds


green string - green tangles

so ... just a few photos to the end of April

I enjoyed putting this gallery together
and hope you liked one or two

many, many thanks indeed for all your very kind comments
I'm still replying to all the emails and messages
thank you ... till next time x


sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Fascinating, Carolyn and fantastic photos as always - just lovely. Lesley x

Carol Rigby said...

I always enjoy seeing your photos of Corwall. It's the next best thing to being there.

chrissie said...

Amazing photographs Carolyn with the views and textures of dear Cornwall. I haven't been there for about 35 years but it was our favourite every year when the children were young.

Take care

Love Chrissie xx

Niky Sayers said...

What utterly beautiful photo's thank you for sharing!

Sandies' Patch said...

Lovely post. hugs xxx

Angie Willis said...

How lovely to see one of your long posts again with your beautiful photographs. I hope your health is improving - we miss you when you don't post!

Linda Vincent said...

I love and appreciate every one of your photos Carolyn......you have a wonderful eye for detail and your coastal images make me so happy. We loved Mousehole and hope to return there one day soon.......how wonderful it must be to live there. XX

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

What fabulous photos: my favourites are the peeling paint on the boat and the rock formation. Absolutely fascinating and thank you for showing us.

Julie said...

Wonderful photos Carolyn, especially the beautiful rock and beach images. I'm glad you're improving. Take your time and keep well xxx

Robin Olsen said...

Your posts are such a wonderful treat whenever they appear! You bring everything alive with your attention to detail. May you be fully recovered soon.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Ahh Carolyn, I have never been to Mousehole but hope I will one day and I can enjoy for real the gorgeous sights and colours you share so wonderfully with your camera. I adore the seaside and set my senses to imagining the smells when I go through your posts with the greatest of pleasure.
I am fascinated by that very old cottage. Circa 14th century! Amazing! Do you have any photos of it? Oh wait, just thought, I can look online huh?! Doh! Lol ^_^
Those rock formations are stunning. I can easily see them incorporated into your work; the colours and the lines! ^_^
I don't have a camera except on my phone, but I also take lots of photos just for pleasure, of shapes and lines and nature's beauty.
Sending you love and hugs and best wishes for continued healing from a bonny but cloudy Moray Firth ^_^ xoxoxo

Sue said...

Lovely photo's Carolyn, and as ever I'm still really envious that you live in such a beautiful part of the county, I too hope that your recovery is ongoing, onward and upwards as they say
Much Love winging it's way to you
Sue xxxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I always love what you discover with your camera - you see the beauty in what to must of us would be overlooked. A lesson here, to learn to look and take time to actually see.

Anonymous said...

So great to see a lovely, long, lush post about your world and creations. xox

Unknown said...

Inspirational! All good wishes for a continued recovery.

macramè modena said...

Very nice your hearts and
Beautiful landscape's shots!
Thank you