Tuesday, May 22, 2012

take time to just be.....

sometimes in our busy lives we need to stop and take time. 
time to unwind, time to reflect, time to be with those we love, time to just take a step away from what is difficult. last night I did that. 
my son started his university degree this year. in visual arts. just like his Mum did many years ago. who would have thought?! I'm so proud of him and am thrilled to watch him developing as an artist. thrilled to offer suggestions when I can. thrilled to visit galleries together, discuss art and talk about this common interest. thrilled to help along the way when I can. and inspired to create.
but last night I was thrilled to be his helper (and official photographer!). it was just what I needed to do at this time. below you can see photos of his 3D work which he is ready to present for marking this week. I may be a bit biased....but....I think this work is just gorgeous. and last night was so peaceful as we lit the candles and put this work together to photograph.
just what I needed in so many ways

Saturday, May 19, 2012


two little smooth rocks. discovered in the pocket of my jacket when I put it on for the first time this year
thanks to Kim Klassen for the textures

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

more doors

following on from my last post...some more doors. these are faded and weathered and.....beautiful

Sunday, May 6, 2012


some time back I read this lovely post on the blog Art Propelled  which is written by Robyn Gordon. Robyn is an artist living in South Africa and her blog is always full of wonderful images of her own work and that of other artists. I often lose hours exploring artists websites and blogs which Robyn has featured and linked to her blog post. 
anyway this particular post was about doors and I was so pleased to find another person who likes doors as much as I do....whenever I travel I come home with many, many photos of doors, latches, keys, weathered timber, peeling paint, locks.....you get the picture!
I particularly love the quote from William Blake which Robyn has in her post. so here it is just for you again
"In the Universe there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between there are doors." William Blake
so here are a few doors from my travels.....I might feature some more this week

 in Kathmandu, Nepal
 Taj Mahal, India
 China again...poor cats do not look happy!
 Cornwall, UK
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey