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One Year

One Year

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law!

Helen and Kevin tied the knot one year ago in beautiful Ashburton, Devon. This was my bridesmaid bouquet. Helen and I hand-made them for all the bridesmaids and the flower girl (who tried to dismantle hers during the ceremony) and it’s a lovely keepsake from the day.

I think they will have many more happy anniversaries to come 🙂

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Laburnum Sculpture

Laburnum Sculpture

It’s been a glorious May Bank Holiday. Warm and sunny with some lovely local events taking place.

After watching a local Maypole Dance and village dog show we went to RHS Wisley Gardens to enjoy the weather and have a look at the work on display at The Contemporary Craft & Design Show.

I met a number of really interesting artists today but I’ve decided to showcase a piece of work by sculptor Michael McManus, who works with wood.

This piece is sculpted from laburnum, which is one of my favourite trees. As children we called the trees Golden Rain for their flower blooms, which fall in vibrant yellow cascades during Spring.

Michael is my kind of sculptor! He encourages viewers and customers to pick up and handle the pieces, to examine them from different angles, up close, feeling the grain and imperfections that make each piece uniquely perfect.

As ever, I will be putting together an album of all my favourite pieces, along with information about the artists, on my Facebook Page.

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Merry Motley

Merry Motley

I made my own Kaleidoscope today 🙂 It was fun!

Life can be rather kaleidoscopic, a twist or turn and everything is all mixed up again. It’s certainly colourful!

There are days when many of us wish life was a little less variable. We long for at least a modicum of control.

It’s all a bit like photography really, there are times when I need control over all the individual elements to the photographic process. That’s often hard work but can bring great reward!

I love the chaos too, experimenting with every aspect of the process to achieve something that will surprise and delight me.

I enjoy the freedom of loosing control……….
……….sometimes!