Monday, 17 July 2017

Lafrowda Day 2017

Unlike the past few years, Lafrowda Day this year was cool, misty with some rain. Still there was the music and the processions which made it all very lively still. I'm so fond of this festival as it's local to me and I love the creativity and community spirit that goes into it. This year for the second time I danced with Sundance in Dreckly Come Dancing at the start of the Lafrowda fortnight and once again loved the easy-going, friendly atmosphere there which made it all so enjoyable, despite the performance nerves. I really feel that there is something completely unique, idiosyncratic and wonderfully Cornish about Lafrowda and hope it continues long into the future.

Monday, 10 April 2017

The Glory of Gorse

Particularly this year . . .Gorse in West Cornwall started to bloom over a month ago - and what a display it's been since. When I used to commute to work on the bus in the grey, damp mist when all around me was dull and colourless, what really stood out was the gorse - bright yellow in the grey. A really cheering plant despite the prickles. And the stems and branches have quite weird and wonderful textures and shapes. I feel that this is a much underrated plant. For the brave among us there's also the possibility of gorse wine although I've never tasted it. So here's to gorse!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Last Month of the Year

What a journey it has been this year. None of it was what I had anticipated at the start and there have definitely been some unwelcome parts of it. But I'm pleased that I started doing some art regularly.

Exotic Fern

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Busyness and Blogging

I haven't blogged for a couple of days because other things came up. I'm glad to say that I still did my artwork and the latest piece I did today was inspired by a floral arrangement that I saw when I was dancing this morning . . .

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


I felt that the title of this drawing could be read in many ways.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Composing shapes

It's amazing how shapes develop out of each other if given the chance . . .

Irregular shape composed from triangles

Monday, 21 November 2016

Dealing with the Dark

I don't like this time of year much and the shorter days but this is also an opportunity to catch up on activities we don't do at other times of the year. I have a stack of books I could read  . .  and some crochet . . .

Curves and Crescents