Mum and I visited the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath a couple of weeks ago to see an exhibition called “Sharmanka Travelling Circus & The Loom”. A combination of mechanical sculptures, music and choreographed lighting created an eerie and macabre twenty minute show.
I took some photos in the Botanical Gardens, which is in the Royal Victoria Park, Bath. I also took a few photos of the Shakespeare monument in the Great Dell over the road and a couple of the gate statues on my way out of the park.
Last October, the Mr & I visited Colchester for the day. We started off wondering around the ruins of St Botolph’s Priory, then visited the Castle and museum, followed by lunch and a wonder around the town.
I had some time to kill whilst waiting for my train at Paddington Station a few weeks ago, so took a few photographs of Paddington Bear, the clock, roof and the war memorial statue. Afterwards, I sat and ate a packet of Nik Naks and watched Paddington Bear being fondled by strangers.
I took my camera for a walk into Old Leigh back in October. It was so sunny I couldn’t see the screen on my camera to see what I taking most of the time! Luckily they came out well.
I worked in a shoe repair shop for over twelve years until the business closed down in September 2018. I had wanted to take some photographs of the machinery for some time and took these shortly before the cobblers shut its doors for the very last time.
Close-up photos of paperweights look like little universes.
I made these lucite and filigree floral beaded necklaces back in 2013 but for some reason never got around to adding them to my shop.
This is the third time I have designed the flyers for Bath Guild Of Embroiderers summer exhibition, of which my mum is a member (and creator of the artwork used on the flyer).
Last week I bought two little baby dresses for 50p each with the idea of turning them into pencil cases as a present for my mum’s birthday. I surprised myself by getting straight onto it, and even made myself on too!
Photos taken in my garden on 19th May 2018.
We popped down to the Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre last bank holiday weekend as it was a lovely morning and thought we’d get there before it got too busy.
Crisp snow on a green tree in the early morning sun. Lovely!
My Christmas present was to go and see The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios. It was absolutely wonderful and would love to go back for their winter exhibition one year.
Just before Christmas, I created some tree decorations using memory wire, ribbon and beads. Mine ended up on the cheese plant.
There was an very colourful sunrise yesterday morning.
There was an excellent sunrise yesterday morning.
The second port of call on our whirlwind stop-over to Oxford was the Pitt Rivers Museum, which I last visited some 25 years ago with my mum whilst researching masks for an A Level art project on the grotesque. The only things I could remember about the place was the huge totem pole and the tiny shrunken heads.
The first port of call after arriving in Oxford on Wednesday was the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. The museum covers five floors and contains thousands of objects from all eras of human evolution.
It was time for another visit to Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre this weekend so I could see all the birds, which were hidden indoors on our last visit in April. I went back twice to photograph the ducks, I just love them!
Iford Manor, situated between Bath and Bradford-On-Avon, has some wonderful grounds with an Italian-style garden. The manor was home to architect and designer Harold Peto from 1899-1933, who created the gardens.
My mum gave me a selection of beads a few weeks back to turn into earrings for her, and I finally got around to it yesterday!
It had been abut ten years since I last did the touristy thing in Bath, so visited the Roman Baths, Museum of Fashion and the Victoria Gallery on a special ticket thingy.
I was lucky enough to visit an exhibition by the Bath Textile Artists whilst visiting Corsham back in March called “From Here To There”. I found it very inspirational and took a few photos for my own records.
Mum and I visited the historic market town of Corsham back in March. It was a lovely day so we took a few photos of St Bartholomew’s church with its graveyard full of primroses (and a very friendly cat).
Sometimes I feel inspired to make my own arty Christmas cards, and last year I created these potato print birdies with real feather tails. They came out slightly more sinister than I meant them to be!
From 2009 to 2014 I photographed St Barnabas Church from my bedroom window. It became a bit of a project during the latter half of 2010, when I realised I had been photographing the church almost every week as the weather changed and I continued this through all of 2012. I must have had enough by 2013 as there aren’t many, and I took my last and only photos from 2014 in July, a few weeks before moving house. There was an absolutely fantastic sunset, and a prefect way to finish the project.
There was some interesting light at play in the back garden yesterday evening as I was listening to my newly purchased 78’s.
Sparrows in the big tree next door.
Slim pickings at Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre this weekend due to all the birds being kept indoors until next month, and most of the animals were asleep!
This was a special present I made for my mum for her birthday. The outside is peyote stitched beads and the inside is a resin dome I made a white back.
These are a few photos I took when visiting in St Albans, Hertfordshire for the weekend. I guess I was too busy looking around to take many photographs!
There was the most amazing sky last night, with super silhouettes of the trees.
There was a lovely low sun when I visited the American Museum on Sunday, so as well as some inside, I took a few photos of the view from Claverton Manor before leaving.
A few photos of Bishop’s Palace and Wells Cathedral.
I finally got around to taking some photos of a few of the plants in my new garden. The passion flower has gone bananas since it was taken out its pot and planted in the earth. I even found a fruit!
My first attempt at making coasters from my ever growing pile of tile samples!
Here’s a few photos of Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire I took whilst visiting in March. There is a lovely little Saxon church (St Laurence’s) just before the town centre and a interesting town bridge with a small domed building on it which was the overnight lockup for naughty people.
Here’s a few photos I took whilst visiting Dorchester last month, which was a wonderful sunny day.
Four months back I had the pleasure of designing the wedding invites for my boyfriend’s nephew and his betrothed. Georgia set the brief of a blue passport, boarding pass and luggage label as the template, I designed it and my boyfriend printed it. They came out really well and I can’t wait the the reception next month!