Monday, 3 June 2013

Feeling like summer....at last!!

Well....

...we're back from our little break in Cornwall...

...having thoroughly enjoyed a couple of gorgeous days, flitting around some of the "Artists' Open Studios".

It's a bit of a long haul from here to there, so we always stop for a tea/coffee break at our little packhorse bridge on Bodmin Moor.



It's such a beautiful place....quiet....peaceful.....

On Thursday we made our way down to Trewidden Gardens to have a look around the artists' studios that are ranged around a courtyard.

I particularly wanted to see the prints and ceramics of Peter Wray...

...and...

...yes...

...I did indulge...

...just a little :-)





(Look at that turquoise raku crazing inside!!)



Afterwards, we were going to head towards Lamorna, but somehow got sidetracked and ended up at the Minack Theatre.

What a glorious place to end up....especially on a day with such blue skies and warmth!





After a couple of hours mooching around here...

...we eventually got to Lamorna a bit too late to find any artists' open doors, but enjoyed the late evening with a cup of tea in the car.


Friday we stuck close to "home" and visited a few studios around Redruth...

...the lovely Cat Rowe being number 1 on the list.

(Her blog is now in the list over there -> on the right too)

We met last year and have kept in touch...

She is such a talented lady.

(We'll be meeting up again at the NEC when she'll be bringing my little commissioned piece with her :-)))

Finally, before heading back home on Saturday, we got lost around Camborne but eventually found Sue Dove's garden studio...

...where her gorgeous work and many sketchbooks were on display.

Did I indulge there too?

You bet I did!!






... this little stitched collage will be keeping me company on my workroom notice-board!

OK....

...so it was (maybe) a bit of an expensive couple of days....

...but oh-so-enjoyable.

Now though...

..the sun is beckoning...

..and I'm off to sit out on the patio with some hand-stitching...

...and a cup of freshly-brewed coffee!!

Enjoy your day...

x C

2 comments:

Penny said...

Ahhh a lovely, lovely weekend! I wanted to be there enjoying the warmth and the scenery. Happy Summer!!

underatopazsky said...

Cornwall, magical Minack, wonderful Lamorna... I'm very envious! And loving your raku pot too!!