Thursday, 12 May 2011

More Falmouth Fun

I'm quite sure you've heard enough about my exhibition by now, but I would just like to thank you for the kind comments on my last post. I know my art is a bit weird, and some people think some of it is a bit scary, so I really appreciate every ounce of encouragement!

But you'll be glad to hear that this post is on safer ground. The pictures above and below are of some of the cute stuff I found while I was away.(Another pair of clogs? How did that happen?)
Yes, even on a short trip to the seaside, I have to check out any available charity shop/car boot sale/flea market. I didn't think I'd been tempted by much - until I got it home and unpacked it. There was quite a bit more than you can see in this photo - books mainly...
However, we did do a bit of communing with nature as well. We went for a walk on the beach at Falmouth, and were fascinated by the rockpools - so many amazing, beautiful colours in them. We sat for a while and started to watch the little fellas in the photo above (I think they're periwinkles). These apparently motionless shells were rushing about the place at a hell of a lick, once you stopped and watched them.

I could sit and watch the sea for hours, and, come to think of it, I pretty much did. It was great to see so much life on the beaches - loads of seaweed too, some of it washed in by the storm that was raging the evening we arrived. (Typical holiday weather - the sun was shining brightly when we left Bristol.)
I found the colours and shapes in the rockpools very inspiring - you might just see some seaweed crochet or shell assemblage in the future.

5 comments:

Jane Housham said...

Amazing seaweed -- very inspiring. Will look forward to seeing those forms emerging in your work. I'm envious of your trip to Falmouth, specially seeing the evidence of your finds.

Menopausal musing said...

You sound to have had a great time. Love your finds..... my little green eyes went straight to that tin with the birds on..... WOW!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I definitely seek out every thrift/vintage shop in the area when I travel too! Love your finds, I collect little clogs & nesting dolls as well. :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Fabulous sea weed and rock pool pics!

I love the little cotton hankies, I remember them from when I was a girl!

Menopausal musing said...

Leaving this comment again since Blogger ate comments for a day or two...

Great finds, but my eyes went REALLY green when they saw your great tin with the birds on. Lucky girl........