February 20, 2012
Its always nice to share others creative journeys……….. Yao a dear friend has just put together a website for his wonderful photography. An Artist who “paints” with his lens, instead of a set of brushes. take a peek http://www.yao-photography.co.uk/
November 5, 2011
working with colour, different mediums, different methods, felt very fragile when completing this. Been a difficult week, last night just wanted to get out some paint and let it happen. Feels in some way like a journey the forest, flickering shades of autumn, the sun dancing on fiery leaves.
Seems I was inspired by my early morning nature walks………now these are the real thing ! Autumn leaves are so beautiful now, deep cherry reds, corals and oranges to deep purples and pinks and yellows
February 7, 2011
The Secret Life of Waves – waves are not water they are pure energy passing through water and by the law of the universe, energy never dies……….
watch this documentary here on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=the%20secret%20of%20waves
Port Eynon – Gower Peninsula. a wonderful weekend walking by the sea, so invigorating, after watching the The Secret Life of Waves I now understand why I am so drawn to the sea.
Walking to the Worms Head, looking down onto Rossili Bay on a very wild and windy day.
The Gower Peninsula, Wales, A wonderful weekend with the ones I love
September 19, 2010
Just had to share this image, a blogger friendr posted this yesterday, isnt he cute.
June 24, 2010
I took this image some weeks ago of a friend of mine, he is on this thing about wabbits, even started a facebook group about them……….. I look a this now and that saying KING OF THE CASTLE springs to mind. Someone who has reached the pinnacl, above everyone, the boss, the leader……… Well I am a boss, I have been driven to succeed, it can be lonely up there and not sure if being the “king” of the castle was all that it was cracked up to be. Guess I thought to achieve financial success was going to be answer to my own feelings of insecurity, that if I had lots of money behind me I would safe. I can tell you now, feeling secure does not come by having tons of money in the bank, money can give you more freedom of choice but it cant fill that “black hole” that for some of us has been there since childhood. Abundance is a frame of mind, its about feeling there is alway enough, always enough to meet ones needs. With these thoughts life just flows, wherever one finds themselves, at the bottom of the hill or the top, its just as it should be.
May 28, 2010
These shoes are my pond life shoes, fit for a prince of frogs, the detail is so intricate its amazing, click on the image for a larger view
Details, details, been a strange couple of days, the full moons energy has sure created a little turmoil in my life
I have spent hours and hours detailing furniture and lighting layouts and then coming home and spending hours and hours putting together a newsletter I send out on the full moon. Editing articles to make sure they fit, sizing images, trying out different typefaces and layouts, which colour scheme, what words to say……………. then come the day of the full moon, first the newletter file became corrupted and couldn’t compress for sending, that made me late and i had to rush for the train to London to attend a meeting and slipt over, twisting my arm and and leg and bruising everywhere!!. The meeting was successful and long and then a trying evening resulting in a situation that seemed so out of proportion to the the actual circumstances. I have always felt it was necessary to say what is on your mind, good or bad, I know sometimes this has not served me fully. But bottling things up is not a good idea either, its best to be able to bring up what’s on ones mind before it gets all out of proportion and then forces itself out like an exorcet missile !!! I didnt “react” but it left me feeling a little sad.
Today I could go over all the details again and again, but NO, details have there place. For my work as an interior designer, attention to detail is what creates that “effortless” look and find this quite “effortless” after all these years, but in day to day to living, the detail just ties us in knots, what mattters is that we live in the present, find joy in the day, in the minute. Today has been like that, seeing the big white jug of “pinks” in my kitchen and breathing in their heady perfume, hearing my cat purr, seeing my “happiness” plant with a new leaf bud, feeling the sun on my face. A peaceful day and everything is just as it should be.
May 19, 2010
Oh its lovely to go away but its doubly nice to get home !! One person very pleased to see me was my dear Lilly, my friend for 14 years. She is a lilac point Persian, very fluffy, talks a lot and has fabulous china blue eyes.
Up until last June she had a wonderful companion Ferdy, I bought them together, two little balls of fluff……… sadly Ferdy passed away last year leaving Lilly quite sad, she misses him. Right now she is lying next to me purring her little head off!!
February 5, 2010
December 13, 2009
October 28, 2009
Mmmm he stands proud, a jaguar draped across his shoulders. Its no surprise I felt the need to surround him by horses, they respresent Power, grace, beauty, strength, wildness and freedom. He represents the masculine energy in us all. The bronze statue ‘Orpheus’ by Astrid Zydower, is larger than life and stands in the grounds of Harewood House just outside Leeds, Yorkshire. Orpheus was the greatest musician and poet of Greek myth, whose songs could charm wild beasts and coax even rocks and trees into movement. His magnificence radiates from this image. I put together the image with sky recently taken in malta, the land of the divine feminine, there are so many temples to the goddess here, it compelled me to produce a “balancing” image
September 7, 2009
August 7, 2009
Take a closer look, these snowflake type shapes ………. people, amazing, this photoagrapher is amazing .gregoirealexandre
July 27, 2009
July 5, 2009
I cant believe that it was 20 years ago that I sat on this elephant heading up to the Amber fort……….. so long ago, seems like another lifetime. I was still married then, my mum was still alive, I hadnt had to work since I married and my daughter had just passed her A Levels, to celebrate we went off to India together. India was amazing, it was so inspiring in so many ways, so romantic, riotous colours, incredible architecture, roses, perfumes, silks, textiles embroideries, exotic tasting food. We stayed in palaces, tents, lakeside hunting lodges, the famous Lake Palace Hotel and even a converted prison.
Because of the extreme heat we did a lot of things early in the day so was up at the crack of dawn, I remember standing outside the tent (see picture) it was around 6am, we had come to to Pushka to the famous camel fair. Frenetic was a word that I think describes what it was like, it was full to bursting with overexcited indians, the little alleyways were crammed with people and it was nearly 1oo degree F. Have to say after a few days of that I was glad to be heading back to a palace stay, nice bath and food without sand in it!.
Now my daughter is all grown up and lives not too far away, I have run my own business for 16 years , I have nobody to please by myself. How different my life is now, its like a different life altogether.
However it is so wonderful to have found these photos, they have bought back to me so many happy memories. I always promised myself I would go back, have been to Goa but not back to the areas my daughter and I travelled together. I guess its changed so much.
Follow this link for more of india http://www.flickr.com/photos/8853574@N03/sets/72157620871325917/
Follow this link for more images of my indian travels