Saturday, 6 December 2014

Rose Petals

Dried vegetation  -  chiles, rowan berries, rosehips, pink rose petals

Pink rose in July

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Friday, 31 October 2014

Circle of Friends

I recently had the opportunity to photograph this necklace I made many years ago.
It was created at a time when I was making applique wall hangings -  using similar motifs.
The materials are enamel over copper,with brass wire and wooden beads.

It's strange feeling reconnecting with it again ...... like greeting an old friend!

Circle of friends

I love how these Russian dolls have different expressions.....

The inset illustration is from a Russian fairy tale

In the old Celtic calendar this is Samhain, the half way point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. The time when spirits of our ancestors return for a brief visit.

In the Northern Hemisphere we now move into the darkest part of the year.

Wishing you peace and joy on your journey  ..... wherever you are

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

October Winds

It's been very windy for the past two days and although many trees still retain green foliage, every leaf which was not firmly attached has been scattered around the neighbourhood.

I was surprised to see such a variety piled up in our garden .......

Horse chestnut,sweet chestnut,sycamore,oak,lime,maple,cherry,rowan,elm,willow  .......

These, I brought indoors

Gold, rich brown and russet rhododendron leaves

Rhododendrons in spring  -  something to look forward to!

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Dried Petals

Dried fuchsia and larkspur petals

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Begonias and Falling Leaves

Begonias happily bloom as leaves begin to change colour and fall


Blackcurrant and lilac

Insect art !

Detail from  painting  .....  "On the cusp of time -  between Summer and Autumn"

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Morning Feast

This morning, while looking for something to complete this post, I spotted a grey squirrel feasting
on rose hips at the foot of the garden. So intent was it on eating that it didn't notice as I gently opened a window and leaned out.

The hips are now beginning to decay but this probably makes them even more delicious!

The rose bush in June

Maple leaves collected while walking in a community woodland

Maples are not native to Scotland and are usually found in small plantations and arboretums

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Autumn Equinox - Harvest Thanksgiving

Dried vegetation, which has been lying in a corner of my studio since early August

I love watching the forms and colours change  -  creatively it's all grist for the mill .......

Today I'm clearing up and seeds will be returned to the garden to continue their cycle

Nature's Harvest

The sculpture is  "The Fisher Boy"  by Gemito

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Friday, 5 September 2014

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