Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Never short of things to do, I have taken up running again, and even though I have slight achilles tendonitis I am enjoying it very much. I bought myself some new Brooks running shoes and I'm off! I have been wanting to get fit all year, and once November arrived it seemed silly to wait until 2012, why wait till the New Year to start a project!!!
So I have lost nearly a stone in weight and I am feeling pretty pleased with myself, I hope I can keep it going and reach my long term weight and fitness goal!
I can't believe it is less than month till Christmas, and I will most likely have to visit Devon inbetween, ah well, "que sera sera" as my mum always used to tell me!
Saturday, 11 June 2011
I think I might have to go back to bed for a bit, I have been up since 4am, I have a horrible cough and laying down makes it worse, so I got up and started cutting out bits and bobs for a collage I am doing. Im going to post a picture of all the cuttings out and you might think I have gone nuts, I am beginning to think so anyway!
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I was going to lay them flat and make a mosaic pattern on the sand, I held one up to look at it, the sun caught the wonderful colours of the shells, so I decided to stand them up like soldiers on parade and catch the late afternoon shadows. It was a glorious day.
After spending many hours on the beach we decided to visit a lovely little inn on the sea front and a beer and a plate of langoustines with crusty bread and garlic butter have never tasted so good. We camped one more night before making our way home. I look forward to the next time we go to Scotland. For a land artist Scotlands coast is just fantastic.
Monday, 25 April 2011
We had a lovely quiet day at Clougha in Lancashire, creating land art. I have not done any since doing the mud spiral and I looked forward to doing something. The weather is very warm for the time of year, summer seems to have arrived early and we will not complain!
I collected some red, green, yellow leaves and some lovely mud from the river bank, it is great mud, very thick and sticky perfect for land art. Mud varies a lot on where you get it, it can be dark black to a horrible brown and the stickiness of it also varies. I should write a list of different types of mud!
Now I did use scissors to cut the leaves into little squares, I don't feel this is land art cheating even though some might think so, it is just another way of using natural materials for art. I found very nice triangular bit of rock, created my mud square and then spent quite a few hours putting on the coloured leaves!
I like the end result, the red leaves after a few hours turned brown, I will go back to the sculpture later and see if it has changed even more.