"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Saturday, 10 January 2015

landscapes and heads

a busy start to the month ...
being back at Tag Tuesday and Love Stitching Red

I'm pleased that I've got into a nice rhythm posting in both places
sharing art tags and my erosion and wrecking projects
mid week ... Tuesdays and Wednesdays

http://tagtuesday.blogspot.co.uk/

yesterday Jo and I went over to Morvah Schoolhouse

it was an eerily foggy day driving on the coast road
between St. Ives and St. Just ...
 the landscape ... a wintry russet brown
with a hint of seascape


and I was very pleased to find "Landscapes and Heads" open

an exciting and varied show of mixed media work
from the group "Unit 11" led by Sue Dove

this was my favourite installation


I found each individual piece full of interesting textures ... 
beautiful painterly textures and marks
very inspiring indeed ...

 
and my other favourite was this art figure installation ...
with her beautiful rosy scarf
and interesting facial details

after the show Jo and I had lunch at Kegen Teg in St. Just
and did our annual book swap and pressies
I gave Jo ... Ruth Issett's Passion for Colour
and she gave me Lesley Riley's Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur

then I was bamboozled by this  and made some purchases ...


we ended the day by visiting The Maker's Emporium in St. Just
it was so full of fabulousness and beauty that another visit is in order ...
watch this space ...

the weather did not improve for our journey home
it was atmospheric and very Cornish ... in a wuthering sort of way


I adore it over on that coast road
I love the contrast of the landscape compared to St. Ives and Mousehole

my favourite time to visit is spring when the landscape is yellow
but I don't know if I can wait that long ...

10 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

What beautiful colours in that first photo Carolyn! And those hangings are fantastic. I'm glad you had a wonderful day :-D xx

Julie said...

I'm glad you got to Morvah before the exhibition ended. Thank you for all the lovely photos of the work. The figure is fascinating and I love the poppy seedhead sketch for the eye. You certainly had a different day for the journey but it looks wonderfully mysterious. I'm glad you're enjoying your creative time now :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The show looks wonderful - so glad you were able to visit and could share some of it with us. Lovely fog photos too!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I enjoyed your photos.
Thanks for sharing all the SRT...I am so INSPIRED!!!

Gillian Salmons said...

I can understand why you enjoyed the exhibition so much - it looks very exciting.

Starr White said...

Looks like a fabulous day out! and I especially love the moody, wintry weather - my favorite kind of day :) Thanks for sharing.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a beautiful misty capture of the landscape that first photo is.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love Sue Dove's work. Fabulous installation. The head was so cool. Thanks for sharing. xox

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful works with us. Cornwall looks lovely even in the mist.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

So lovely, really enjoy those misty pics - and Sue Dove's work at Morvah. Lesley x