Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .
Hellebore in the sunlight.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Spring is here and and new things being made.




It's a long time since I posted.

Spring is here and I seem to be busy all the time.

The garden needs a lot of work and I have certainly 
been giving it lots of my time.





I have also been very busy doing a lot of hand sewing ready for a big textile fair that
I sell at each year.
The chair is also a new venture - bringing an old chair back to life with a Gustavian feel.
I have a few more that I want to bring back to life with some love and care.
They will be going to the fair with me too.







On the chair is one of my new cushions.
I have made quite a few so will put more photographs on my next post.
As usual I have used some of my old pearl buttons,which I just love, to add extra interest.






The cushion is made using vintage linen which I have dyed and the images are ones that
I have printed on to old pieces of fine unbleached linen.







Hope you are enjoying the Spring too and the the enthusiasm it seems to bring.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Venice - in its faded glory.



So, it was Venice.
The sun shone, not too cold and not too busy.
The light there is very special.




































Thursday, 12 February 2015

Where did Pilgrim go in January ?



 Last month was a journey I've been wanting to make for many years to re-visit a magical place.
Here are some clues for you.
Next post more photographs.
Who can guess where I was ?
























Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Life and nature continue forward.







I have found it quite difficult to think about posting since the terrible acts happening in France last week.
It all seems  quite superficial to post but nothing will change by me being silent.
Life must go on.


Solidarity.




Last Sunday many people in France and in other countries across the world went on marches to remember those killed in Paris and also to continue with freedom of speech.



 


We went to Pontivy and followed the march and also enjoyed a walk along the River Blavet.
The Blavet in some places has been canalised and therefore there are lock gates and weirs.








The sun shone and it was amazing to see daffodils and primroses in flower. Nobody has told them that it isn't Spring yet !







I took quite a few photographs and looking at them now has helped lift my spirits.
Today the sun is shining  we've been out cutting wood to put by for next winter.


Reflections from a canal boat (used as the tourist office).



Almost a Rothko!









The images below were taken on one of the weirs.
I just love the forms and colours.





I can see some inspiration for paintings here.




























Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas comes to Kerjacob


Gradually I've been putting up some Christmas
things in our house.

I really don't like too many decorations but I do
love the little lights and candles.









The Christmas star hangs from one of the old beams
 in our lounge and when all the lights are out it is magical.






A little wooden tree and gold star sit next to the Egyptian cat.




On our snowy tree a beautiful decoration made by Lynn at Sea Angels.
He is new this year.






The fairy is back - another piece of magic by Lynn.





The tree is decorated with silver this year - very simply.







More sparkle on the old French wire basket.







I love the mercury silver decorations.
This year, as always I've made my Christmas cards and other decorations so
they will be in my next post.