Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .
Dried hydrangea heads.

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.




Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The blues - the colour not the emotion !!!

Just going through some of my photographs 
whilst enjoying the 
warmth of the wood stove
at home in Kerjacob.

How many different shades there are in colours
and one colour I really love is blue.

So here we go with a small selection.
No reason - just because they're 
good to look at.



































Monday, 24 November 2014

Writing on the wall - different ways of looking.



I know that are some people really don't like
wall art and I have to say some that are just tags 
have no appeal to me BUT  ……………….
there are some images that I see that just
are so good that they have to be captured
through my camera lense.







On the walls at a fish dock -  Brittany



On the wall of a music school - Brittany.



Outside a music college - Brittany.



Ghost wall of a Dubonnet sign - Brittany.




Seen in London in the summer.


More another day.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Looking at the detail in the ordinary.




Some weeks ago I set to and made a book with some of my photographs.
I have never done anything like it before but
found it very enjoyable.

Anybody who really knows me well would probably recognise
my style in photography.
I like to look at detail, to notice maybe what others 
wouldn't.
I remember quite clearly my daughter asking me
when she was very tiny
why I took photographs of 'rubbish'.

Well, I'm still doing it but maybe now she would understand that
what she thought then was rubbish really wasn't.








I adore old doors and windows.




Lichen on the rocks in Brittany.


Ivy taken off a tree becomes a piece of art
against the wall of our house.

Another love - rusty metal.






One of the doors at Kerjacob.









Monday, 13 October 2014

More from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


I have been somewhat slow in getting more photographs
posted from YSP.
I've been busy putting together a book of some of
my photographs.

( more of this in my next post )






I really liked the simple graphics of Tom Frost.
It was very clear from the sales that he'd made
that I certainly wasn't the only one.





Out in the grounds of the park is a varied selection of sculptures.
Some are there most of the time and just look amazing in the landscape of this area.









Barbara Hepworth.




Love the way these figures have rusted over time.




The children who were at the park really loved going round and in between this huge rabbit.


Elizabeth Frink - I LOVE her work.








So lastly the buildings, now empty, were I spent three years of my life
 as an art student.
In my first year, at was then called Breton Hall, I lived
 on the first floor of this wonderful old mansion.
 I clearly remember the night we got the news of the
 assassination of John Kennedy - 1963 -
the radios on everywhere telling the terrible news and
 our utter disbelief and sadness.




These were the views and landscape that I enjoyed then and did this summer over
40 years on.