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Cottage, Cygnets and Meeting the Artist

22 Oct

We met our friends for breakfast at The Heron on the side of the Malpas River and had a delicious breakfast with delightful company. Across the water is this lovely white cottage with its own stone steps down to the beach.

Walking away, we spotted two swan families on the water with six cygnets between them.

Afterwards we went into Truro to the museum to collect the print of Tony Foster’s Lockdown diary 1 which I fell in love with when we first saw it a couple of weeks ago. I showed you Lockdown Diary 2 in a post that day. You can see it here. You’ll be able to see the print when it has been framed.
I was excited about collecting the print and even more so when the staff said that Tony Foster was in the gallery and that I should go and meet him. What a lovely, friendly man! He was so easy to chat to, about his paintings, about the Grand Canyon, about the danger our beautiful and fragile planet is in, about lockdown and his delightful record of those strange days.  He was gracious enough to let me get a photo for this blog. He is standing by Lockdown Diary 1, a copy of which will be on our wall before too long.

At the back of the catalogue are the following words.

 

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5 responses to “Cottage, Cygnets and Meeting the Artist

  1. utesmile

    October 23, 2021 at 8:23 am

    How delightful, meeting the artist himself. Anhonour and chatting with him about important subjects. It iwll be forever in your memory looking at your print at home on the wall. It feels extraordinary !

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      October 23, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Yes, it was so special. I told him that hearing him on Radio Cornwall after first seeing the exhibition had made me cry. “Oh dear,” he said. “Was I that bad?” Not, it was after seeing the glorious , colourful and vivid undersea painting of the Maldives and then hearing him say that only a year later, the coral had all died and it was like an underwater desert.
      You can see from his smile in the photo what a lovely, genuine individual he is. 🙂

       
      • utesmile

        October 23, 2021 at 9:14 am

        That is exactly what I thought, seeing his smile. Genuine lovely man and it feels like you want to have a chat with him over a coffee taking time and enjoying it.

         
  2. Helen

    October 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Wonderful! Your posts lift my spirits especially on a day like today, when I learned that a close friend has terminal cancer. Yet life goes on and there are beautiful things in this world as well as tragedy.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      October 23, 2021 at 7:02 am

      I’m so sorry about your friend . I hope I can continue to find the bits of beauty in the life around us and that they can help you through the difficult time to come. With love, Sally

       

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