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Mirror, Painting and Sky

Some beautiful things that I can see from my bed:

Mirror, necklaces and other little treasures

Glasgow Art School, one of our favourite buildings, sadly seriously damaged by fire

Out of the bedroom window-a glimpse of blue

 

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Stars, Paintings and Do Good December

We went back to Krowji today, to their Open Studios event,  so that I could show the lovely Mr S some of the beautiful art work I had seen on Friday.  We sang under these stars on Friday.

Backdrop in the entrance of Krowji

We both fell for some of Kerry Harding’s paintings seen below with her permission – fabulous dramatic work that, sadly was beyond our price tag.

Kerry Harding’s beautiful work

I also loved one of Chloe  Tinsley’s paintings, vibrant and catching at my heart strings – again with a rather large price tag though I am figuring out how to do this!  Click on the red link to see the painting that I fell in love with.

It’s December and I am sharing another positive poster from Action for Happiness.

Do good December

We have started on the Do Good thing by making up two boxes for Cornwall’s Christmas box project where a whole Christmas dinner plus treats are packed up in a decorated box and distributed, via the council, The boxes are given out by Cornwall Council’s teams working with vulnerable and impoverished families, the poorest in Cornwall, to give them something for Christmas. More than 500 were donated last year.  If you are local and would like to contribute, here is the link.

 

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Kindness, V W Beetle and A Farewell

Yesterday was World Kindness Day. Every day should be kindness day! This is a reminder for each of us to be kind to ourselves as well as to others.

Note to self

We saw this beautiful Beetle in town.

Decorated Beetle

I loved this painting in Tate St Ives when we popped in on Sunday. It is The Fisherman’s Farewell by Christopher Wood and I found it very touching.

The Fisherman’s Farewell

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Posted by on November 14, 2018 in art, Kindness, painting, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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A Painting, A Poem and A Banned Ad

It has been the roughest of days – rain overflowing from the guttering and streaming down the windows and wild, wild  wind, leaves blown hither and thither and strange thumps from outside while things are blown around the yard. So – I give you a  wonderful painting by Giuliana Lazzerini evoking the warmth of a summer day.

To The Sky by Giuliana Lazzerini 1998

We met Brian Patten many years ago when in Yorkshire and he signed his book, ‘Love Poems’ for me. This delightful poem is from that collection. I think we all need the ‘safeguard against imagining’ that there is ‘nothing bright or special in the world.’  There is and we need to keep reminding each other of the good, the bright and the special.

The Stolen Orange

When I left I stole an orange
I kept it in my pocket
It felt like a warm planet
Everywhere I went smelt of oranges
Whenever I got into an awkward situation
I’d take out the orange and smell it
And immediately on even dead branches I saw
The lovely and fierce orange blossom
That smells so much of joy
When I went out I stole an orange
It was a safeguard against imagining
There was nothing bright or special in the world
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I am a political animal though I don’t often allow that part of my life in here where I search always for the bright and the special. I read today that the following advert aimed at the Christmas market has been banned. I think it has a message that should be shared, irrespective of the company it is advertising so here it is.

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3065937/iceland-blocked-from-airing-palm-oil-christmas-advert

Checking the published post, I find that the verses of Brian Patten’s poem are all squashed together instead of three line verses. I have tried to correct this but WordPress won’t let me.

 
 

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Falmouth Bay, Painting and Playing Cards

Falmouth Bay was beautiful today, as always – the Agapanthus in full bloom, yachts with their spinnaker sails and happy people on the beach. We went there after a brilliant sing with The Suitcase Singers choir this morning

The family went to St Ives on the train and into Tate St Ives where LiveWire T was inspired by the art trail and the paintings of Patrick Heron.

T’s painting done at the Tate inspired by Patrick Heron

Later on we played Beggar My Neighbour with some brilliant playing cards featuring fourteen inspiring women.

Little Feminist Playing cards by Mudpuppy

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2018 in art, Cornwall, Falmouth, painting, Photography

 

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Truro Station, Tea-Cups, Cornish Lane and Dessert

I must be a glutton for punishment but suddenly, I couldn’t let P&V get on the train this morning without waving them off so we went to Truro Station this morning to do just that. For some reason, it was less sad than last night and felt right.

Children’s art in the station foyer

Afterwards we went to Trelissick for some  R&R and lunch in the old house which was a special treat. I loved the clock in the dining room and plan on trying to make one like it.

Tea-cup clock

The drive home through the lanes is always beautiful.

Sunlight through the trees

We went to Porthtowan for supper with the Munich contingent and had a beautifully presented ‘dessert’ made by the little cousins.

Flower dessert

 

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A Painting, A Poster and The Copse

My lovely Sister, an artist who lives in Hawaii, painted this beautiful, sunny piece and gave me permission to put it on here as one of my beautfulthings today.

One of my beautiful Sister’s beautiful paintings

We’ve been in Exeter today to have lunch with Daughter No1. This poster about migration was on a lamp-post in the city.

Paddington Bear was a refugee

The copse at Cookworthy Knapp means so much to people who have been away from Cornwall, their home, even if only for a day! They tell us that we are nearly home, hence their nickname. Photos are always taken from a moving car.

The Nearly Home Trees – for Anne

 

 

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