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Welly Dogs, Strange Tree and A Gift Card

Our delightful Tinners’ Hounds by David Kemp, known locally as the Welly Dogs  have been given poppies.

Tinners’ Hounds

One of our neighbours has made what I am calling their Sea side tree, covered as it is with shells, fishing floats and nets, pebbles, rope, flippers and goggles!

Sea side tree

Our Christmas cards have arrived today and along with each pack comes a free gift card. I particularly like this one in purple, white and green. For the last few years we have bought our cards from Sreepur Village. The cards are handcrafted by the women of the village and are a vital supplement to very basic family budgets and all proceeds from the sale go back to the village. You can find out more at www.sreepurcards.org

Sreepur gift card

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2017 in art, Beauty, Cornwall, Photography, Redruth, sculpture

 

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Pednandrea Chimney, Hollyhocks and Autumn Leaves

A pretty peachy cloud was hovering over Pednandrea Chimney as we walked down to buy some milk.

Pednandrea chimney stack (the Cornish name means ‘At the head of the town’) can be seen for miles around

Coming back up the lane we saw pink Hollyhocks over a neighbours fence and  burnished golden leaves along the path.

Hollyhocks in the evening light

Wet Autumn leaves on the last day of August

 

Frida Kahlo, Earrings and First Words

I’ve been trying to find time to get to Studio 10 in Redruth to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition since last Sunday. I made it at last, met some lovely people, saw some amazing art and bought some earrings! I just loved the humour in these mosaic characters by Susie Chaikin, an artist I am delighted to have discovered today. Do have a look at her website by clicking on the red link. I featured some of her husband, Mike Chaikin’s, kinetic sculptures in April without knowing they were his – sorry! You can see them here.

Frida and Diego by Susie Chaikin

Here are the earrings I bought today. I need to find out the name of the artist maker. (I have now been told they have been made by Anne Boo Whetter.

Beautiful earrings

Sorting through stuff again – it’s ongoing! – I re-discovered Baby’s Progress, a little booklet given to my Mum to record my progress many years ago. Here is one page from it.

Mum’s record of me!

 

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A Magazine Article for You

We have been working in the garden all day and my camera has been left untouched but the garden looks a lot better – hedges trimmed, slabs swept, last pots planted up and rubbish all taken to the dump.  Instead of my photos, here today is the article that appeared in the May edition of Cornwall Today about our production ‘Until the Day Break’. Click on any photo to make the writing clearer.

Frontispiece for the article

Carn Brea Castle on 1st page

Bigger words

Next two pages

page 3

Page 4

Last pages

Easier to read

 

 

 

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Teddy Bear, Carn Brea and Brodiaea

Before supper tonight at The Blue Bar we walked on the beach and passed by a Teddy Bear being hauled up the beach on a miniature surfboard.

Teddy on a surf board

Driving home from Porthtowan it is always a joy to see Carn Brea with its castle and monument.

Carn Brea with castle and Bassett Monument

A lovely friend brought me an enormous bunch of Brodiaea which are now on the hall table in a beautiful Jane Hamlyn pot.

Brodiaea

 

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Tregellas Tapestries, Hydrangea and Pink Leaves

Today I took our exhibition posters and supplementary material to The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth as they are going to put it all on display in the near future. While I was there, I spent time, as always, with the remarkable Tregellas tapestries. Here are two more to add to those I have shown you before. You can read some of their history here.

The National Trust

The National Trust in Cornwall

Holidays in Cornwall 1925-30

Holidays in Cornwall

We stomped around Burncoose Nurseries’ Gardens this afternoon. The various Hydrangeas are looking lovely.

Hydrangea ?

Hydrangea flowers

I loved the pale pink new growth I show you below with the dark green older leaves but, sadly,  I don’t know what the plant is. Perhaps someone could enlighten me?

 

 

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Purple Poppies, Frida Kahlo and Orange Car

I love the delicacy of these purple poppies’ petals.

A pair of purple poppies

A pair of purple poppies

We chose the route home that takes us along Bond Street where there is a newish gallery called Studio 10 whose windows we like to look into. What treasures there today! A whole exhibition to Frida Kahlo – and when I looked it up, I discovered that the exhibition, The Frida Experiment, starts on Sunday until July 15th with this byline –  ‘Sixteen artists working in various disciplines expressing how Frida Kahlo has influenced their work.’ I shall be back next week to have a proper look.

Frida Kahlo at Studio 10

Studio 10

Nearer home, there is a house where interesting cars can often be seen. Today it is this orange delight. I don’t know what it is but I like it and hope one of my readers may be able to enlighten me.

Waiting to be told what this car is....

Orange vehicle

 

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