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Painting, Dustbin and Another Cornish Lane

Open Studios is on all over Cornwall this week and we made our second visit this afternoon. We both fell in love with a beautiful painting where the colours of the sea have been captured so well in “A Hot Afternoon.” There is one more day to see Pauline Passmore’s lovely work.

By Pauline Passmore

Leaving we were met by this dustbin which made us both smile.

We drove down some beautiful Cornish lanes to get back home.



Copper Beech, Stile and A Cornish Lane

Next door’s Copper Beech is glorious!

Copper Beech leaves against a very blue sky

We visited another Open Studio today, not over the stile, just down the lane and we bought a beautiful small painting. It has to stay in situ until the Open studios event is over so I will show you when we bring it home.

Stone stile

Our Cornish lanes have the most beautiful hedgerows at the moment – Pink Campion, Bluebells, Cow Parsley (which my SIL calls Queen Anne’s  Lace, a much prettier name) and greenery and all under a blue, blue sky.

Cornish lane


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Gwennap Graveyard, Jeremy Visick and Open Studios

LiveWire 2 has just finished reading one of his Great Grandfather’s books, Jeremy Visick, and wanted to be taken to see the gravestone that inspired my Dad, David Wiseman, to write the story. We found the gravestone to the Martins, looked at the cottage where Matthew lived, walked through the avenue of yew trees, walked by the stream where Matthew’s Dad washed the car, found Wheal Maid…… it was wonderful to hear J quoting from the novel and asking to find the next place!

After lunch we went on another Open Studios tour, mainly because the children wanted to see Nicky throwing pots. They were totally engrossed! We were then encouraged to visit the other Open Studios in the village of Crowan and discovered such treasures – Cormorant Reconsidered Furniture where unique and beautiful furniture is to be found. I wish we had room for at least one piece. I just loved the mirrors made by Joanna Moran and the originality of her thought and creativity.  From there we went to visit Martin Douglas Guitars, more beautiful work, this time handmade guitars which were inspiring! The children enjoyed each and every visit but loved the pot throwing the best.  Open Studios continues all next week so there is plenty of time to go and visit!


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