September 13, 2014   1 note
jennicresswell:

My inspiration from my visit to A La Ronde, Devon - a wonderful museum for the marvellous spinster Parminter cousins’ collections of feathers, shells and other memorabilia.

jennicresswell:

My inspiration from my visit to A La Ronde, Devon - a wonderful museum for the marvellous spinster Parminter cousins’ collections of feathers, shells and other memorabilia.

September 13, 2014   1 note
My inspiration from my visit to A La Ronde, Devon - a wonderful museum for the marvellous spinster Parminter cousins’ collections of feathers, shells and other memorabilia.

My inspiration from my visit to A La Ronde, Devon - a wonderful museum for the marvellous spinster Parminter cousins’ collections of feathers, shells and other memorabilia.

September 5, 2014

Swimming at Dancing Ledge, camping in Tom’s Field, pasties and cider at the Square & Compass, walking the Priests Way, revisiting the beautiful Dorset Coast and happy times with Kath.

September 5, 2014

Bonny Scotland 2013. Snow, roaring fires, warm welcome, dancing, and singing in the new year at Hogmanay…

September 5, 2014   1 note

Pen sketches during France trip 2013 - south west coast and all points north…beautiful.

June 5, 2014   1 note

Its been a year since I gave myself permission for a break from the studio while I took on a full time day job. Last month I finally got a chance to get back to the studio regularly and got straight back to creating some new blocks and trying to remember where I left things last year. I missed the regular cheecking in to sit and review, plan and make work - I am wondering if I still have the knack!

As a starting point I am cataloguing all the photos and sketches I have made during my break. I hope this will consolidate my direction with my new found time. I have also been doing some ad hoc printing for cards and wrapping paper using the erstwhile humble neglected potato as the block. Here is the resulting ‘Hecate’s Moon’ print - Willow being traditionally aligned with the darker side of the moon…

November 25, 2013

“ "Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life… . Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow (inadvertently, I’m sure) forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here – and, by extension, what we’re supposed to be writing." Makes me want to get into the studio and get my hand dirty… ”

Anne Lamott via Brain pickings

September 19, 2013
What I came across on the pavement last weekend. I wonder if anyone got to hear Zoe’s Prayer…

What I came across on the pavement last weekend. I wonder if anyone got to hear Zoe’s Prayer…

September 11, 2013

The irascible Brighton Morris men and Cuckoos Nest. Pen sketch from traditional English folk session held monthly at The Park Crescent.

September 4, 2013

Pen sketches on postcards for Kath. Always remembered…