Beachcomber: free to roam

Soft sand oozes through tightly curled toeswarm waves wash deliciously over settling feet;surveying my horizons I am a beachcomber: orange, magenta, ivory spheresgrown knobbed and spiked over the years;momentary dream of tired totyelling their dream at parent hot,who chucks what’s due into honesty pot; translucent, tempting to touchno longer deadly – well, not much;once predator…

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Art in the time of lockdown #13

With restrictions easing, this may be the final ‘Lockdown’ post. No matter. For me 13 is not a bad omen. Even as a child I quite liked the number. For Number 13 I had something in mind that was just for a bit of fun. Sheep in Welsh Storm Inspiration: Henri Rousseau: Tiger in Tropical…

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Art in the time of lockdown #12

I follow a great travel site: Hops and Skips and Jumps by a lady traveller from Ireland. She has been posting Saturday Sculptures and inviting fellow bloggers to share their images. Way back in 2003 I was visiting Aldeburgh in Suffolk with my husband and we were fortunate in coming face-to-face with the iconic Henry…

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Art in the time of lockdown #11

I was absolutely thrilled that the image I created for my Art in lockdown #10 was selected by the BBC as one of their ‘In Pictures’ images on the theme of Self-portrait. Another self-portrait I worked on at the time was on the theme of reflections. Endless perspectives – limited possibilities Lockdown is providing a…

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Art in the time of lockdown #10

Self-portrait: possibilities This image is the first in the series to have been created without a particular ‘inspiration’ in mind. Once again my very patient husband was key – taking photographs of me without knowing exactly what was called for. The problem was that I was unable to explain. It was a case of “I’ll…

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Art in the time of lockdown #9

Picnic on the Grass Performing a ‘one-eighty’ on my inspirational artwork here I am with two male models! Not the usual combination of clothed and unclothed adults we are used to observing. Once again, my fun take on famous artworks brings with it a more serious question about what is acceptable in the artworld.My thanks…

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