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Fishink walks and new artwork.

March 27, 2015

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The weather of late, has been kinder and warmer, so we’ve been making the most of it and getting out for walks whilst the the round yellow ball in the sky is visible…. of course the dog always wants to join in. We set off for Wythenshawe Park, where I have been before, but only just realised thanks to my blog, that the last time was over a year ago.

Often I find the most exciting things to see, are happening either above my head, or below or my eye line. I’m always looking everywhere to be sure that I don’t miss any of nature’s treasure.

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I’ve photographed this fish and frog previously, but they still made me smile when I came across them again.

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Huge beautiful cones and morse-coded or Ordnance-Survey-mapped, pieces of bark, lie waiting to be discovered.

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I love seeing the sun shining through leaves and trees, it’s like illuminated, coloured, sparkly lights in the forest.

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Wythenshawe Hall, is sadly in need of a lot of TLC. It would look amazing once resoted, but probably also needs an amazing amount of funding in order to do so.

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How lucky to be out amongst the birdsong. Boo thinks so too, however she’s slightly more obsessed with the squirrels and bouncing around like a young gazelle !

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Trees doing their own form of yoga or perhaps expressional dance.

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There was a carpet of dry pine needles (above) which swirled in circles and scrunched beneath our feet. This gate made me think of Tom’s Midnight (or The Secret) Garden. The contrast of these furry yellow buds against the blue sky, shouted to be photographed. Along with the bench which appears to be a little down at heart !

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Finally, I really liked this photograph of Boo, off foraging, with the sun shining through the layered and twisted forest. It encapsulated my feelings for this spring-like day.

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I found a couple of beautiful, delicate treasures on my doorstep this week.

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Someone described the top right, leaf close up, as an aerial view of a city, and I think the sycamore seed (below) looks like a whole forest. Isn’t nature amazing !

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I’ve also been busy working on some new, much larger artwork, also inspired by nature.

The artwork itself is 30 x 30 cms and the frames are 50 x 50 cms. They’re both available for purchase at £140 each (plus p&p) and are original, one-off collages, signed by myself. This first illustration is called “Gone Fishing ” and it depicts two bears in the woods, roasting their days catch over a log fire.

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The second piece is called ” Nesting In The Cornfield ” and shows a huge comfy Hen, bedded down in the surrounding corn.  Let me know if you might be interested in either piece or perhaps a similar, commissioned piece for your home.

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What have you seen lately to show that Spring maybe on it’s way ? Please leave me your thoughts. Happy weekend.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2015 2:32 pm

    Lovely work, especially the chicken.

  2. March 27, 2015 6:02 pm

    I love the skeleton leaves and the fishing bears, your posts are so beautiful! Keep ’em coming!

  3. March 27, 2015 8:58 pm

    I’m digging that Indigo chicken.

    • March 28, 2015 8:51 am

      You’re digging the one that’s already ‘dug in’ ? : ) How kind, Happy Weekend.

  4. felixbieti permalink
    March 31, 2015 12:23 am

    I love your blogs – the details evoke walks in fabulous places – and inspired me to take note today and I saw Ash buds, curly wood, celandine and violets – pairs of geese, herons a herd of deer and a shaggy pony – if only I had a camera as good as yours! It was a delight to find a comment from Celia Hart in your blog – I love her wonderful country prints – and I am truly honoured that you are now following my pinterest boards!

    • March 31, 2015 7:24 am

      Hi Cat. How lovely to hear from you, and fab that my post also inspired you to take a mental list of what you saw when last out walking too…. and quite a list !

      My camera is only a little Casio Exilim compact so nothing special really. It’s always handy, being a small pocket size camera and yet it does have a decent zoom and macro ability too, so is good on all fronts.

      I always follow people on Pinterest who have a keen eye for a good collection of subjects, colour, pattern and interesting details, and your boards were no exception.

      Thanks for following my blog too, glad to have you along for the ride : )

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