DID I GET INSPIRATION FROM MY HOLIDAY?
Actually, not as much as I thought I would – which might sound strange! Cornwall and Wales were amazingly beautiful but because I am now so focused with my research area, ie CURLS/ANIMALS, I only really wanted to concentrate my energy on recording objects relating to that. So, although I did not encounter much in a physical sense that could help my research, I did learn an awful lot about where the rich sources of research are.
SO FAR, I HAVE GOT THE BEST INSPIRATION FROM OLD BUILDINGS, THEIR ARCHITECTURE AND THEIR FURNISHINGS.
- THESE INCLUDE OLD HOUSES
- OLD CHURCHES
- BOOKS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF ORNAMENTAL DESIGN.
I DON’T GET INSPIRATION (FOR THIS COLLECTION ANYWAY) FROM ORGANIC SOURCES OR NATURE.
So not only has my holiday been great fun, peaceful and energetic but has also been a wonderful LEARNING EXPERIENCE in terms of my design work.
Anyway, I did take photographs, which of course might prove inspirational for a later collection. This one is of the early morning cloud formation rising above a beach in Cornwall. For all my readers not from the UK , Cornwall in England is such a beautiful county. Of course, the one thing that it can’t guarantee is good weather, and it does rain quite a bit. So I was lucky to get this photograph with the sun shining.
We also visited Mid-Wales. I have been before, but this time was overcome with its beauty, its peace and the friendly people who live and work there. We had a fantastic week. I did manage to get some photographs of animals as well, which will be of great use to me when I am designing my CURLY TAIL animal heads.
Sheep under a picnic table. I think I just about managed to capture a good head profile. At least, being a vegetarian for many years, I could look the sheep in its eyes!!
We made friends with a lovely dog called Cassie, so I took her photograph too.
Great profile Cassie!!
I did take photographs of an organic nature. I love the line drawings created on the sand in Cornwall by threads of SEAWEED.
I quite often take photographs of these seaweed line drawings in the hope that they might one day inspire a line of jewellery. A minimalist sort of design I think.
NATURE’S LINE DRAWINGS.
I did visit a huge bookshop in HAY-ON-WYE where I purchased a number of great old and new books rich in illustrations of old ornamental design. More on these books tomorrow as I haven’t had time to read them yet.
Can’t wait to get the pencil, paper and paint back out again – I really hate being away from designing my