Sunday, 15 June 2014

Folksy Sunshine and Sand

Earlier this week I was stuck in a grey office, with only a small dismal opaque window & I was in a mood to match my surroundings! However, I could see a ray of sunlight trickling through. It had been a day full of stresses, demands and emotional encounters. So that is exactly the kind of day that my brain will grasp a simple thing like that little ray of sunlight, to start its imaginary journey...far away to somewhere peaceful, white sands, gentle warm breeze, rippling waves and where no one and nothing demands of me. 
Well, this is just a dream as I haven't made it to such a place yet, but my fellow Folksy sellers are full of wonderful items that help 'transport me there'...in my mind at least!
(Click on the name below the photo to visit the appropriate shop.)












And here's a few more on this forum thread; Folksy Talks

Monday, 2 June 2014

Inspirations - of the watery kind

Well, you can't live in wondrous Cumbria and not be totally captivated by some of its watery features. It may have good rainfall, but that is what keeps Cumbria so wonderfully lush and full of such inspiration, providing ample supply of ideas. So if you are stuck for an idea and the rain is pouring down, then just take a look at those droplets hitting the puddles or the rain cascading from the drainpipes. Suddenly that paper in front of you or those beads sitting on the tray can begin to take on a whole new form.

To help you with your ideas here's a selection of some of my watery inspired pieces and some of those Cumbrian locations that really got my mind into gear!