Category Archives: drawing

At the Beach Hut

Glorious day

the races next field tease trsck

to sit and create


with a wonderful bunch of artists and


and a perky little terrier ……..

Charles Clary

Check this out!! Fascinating paper sculpture by Charles Clary.


St David’s Cathedral

Last Saturday was a drizzly day, just right for visiting St. David’s Cathedral, and looking at all the different patterns in the stone work



in the stained glass windows, on the painted ceilings and the wonderful use of recycled tiles on the floor



the children lit candles and made wishes for people they thought of who were poorly



and I had a little chat with St. David on behalf of my Mum who is 85 and no longer well enough to travel back to her beloved Wales. We always take her back a pebble from Newgale Beach which she puts in her garden next to a cheeky little stone dragon.

Then back to the flat to wash shells

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and use them to inspire pictures

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Six year old E and 3 year old R are always full of creative ideas, after drawing pictures they wanted to make a book to keep them in, so we folded some scrap paper in half and sewed the pages together.

Then they decided they wanted little books to hang round their necks and we decorated them each with a limpet shell

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Lucky that Granny always has a needle and thread wherever she goes

Saturday Link Love

I have been wondering if our different mediums represented at Stonechat could be combined in some way: stone, wood, metal textiles, hard and soft, malleable and fixed. In this post from Quinn Creative (always such interesting meaty posts) a sculptor who combines paper and metal


Andrew Hayes has two great loves–pulp books (or at least their pages) and smooth, cool metal. He chose to combine them into sculptures that contrast hard and soft, permanent and easily destroyed.

23The ease and almost weightless grace make these very pleasing to look at. I’ve love to touch them.

The sculptures are sensual and curved and quite beautiful. It combines altering books with metal sculpture.

Stencils and spray paint are the medium of the artist Above, who creates street art. Above works with shadows and electrical lines and integrates artwork into the surroundings.

The image above shows a long line of people, defeated and waiting. It’s outside an unemployment office in Spain, a country that has a high rate of unemployment.

Here, Above painted white paint over a wall defaced with graffiti, then added the figures to make it an unhappy school day.

The artist Mossi is interested…

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Studio Day last Sunday

I am a little behind with this post as currently I am in Kent (more about that later).

The weather was glorious on Sunday and we tried to get in any shade we could.

Wendy was drawing pebbles

1.pebblesTony was painting, but I did not a photo before he packed things away.

Sarah has a commission for a stone carving as part of a group project and she was trying things out in clay

1.sarah 1.sarah1I was doing collage, which I find really relaxing and was in a pink mood

perhaps brought on by all the pink flowers that abound at this time of year around the huts

1.flosthere were lots of families enjoying paddling, swimming and snorkelling off the rocks

1.swimmersThe sea looked clear and inviting

1.rocksthe rock pools had dried to a mass of glistening salt crystals

1.saltWe had a lovely day!


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