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Saturday Shells

 

vintage shellsOn Tuesday I found these shell people at Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie – oh what a delight that place is – if you ever get a chance to visit GO!

These were in the Morning Room along with other vintage shell designsvintage shells

vintage shell picture

The lighting is kept low, so it was not easy to get good photos.

National Trust

Such exquisite pieces of shell art

picture made with shells

shells, vintage

morning room

Agatha Christie spent 8 weeks of the year in this house on the banks of the River Dart.

The garden is glorious, the camelias and magnolias stunning – I have more photos to share with you

Devon

lots more!

Click on any photo to see it full screen.

Greenway House

Linking with Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Traffic

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Abu Dhabi heat

sweet sweaty heat to warm me

and heal my tired bones

~

I had to dig deep to find a picture of TRAFFIC for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge this week. There is some traffic there, really there is.

Click on the link to see a whole year of subjects ready and waiting for you to have fun with. This picture goes well with Ronovan’s prompt words of SWEAT and HEAT for his Haiku Challenge.

I had to go back to January 2014 when I went to Abu Dhabi to spend two weeks in the sunshine. That winter I had had one illness after the other and needed to feel sunshine on my body to feel well again. Luckily my brother-in-law was working in Abu Dhabi and I was able to stay with him. I spent long delicious hours wandering the beach collecting shells.

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You can see more about what I got up to on that trip here, here, and here

And my favourite shell picture here.

Cathy and I have enjoyed creating a list of prompts for the whole year. Please leave your links to your TRAFFIC photos in the comments and I will include them in my monthly round-up.

 

Shells

Some more shell mandalas – they make me feel calm and creative, just looking at them – hope you like them too …

this one is simple but one of my favourites

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it became the centre of a few more mandalas

 

1man

 

1mand2

 

i could spend days sorting, categorising, re-sorting and putting into size lines

this quote seems to sum up the zone I was able to get into on holiday

make-artgrr! I can’t remember where I saw this quote – it might have been on Quinn Creative, she comes up with such great quotes and comments about all sorts of aspects of creativity.

1mandaand then

1ma3

 

this happened .. which led me into other designs…

and they are for another day….

Hope you have some peaceful meandering creative time in your day or week.