Posted in June 2013

Crank calls

Crank calls

My mum used to have an old fashioned telephone, in black, in the lounge. When I saw this today it brought back memories of being aged 4, coming home from playschool and secretly dialling random numbers as my mum prepared lunch. I used to love it when someone answered….and my mum never found out. Thank … Continue reading

Animal Park, Labenne, France

Animal Park, Labenne, France

The peacocks were on parade at Labenne’s animal park. The little zoo is home to two peacocks, one of which is a white peacock. Contrary to popular belief this magnificent white bird is not albino, it’s eyes are blue. The other peacock is equally as beautiful, especially as he paraded around the park showing off … Continue reading

Sand, Sea and Spray

Sand, Sea and Spray

The sunshine came out for the Sand, Sea and Spray urban art festival in Blackpool yesterday. The free festival was spread over the weekend and locations situated at North and South shore. First up we headed to the Victorian sun lounge at the bottom of North Pier where the artists were working away to the … Continue reading

Les méduses…Jellyfish in France

Les méduses…Jellyfish in France

Oh they move so beautifully, pulsating through the water with their tentacles trailing gracefully behind. They’ve roamed our seas and oceans for over 500 million years, perhaps longer. I’ve got a little story about my encounter with jellyfish, which I shall tell you shortly. I was entranced by these guys, or they could have been … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Alison Tootell

Artist Interview: Alison Tootell

At the first sign of sunshine I went out on a mystery walk and ended up at the dilapidated Penwortham or Vernon’s Mill on Factory Lane, Preston. This huge, sorry looking structure seemed so eerie. I wondered if this is what appealed to local artist Alison Tootell. Her finely detailed pieces, currently on display at … Continue reading