Thursday, 23 April 2015

More Wonderings & my Obsession.







Yet more seascapes. I am obsessed, I know. I do promise other content will appear here soon, but there will always be images of the sea, the rivers and coves, the cliffs and moorland that make up my home in Cornwall alongside the endless pictures of meals and family, and so on.


We have begun the after-school beach sessions when the weather is warm enough. Isabella will go in the water whatever it is like, a bit like her Mama. The children carry a permanent tan as the winds in Cornwall are fairly constant. We consider ourselves pale and yet...


I am still feeling and milling possibilities for change of some sort, as mentioned in my last post. Sometimes I wonder whether my love of this county can't be utilised better. It is so much a part of my soul and I constantly seek inspiration from it, capturing as much as I can with my camera. My designs reflect both it and the life I lead within it. I wonder whether there is something more there I am missing?


We are quite a creative family. Most of the children are creative in different ways and Dave and I both write though not for a very, very long time in my case. Lucy is an author in the making and even Isabella is now writing her first book (at the grand old age of eight). I have finally been forced (nagged) into taking up the pen again by a couple of the gang, with Lucy even buying me a notebook for scribbling my plot details in. No excuse then.

 

An idea is forming, slowly coming together and notes are being made. It's a good way to use those times I wait in the car for various people. I am not saying I am any good at writing, merely that I sort of need to do it. It may be my blog or poetry or a story. I hope this time I actually start the blooming thing!


A quick pause in my meandering musings to show you the jellyfish we found washed up on the shore recently. Beautiful creature isn't it? I swam with a white one of a similar size the next day. We dithered and dallied around each other and it was almost as though it was observing me before finally giving a great surge and swimming away, long tentacles quivering into the distance. I felt quite honoured it spent time with me!


Back to my musings. I wish I could paint the scenes I see. Perhaps I just need to try rather than thinking about it. I would love to render these photos in paint, see the jades and emeralds and deepest blue blend across the canvas, the whitecaps flicking off the sea just as they do in reality. Maybe this weekend I will give it a go.


And so, that is it for today. A shorter post with yet more wondering. Feel free to leave a comment and I will reply. Any thoughts? 

Bye for now x

18 comments:

  1. Pipany, please do pick up your paints and brushes...the colors of the sea, shore, sky are so beautiful. Translucent, shining like jewels, lots motion in the waves. Lots of invitation.

    The blue jellyfish is truly awesome. Awesome is not a word I use very often.

    Grand to see that Isabella is still very fond of the sea. Can this be the same beautiful girl that we first saw as a baby held on your hip? Grand that she's even begun writing a book.

    Best wishes to you on all the creative stretching and exploring that you are beginning...and continuing, too. xo

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    1. Thank you Frances. It's always lovely to hear from you xx

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  2. Your plans sound intriguing Pip. I wish you'd join Instagram so that I could see your pictures of Cornwall every day.

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    1. Hello Sue. well, I would but my phone is pants & I don't know whether you can link directly from your computer. Techie advice needed please!

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    2. You do need a smartphone I'm afraid. Never mind!

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  3. Keep a journal and write down your thoughts and inspirations. You photography is beautiful. Have you thought about exploring this more? You could produce a set of postcards depicting images of your beautiful Cornwall. Isn't that jellyfish the most gorgeous colour?!!! x

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    1. Thanks Simone. I do sometimes do postcards so maybe I should look into this more. All thoughts greatly received! xx

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  4. I promise you we'll never get tired of those stunning photos, but as Frances says, it's wonderful to hear you're thinking of so many ways to explore and stretch your creativity... hopefully we'll get to see the results in due course.

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    1. Oh thanks Chris. I would like to take the photography somewhere but haven't worked out how! Confidence probably xx

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  5. The photos are stunning, could never tire of them. But a long gap so maybe you have gained some confidence and are busy with some exciting project. xx

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  6. These photos bring me right to you, ooooh to be by the sea today, I wish...

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  7. These photos bring me right to you, ooooh to be by the sea today, I wish...

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  8. I really miss your posts on this blog. I also live in gorgeous Cornwall and have started my own blog now, to have a record of my activities, but my photos are nothing like as good as yours. Please post again. Please???

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  9. I've just had the loveliest time looking at your posts after a long while of not being able to find you. I finally went on the old Purplecoo site and scrolled through the names until I found yours - so easy to do, I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier.
    I hope you are well - your family is lovely. Hard to believe that it has been 9 years since we all met on the CL blog competition. Best of luck with your new endeavors!

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