Monday, 13 July 2009


Here is a post which is from this time last year. I am re posting it as part of Seth Apter's Buried Treasure 2010 project to be found on the blog The Altered Page. He has asked folk to collaborate by posting a favourite past post. I felt that it would be apt to post this one as it is about this time last year it was first posted. It will also celebrate the fact that my blog is just over a year old now...Happy Blogday to me. Enjoy going back in time.

I have just spent a wet week in Bude, Cornwall with husband Rob and son Toby. While they spent the days frolicing in the waves in wet suits, I had an enjoyable time exploring rock pools and collecting stones.

I find seaside pebbles irresistable, the Bude coast line is edged with these gorgeous stones before the sand appears when the tide goes out.

The rocks on the edge of the beaches are covered in the deepest blue clusters of mussels

and although the orange fishing net is really rubbish it looks fabulous against the blue.

I knew I would have sometime left to my own devises so I cut up a larger sketch book to make this square format, 11 x 11cms and at the end of the week decorated the front with beach finds.

I manage 2 to 3 drawings a day, some on the beach, some inspired by the day

I prepared pages with acrylic paint and wall paper before coming away,

and used collage to inspire some pages.

I am left with a personal reminder of a lovely holiday that is easier to look at than a set of photos.

Now back at home I am working on new collagraphs for my galleries, this Barnacle Goose lives at Slimbridge and fills an A1 piece of Snowdon cartridge


Printed Material said...

Looks like a great holiday Sue. Love the sketchbook. Bude in the rain - hmmm, been there, done that - no wonder you got so many pages done!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Sue, stunning images...your sketchbook pages are really beautiful.

Your Barnacle Goose is truly stunning. Great details you achieve with collagraph printing.

Cathy said...

Love your artwork on your blog. The goose is quite beautiful. Always in awe of people who create wonderful prints.

SCB said...

Hello Sue, I'm a printmaker who studied in Bristol in the 1990's and has now moved to Australia with my Aussie husband and children! I found your blog through Lesley Crawley's blog list. I love your prints and look forward to seeing what else you get up to. Best wishes, Sara

SCB said...

ps, I forgot to say that I love geese: the first image I ever printed was a monotype of a goose... Yours is just lovely.