Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Bored yet?





We honeymooned for two nights a week after the wedding in north Somerset at Porlock Weir. We stayed at an old hunting lodge, now Millers. It was bliss. Porlock Weir is tiny, a pub, a cafe or two, some tiny gift shops and the hotel. We didn't want for anything though. Great company, fantastic food, gorgeous Gin, who could want for more? Apart from eating well and 'enjoy
ing each others company' we spent hours playing on the beach.
Simon started by stacking stones in
to towers, the rocks were perfect for this and he made quite a few structures
which reminded us of the Easter Island statues somehow.
Next he looked out for rocks
with right angles chipped from them, he gathered four to make a square. He also made a very subtle rainbow, sequencing slightly coloured rocks. It was really funny watching Simon so engrossed, he is a scientist always reading and fascinated by new ideas and concepts
but playing with natural materials seems to be his creative calling, he enjoys the temporary nature, the hard nature of the materials the
physicality.





I tried to do some sketching, everything came out rather

weak, a reflection that I am out of practice. The pen and ink study was the last page I worked on and I am much happier with this, I think working in ink demands a braver, stronger approach. I want to use the sketches and photographs and some studies of pieces of wood and shell I bought back to form the basis of some work for my City and Guilds. So our honeymoon was short but perfect and the images we have bought back mean so much to us- we will never forget our time at Porlock Weir.


6 comments:

Pomona said...

I am in awe of your creativity on all fronts. I remember the person from Porlock - he had a lot to answer for.

Pomona x

Lyn said...

looks like you had just the right sort of honeymoon, taking it easy after all the preparations for the day. I like the pebble structures and sketching is all about experimenting and not about the final result, don't be too hard on yourself!
xxx

Gina said...

Sounds as though you had a lovely break. The pen sketch is fabulous.

Twiggy said...

Mr Twigs and I spent a week in Porlock for our honeymoon, twas lovely :)
Twiggy x

Poppy Cottage said...

I have been really rubbish at keeping up with blogs, especially mising yours. I am so sorry. You looked so so happy on your wedding day. So glad it went so well. Thinking of you xx

karen said...

sketching on honeymoon...now that's what I call artistic dedication.