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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

out and about...

After the long winter the chance of a sunny warm day inspired me to text a friend and arrange a spontaneous lunch...we met at Priest's Mill in Caldbeck, one of my favourite places to go, not least for the stunning countryside and delicious food at the cafe,  but also that centre of gorgeous textile creativity, The Wool Clip!

It was just so good to be out of the house and studio and into fresh air, the scenery around Caldback and the drive there is always wonderful, even if I did have to go a rather long way round on a diversion as the usual road was closed...a metaphor for always being willing to go another way in life and trusting the road will take you where you want to go!

We had lunch al fresco and such a good catch up on our lives...what a joy...and on the way home I stopped on the road back over the moors and smelt the air and listened to the bird song and felt the wind on my skin, heard it rustling the grasses...

 
  
driving back I stopped to photograph the glory of the gorse, glowing like yellow fire in the sunlight...
 
and on my (almost) daily walk along our village road, spring is suddenly leaping ahead with green, yes glorious green, new and fresh...



even humble daisies are a joy for their beauty and simplicity and for the spring and summer potential they represent...


lambs are the eternal symbol of hope, born at often the bleakest time of the year, surviving all that the weather throws at them, and still able to play and skip in the sunshine, a reminder of childhood fun and an innocent, carefree attitude we would do well to emulate!



there is beauty and inspiration everywhere if we just have eyes to see it. I love my neighbour's rusty shed, even the barbed wire has an aesthetic quality in some strange way..


and the same neighbour had a pot of fabulous poppies, a pop of colour, hot and sizzling no matter the ambient temperature and weather...and hope for what is to come!



so I trust that whereever you are, you are getting out and about and appreciating what is around you and perhaps being inspired by the simplest things...meantime I'm back into the studio for some fabric fun, a textile group exhibition is looming so it's time to get on down with threads and yarns, upcycle some fabrics and get stitching!

have a creative week...









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