Thames Foreshore

10.Nov.17

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Pieces collected from the Thames foreshore near the OXO Tower, photographed on a glass table.

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I set off from Wool Station on a crisp November morning.railway station

 

arrived in Waterloo at about 11.50 and was delighted to find the tide out along the Thames ….

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looking East

Thames foreshore

a dear little footprint left by a gull

gull print

 

Just a 10 minute wander along the beach on my way to Tate Modern.

I checked out the Members’ rooms. I went to the one in the new building for lunchlunch at Tate Modern

 

A very nice spacious room BUT!!!!!!! and this is a very BIG BUT

The room is in a new building, an Art Museum and Gallery, there are spectacular views from this room, BUT can you see the views as you sit and have lunch?????????

NO!

Tate Modern Members' Room

 

How crazy is that!

So I ate my lunch, did a little crochet, and then realised that the grain of the oak table might make a perfect background for my beach findsbeach clean art

 

The Good Ship ‘Blue Cheese’. God bless her and All who Sail in Her!

And what about the black tray

Beach clean Art

Then off to explore more of the Tate. You can see a post about my visit on my other blog: Wild Daffodil.

 

 

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Newgale, Pembrokeshire

December 2016 (17th and 25th)

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Looks clean doesn’t it

Here is the result of two Beach Cleans

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And there was SO much more. My beloved Newgale, I had never seen so much stuff on it before, surely we MUST reduce our use of plastics .

To cope with the sadness, I look for gems of colour and design which I hope to make pieces of art with. The unknown human stories attached to each item fascinate me.

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Do any of them get your creative mind working?

Lighting?

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A mug tree?

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A Damien Hirst inspired Spot picture?

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A walk on Christmas day.

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Yellow and green triangles

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playing with how to display triangles and trying out the ‘jelly fish’ against this background

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using the sketch mode on the camera

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washing over the yellow

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playing with placement

 

Which do you like the best out of the last two – I can’t decide.

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Playing with Canvases

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Wondering how I would attach the rust pieces – the background needs softening a bit with more texture.

So excited about this little gem of rusty wire with old netting

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but how to mount it

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or this

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and how do I treat the background, perhaps soft watery greys.

I think it hints at jellyfish.