Ringstead Rust

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Update: Frances of Island Threads says this picture reminds her of the Callanish Standing Stones, which gives me a shiver of excitement! I looked them up on Google images and now I’m itching to try a painting with them as inspiration. This photo by David Ross caught my eyeCallanish-01072006

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These pictures will only exist as photographs, which might in time be printed on canvas or paper.

The background painting is 16″x16″, acrylic paint and sand mixed with PVA on canvas

Which photograph do you think would look best printed on canvas?

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Ringstead 1. displayed

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(all this fitted into one carrier bag)

and played

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Aluminium dishes, cans and bottle recycled.

Another tobacco pouch complete with tobacco (composted).

Lots of lovely rusty bits.

Hengistbury Haul

Couldn’t resist joining in with TJ’s Household Haiku: prompt TIDE

tide and man

leave litter for art

No! Please don’t!

Items washed and sorted

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I like to take a photo from each Beach clean so that I can remember where each item came from

A lot of this is recent rubbish left on the beach

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I often wish I was a writer – these could build up a story about a ‘Topman’ called Tim who smokes, has a dog, needs high energy fixes and has had something to celebrate recently.

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But in the story Tim doesn’t last long as ‘smoking kills’!

The Hengistbury rainbow

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As I’m laying them out ideas start to dance around

A face – do you think it looks like a dog?

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and a Hengistbury Head – I call him Henry

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Assemblage

First some rubbings taken from a piece of what I think is fibre-glass.

Then playing with arranging this with other pieces

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So much information on this small piece

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I am so tempted to phone the number to see if it is still operational.

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Colour, shape, texture, human story behind each piece and how they ended up on Charmouth beach. The years involved, the many humans involved in the creation of each piece………

Update01548 is the code for Kingsbridge in Devon, and N.J. and E.F. Ashworth are a ‘Plastics Raw Materials Company’ in Stoverlake, Nr. Kingsbridge. 

11.Jul.16: I phoned and left a message. Mr. Ashworth phoned me back and we had a delightful conversation (more in a later post).