Saturday, 15 March 2014

Explorations and inspiration

Summer's over, but memories linger.


We live in a beautiful part of the world.


It might not be conventional, but there is definite beauty in the rugged, windswept coastline of our 'neck of the woods'.
(Even the grass grows sideways at Slope Point.)


But there's usually shelter to be found somewhere - to enjoy your first taste of the beach.


The architecture is picture perfect - so long as you like a bit of crumble, decay and flake.
And the locals are an inquisitive sort.
Inspiration abounds long after the exploration. 

xx

Mel

Thursday, 6 March 2014

On my walls

A big week at The Penny Drops' HQ - the call went out on Sunday to rally towards 1,000 Facebook followers - and by Monday we were there!

So grateful to everyone who 'pitched in' - and have some giveaways up at the moment - closing Sunday, so be sure to head over to the Facebook page to check it out...

Meanwhile, the circle pieces from my last blog post have been really popular.

Today I've been playing around with how I'd use them in my home - in the unikely event I get left with any for myself...

One of my favourite wall hanging modes is linear - as depicted below in these Origrami prints of European travels from a lifetime ago:


Love to find a narrow space - either horizontal or vertical - and lining up a sequence of pieces; be they photos, paintings or any other of the many forms art can take.


These narrow spaces are everywhere in a home (alongside a doorway, above a window...) and can be fun to play around with - using blu tac makes it easy, noncommital, flexible and adaptable.


Sometimes just one can fill a space:


I've also shared the work in progress of this quote during the past week, so thought I'd share where it ended up:

(That's a kitchen wall, facing my little ones as they eat their tea - being sure to eat their greens of course.)


 xx

Mel