Yet more seascapes. I am obsessed, I know. I do promise other content will appear here soon, but there will always be images of the sea, the rivers and coves, the cliffs and moorland that make up my home in Cornwall alongside the endless pictures of meals and family, and so on.
We have begun the after-school beach sessions when the weather is warm enough. Isabella will go in the water whatever it is like, a bit like her Mama. The children carry a permanent tan as the winds in Cornwall are fairly constant. We consider ourselves pale and yet...
I am still feeling and milling possibilities for change of some sort, as mentioned in my last post. Sometimes I wonder whether my love of this county can't be utilised better. It is so much a part of my soul and I constantly seek inspiration from it, capturing as much as I can with my camera. My designs reflect both it and the life I lead within it. I wonder whether there is something more there I am missing?
We are quite a creative family. Most of the children are creative in different ways and Dave and I both write though not for a very, very long time in my case. Lucy is an author in the making and even Isabella is now writing her first book (at the grand old age of eight). I have finally been forced (nagged) into taking up the pen again by a couple of the gang, with Lucy even buying me a notebook for scribbling my plot details in. No excuse then.
An idea is forming, slowly coming together and notes are being made. It's a good way to use those times I wait in the car for various people. I am not saying I am any good at writing, merely that I sort of need to do it. It may be my blog or poetry or a story. I hope this time I actually start the blooming thing!
A quick pause in my meandering musings to show you the jellyfish we found washed up on the shore recently. Beautiful creature isn't it? I swam with a white one of a similar size the next day. We dithered and dallied around each other and it was almost as though it was observing me before finally giving a great surge and swimming away, long tentacles quivering into the distance. I felt quite honoured it spent time with me!
Back to my musings. I wish I could paint the scenes I see. Perhaps I just need to try rather than thinking about it. I would love to render these photos in paint, see the jades and emeralds and deepest blue blend across the canvas, the whitecaps flicking off the sea just as they do in reality. Maybe this weekend I will give it a go.
And so, that is it for today. A shorter post with yet more wondering. Feel free to leave a comment and I will reply. Any thoughts?
Bye for now x