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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

New Beginnings

Beach treasure

I haven't posted on here for quite some time because, as those of you who follow me through other channels will know, I recently moved house. In fact I moved to another country. Whilst true that makes it sound overly dramatic; I've relocated just over the border from Cumbria to sunny Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland. Typically it coincided with a particularly busy patch at work and so blogging has taken a back seat but today I thought I'd write a quick post to show you my lovely new HQ.

Lambs!

Beautiful colours and textures

Beautiful colours and textures
Beautiful colours and textures

I'm so happy to be in my new location; I now live by the sea which has been a dream for a long time and I love my new house and location. Although we've been here less than two months I feel like this is home, I feel so comfortable and relaxed here. There is so much wildlife around and the area is so beautiful I feel very inspired, I'm looking forward to having a bit of time in my new studio to get stuck into some new work.

Dramatic lighting and colour inspiration

Dramatic lighting and colour inspiration

Dramatic lighting and colour inspiration

On the subject of my new studio it's pretty much the only room in our new house that's finished! I have a bit more space than in our old house and as we were moving I've had a bit of a sort out too. From my drawing desk I can see the sea and there's also a large tree which is often full of birds. In the morning I like to come and sit in here before I have to go out and watch the birds, see what the tide is doing and have a little draw. I can also see the sea from my studio sofa and am looking forward to many happy hours sewing and knitting here whilst gazing out.

Studio

Studio

Studio: Sofa and Gallery wall

Studio: Shelf of Sewing stuff

Over the past few years being close to the natural world has become more and more important to me, both in my personal life and in my work. Being here feels like a very positive step forward, it's a great place to connect with the natural world; to collect treasures from the beach and the woods, to see the changing rhythms and patterns of the tides and the seasons and to just enjoy being here! With that in mind, I'm off for a walk on the beach!

1 comment:

  1. how exciting and wonderful, I love Dumfries, all the beauty of Cumbria but with extra sea and peace!I am delighted you are so happy to be there and look forward to all you will be doing in your new studio! Emma xx

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