...around this time of year is when we, as a family, disappear in the caravan. Never too far away from home as home is a beautiful part of England... I sometimes wish I lived a little further south...as at times is seems that all the hustle and bustle and opportunities and the enticing and relaxed business/social events seem to be branched across the southern counties. But then I wouldn't have the stretch of varied and dramatic, constant changing, landscapes on my doorstep as I do .... all to inspire and hold my thoughts....
.....an absolute visual indulgence.
Industrial landscapes of Teesside, the moorlands of North Yorkshire...the vale of York....the beautiful north east coastline....northumberland just an hours throw away...and within a two hour stretch across the tiny nipped waste of this gorgeous isle of ours is The Lake District.
At any possible opportunity we squirrel away in the caravan at any of these destinations....the last couple of weeks I have been hibernating on the edge of York. I take two old tins that become my portable studio and leave a little space in the car for any found treasure en-route.
My holiday makings - Flower Bed Brooches - are now available
to purchase over in The Linen Garden store.
Below is a little visual diary of happenings in the studio since my return...and you can also see a few snapshots of my time away over at my Instagram library.
So excited about the next 6 months...so many ideas...a new web site to design...a bigger shop to construct...some inspiring projects to complete... I have said this before here in my journal but I always consider September to be the start of my new year as it follows a time and holiday period of reflection... time out to gather thoughts...ignite new pathways...and fill lined books with notes and ponderings.
I now just need more time than a week offers to fulfill even just a quarter of what
I would like to achieve over the next 12 months.
Oh! - and a little project, that was sown around 18 months ago regarding hoarding-meandering-friendship, and has been curated together with my dearest friend Tea with Ruby
launches its first online pop-up store in October.
Our little nurtured and treasured
(click above to go to our gathered site and stay in touch to find out more as it unravels)