The cliffs at Kilkee.
There now follows a promotional post on the glories of The Wild Atlantic Way, on the West Coast of County Clare, Ireland . . Well that is what it is going to seem like.
I have just returned from the most glorious week in Ireland, I am now looking for a property to buy over there, well I hope I have found one - but we shall see . . . The weather was amazing long, hot sunny days - every day, it is still warm there now - I am here in chilly old Brighton. However - there are worse places to be.
This is just a quick post, I am teaching this weekend so there will be a Hot Textiles post early next week. I am slowly working through all of my bookings. I am not taking any more for next year til I know what is happening and where I will be living. I will be doing the shows next year - but will probably be it. I have 5 workshops left this year - 2 are 5 day summer schools. My diary is on the right hand side of the blog - with links to the venues.
Experimental Textiles is now full and will be starting later this month and ending in March 2017 - then that will be it for a while.
The beaches along the West Coast of County Clare are wonderful, sandy. I am used to pebbles in Brighton. The sea sounds less angry when it comes in over sand.
The huge beach at Lahinch.
I am particularly fond of the coastline at Crumlin, the rocks were carved out in the ice age, amazing textures.
On the cliffs at Crumlin.
My cousin has a house down in Carrigaholt where I stay, it is always good having family around. Especially one who knows the area so well. She has been a wonder.
The pier at Carrigaholt.
As with most fishing piers there is always plenty of inspiration. . .
That's it for now - more next week.
My new work is in this fabulous open house in Shoreham by Sea as part of the Adur Art Trail. I popped in today to drop a few things off - my goodness it does look good - such a beautiful variety of work.
15 The Meadway Shorehamby Sea, Sussex, BN43 5RN
It is open the first 3 weekends in June 10am - 4pm. I will be there on the 18th/19th.
Hello Diana - not long now.
Jill 14 sleeps - Yeehaa!!!
Tod - exciting times - squeeeellllll.
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