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Bee Companions 11-6-18

Bees are my companions among the mass of flowers in the garden and the honey bees have also taken up residence in my house as you can see in the video.

Foxgloves 31-05-18

Foxgloves textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Foxgloves are flowering on the coast, in the hedgerows and in my garden. My foxglove ambitions are growing and so is the collection of spires on my worktable.

Unfurling Fern 18-05-18

The final piece of art is in place for Cornwall Open Studios 2018, which begins tomorrow. Those who visit my studio can experience unfurling ferns in art and life. I shall be open 11-5 Saturday 19th to Monday 21st and Thursday 25th to Monday 28th. Cornwall is glorious with wild flowers and bathed in sunshine so there has never been a more perfect moment to visit. For more details of this textile collage http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/unfurling-fern-riverbank

sorting the studio 18-05-18

sorting the studio

Some people might sort the studio before hanging the art, but I go for reward first. Now I have the big sort.

Courtyard and Studio 16-05-18

The courtyard outside my studio if full of Spring colour and waiting for all who wish to visit during Cornwall Open Studios 2018 which begins on Saturday. I do hope lots of you will come along and see what is happening in my studio this year.

fern beside river 15-05-18

fern beside river textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

The water now has more definition and the plants are taking their final positions in this river-bank collage.

Fern against Water 11-05-18

positioning fern against water textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Having created the initial dye-work for the river, I am trying out the unfurling fern and mossy bank to see how the composition will work.

Unfurling fern 9-05-18

Unfurling fern textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Ferns are unfurling all along the river bank and through the garden. Surely it is one of the most engaging sights of spring.

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