I see my textile squares as fragments of a garden, but this square also captures a moment in time when each fall on my yellow Pacific Coast Iris flower was occupied by a cricket, then they jumped, as crickets do. http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/yellow-iris-green-crickets-28-...
Even the cow plaque is adorned with flowers to welcome visitors to the studio. Originally a watermill, my house became a milk factory in 1890 when this wonderful terracotta cow was installed.
Although it was a challenge to finish my Squacco Art in time for Open Studios, here it is. I shall be taking a couple of days off but open again from 11-5 Thursday 28th -Sunday 31st. For those who cannot come to see my Squacco collage in person it can be found on my website at http://amandarichardsonartist.com/…/squacco-heron-cornish-p…
Amanda Richardson Artist's photo.
The road to Bottoms is lined with flowers, so I hope lots of people will follow the signs for Open Studios and find my studio in its quiet valley. There is so much to see.
Absurd as it is to take on such a complicated piece of art just before Open Studios, I am multi-tasking like crazy to make sure both Squacco Art, and studio are ready to welcome visitors by Saturday.
There is never a lovelier time to be in Cornwall and to add to this Cornwall Open Studios is about to begin. I shall be open from 11-5 from Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th and Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st. You will see signs everywhere including lots to lead you to my door where I am sharing my space with Francesca Stella who creates wonderful bead jewellery of birds and flowers. We are 11 and 12 in the catalogue. So for everyone who can come to the far west of Cornwall this is the perfect opportunity, an abundance of nature and art where ever you turn.
Although Cornwall Open Studios is fast approaching (starts on Saturday) I am still deeply immersed in my Squacco collage. I want to convey the richness of flowering around my pond so am working on Candelabra Primula, one of my favourite waterside plants.
A detail of my Squacco Heron with its reflection. I was fortunate to have both Iris siberica and Cotton Grass in my hoard from last year, so am experimenting with placing them in the foreground.
Here is the Squacco Heron, now for its reflection.
I walked down the valley to Treryn Dinas early this May morning with the sun shining. The flowers are wonderful there each spring but I have never seen a finer show, all with the backdrop of surging waves against a granite shore.