Seriously stunning ceramics!

Our ceramics supremo, Sue King, had created dozens of beautiful vases for a project that has been scuppered by CV19. Not to be defeated, Sue generously donated them to Still Life for members to paint them as they wished. Just in… top row are Anne’s vase in dazzling sunset colours, Chrissie’s minimalist pattern with peacockContinue reading “Seriously stunning ceramics!”

We must go down to the sea again…

This month’s (August) poems were all about the sea-To The Sea by Philip Larkin, Sea Fever and Cargoes by John Maesfield. Chrissie’s moody seascape is inspired by sunset off Llanddulas, Rachel captured Larkin’s description of a traditional paddling and rockpooling day out, while Menna (centre) was inspired by Maesfield’s To The Sea, as was TrishContinue reading “We must go down to the sea again…”

A room with a view

Sue’s challenge this week was to capture the view from your window – and put a frame around it! The most recent view has come from Chrissie of her flowery paradise exhibited on reclaimed shelving.. First in was Mavis with a framed flowery vista… then came the colourful views from Rachel (centre) and Gemma’s windows.Continue reading “A room with a view”

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers? No, not the sentimental 1970s ballad… these vibrant bouquets are Wycinanki  – a traditional Polish paper cutting artform, set for us by Chloe Needham. First to bloom were a vibrant pair by Trish (left). The perfect windowsill brightener you don’t have to water! They were closely followed by Rachel’s exuberant mini-garden (left below),Continue reading “Paper Flowers”

Painting the Poem – Under Milk Wood

This month’s poems were all about the night – Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, The Listeners by Walter de la Mare and The Smugglers Song by Rudyard Kipling. The first two in were inspired by Under Milk Wood and its uforgettable introduction: “It is Spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black,Continue reading “Painting the Poem – Under Milk Wood”

Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits!

Without doubt, these are the most adorable rabbits you will see this year – and, what’s more,  they won’t eat your newly planted salad leaves! These felted bunnies were inspired by our felting supremo Beryl Naybour. Chrissie’s  rabbit (left) is called Harvey, then there’s Anne’s top right, Rachel’s bottom left and Trish’s bottom right.. JustContinue reading “Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits!”