Monday, 14 September 2015

Late Summer at Hawkwood with Frances Pickering

Warning - these were all taken on my phone so the standard's not as good as I'd have liked!

I had a fabulous time again at Hawkwood College last week, at Frances' late Summer Masterclass. Beautiful and peaceful location,  great company, yummy food and so much help and inspiration from Frances, and all the other participants. Here is a flavour of where we were.

These were the views across the valley.

 This abandoned shopping cart had been very usefully repurposed on the farm!

This owl was carved on a post in the middle of nowhere. I found him by accident on one of my walks!

The dew webs on Saturday were stunning and this one  was fabulous.

Meanwhile in class...

A few of us early birds  getting started before the rush!

The theme for this year's class was The Roaring 20's.

Frances' wonderful books provided more inspiration for us. Here's a small selection of her fantastic books on this theme.

My piece is  not my normal thing at all! I went with the preconception, (and preparation) to make this theme a  real challenge, and do something very art deco/angular - but it turned out to be completely different to that idea too! I'll  share it next time.


margaret said...

what a beautiful peaceful place to be, look forward to seeing what you created

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that looks absolutely wonderful. Inspiration everywhere!!

Rachel said...

Now you've got me very intrigued. And what a lovely setting for your course!

crazyQstitcher said...

You would have to be inspired in an area like this one. The photos are so good and the be-dewed spider web is great.
I love the work shown and look forward to seeing what you've done.

Tammie Lee said...

it looks like you had a wonderful time
beauty in nature
gorgeous days
and beautiful and inspiring art
so happy for you

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Frances's little books are gorgeous, and I'm looking forward to seeing yours too! (My course will all be over by Saturday lunchtime!)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful and tranquil looking places. I am enjoying catching up with your blog