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View from Kinderscout

View from Kinderscout

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Looking for inspiration can sometimes be a chilly pastime.A weekend of camping and walks in the surrounding countryside really connects you with nature.This is something I find truly inspirational, even if it was a mite cold in this case.Time to return to my nice warm studio and get creative.  ...
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Cluster of boats at Felixstowe Ferry

Cluster of boats at Felixstowe Ferry

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Felixstowe ferry is a wonderful place to have a studio...or a day out.Life is constantly flowing or ebbing with the tide, bringing inspirations from so many sources.Fishermen tell tall tales of catches of old, whilst mending their nets or waiting for their next cup of tea. They love tea.In winter pe ...
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Winter sunset at the Ferry.

Winter sunset at the Ferry.

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This old boat was apparently once a thing of beauty. A gentleman's yacht that has now fallen on hard times. She sits on the saltings at Felixstowe Ferry and is only used by birds as a roost or nest site.You can see her from the walk along the sea wall.The sunset now shines through the gaps in her pl ...
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Fairy bells, tinkling for Christmas.

Fairy bells, tinkling for Christmas.

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Merry Christmas!Beautiful frozen droplets of water, tinkling above an icy stream.How's that for inspiration on my winter walk.  ...
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Inspiration in the sky.

Inspiration in the sky.

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Sunsets give fantastic examples of how colours that should clash horribly can work.I love how the bare trees look painted on the amazing sky.Colours to inspire but be wary of combining on pottery. This one is going to take some thinking about. ...
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A little hut…at Chelsea flower show.

A little hut…at Chelsea flower show.

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Sometimes visiting an event can be a great source of inspiration.One such event is the Chelsea flower show where I am always fascinated by the difference colour and form can make to a basic idea.This wonderful  little hut, almost hidden by the fantastic plants, has been transformed from a tatty bri ...
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