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I am Sue Mochrie. An ever opening flower, waiting for sunlight to warm the rain drops. My creative thoughts and Art will be recorded in words and pictures.....

Saturday, 30 October 2010

"Scare Crow!"

I took this unsettling shot in Cornwall recently. I have passed by this cottage many times and was taken aback to find the chilling site of a dead crow hanging menacingly above the gate. I guess it's one way to frighten the crows away if they're causing a nuisance. The view looking up is spookily reminiscent of the gallows. It seems an appropriate shot to show you, the night before Halloween!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

" Sunflower dawn "

This is one of three small paintings created earlier in the year, on our June trip to Cornwall.
I've used acrylics on 140lb watercolour paper and added some collage. The mixed media painting has come out very vibrant and cheery. I have listed this in my folksy shop and will be sad to let go of it! Many thanks for viewing ♥

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Cornish Angels

During our stay in the Cornish countryside, I managed to paint two new pictures. The whole holiday seemed to feel very much like a spiritual awakening, or it could just be a mid life crisis in my case! In any case I had to get some angels out of my system and painted "Angel with owl" and "Angel with robin". They're acrylics on paper. I just received prints of these in the post, which I'm very pleased with. The prints are available to purchase from my etsy and folksy shops. They can also be bought framed or as cards from redbubble. Many thanks for viewing ♥

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Clovelly Kitten

I can't resist showing you this sweet white kitten with blue eyes. Mr. T and I were almost at the bottom the the winding cobbled streets of Clovelly and saw the kitty peeking through a cottage window. The sound of women chatting and joyfully laughing could be heard from inside.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Angel Donkey

During our stay in North Devon, Mr. T and I visited Clovelly, a picturesque village tumbling down the hillside into the pretty harbour. In historical times, donkeys were used to carry provisions along the narrow steep streets. The donkeys are still there, but now they enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle, being looked after by their kind groom and having a gentle stroll in the upper part of the village. Here are a few of them in their stables courtyard. I was inspired to paint a mini canvas in homage to the hard working past of the the donkeys of Clovelly. It's available to buy in my Etsy shop. Many thanks for visiting my blog ♥

Sunday, 3 October 2010

" The Paintings from Peppercombe"

Mr. Tony and I have just returned from a lovely two week holiday, split between Devon and Cornwall, my favorite places on earth to find creative inspiration! We drove down in the Mini cooper S, wheeee!!
Our first week was spent in the Peppercombe valley, north Devon. Bridge cottage is a tiny pink thatched cottage, beautifully kept by the Landmark trust, not forgetting their house keeper, Patricia! The pretty winding lane meanders through ancient woodland and finally down to pebbly Peppercombe beach. Our evenings were spent barbecuing supper in the sunny garden, then listening to the hooting of owls as darkness fell, truly enchanting. I've added these lovely photos of the cottage, lane and views from the nearby costal path.
I was inspired to paint a collection of tiny 4" x 4" canvases during our stay and came up with Angels, Hacienda churches and a sweet donkey. These will all be available in my Etsy shop over the next few days.