Friday, 5 August 2011

Gorgeous watercolours & family blogging


I wanted to share these watercolours with you, which Claire Marriott painted on a recent trip to Aquitaine. Each deliberately naïve painting has a small stone woven in between the colours. You can see the rest of Claire's lovely watercolours here. Has anyone else combined their small stones with images?

And I also wanted to share a special river-of-stones blog with you, from our youngest river participant (as far as I know!) Stuart at Pebble Finder. Writing small stones is a family affair, as his mum Josephine (Pebbleorium) and his sister Willow (Searching for Secret Passageways) also have beautiful blogs. I'll leave you with a few of Stuart's small stones - enjoy! And keep writing...

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Finishing a series
I shut the book and wonder.
"What now?"

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Two days ago.
On a road trip.
We stop at a restroom.
I wash my hands in the sink.
A frog pokes his head out of the overflow drain.

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Sunset gives the clouds a pink outline.
Shapes appear wherever you look.
This one has the head of a fish and the body of a bird.
Wait... it doesn't have any legs.

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A whole large bowl of watermelon
Gone!
I don't feel too good any more.

9 comments:

  1. yes I have its alovely way of illustrating your words. I love this watercolour ...so simple and just lovely!

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  2. Claire's work is simply beautiful, and as for young Pebble Finder - I found this page a few days ago and was amazed at the maturity displayed.

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  3. I like the paintings. And yes, I've started combining my small stones with my partner's photography. We're producing gift cards that are a card and present in one. Words by me, photo by Jon. A card to celebrate a birthday and a picture to hang on the wall. It's working so far so I'm wondering if there's a market for it somewhere!

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  4. Sunset gives the clouds a pink outline. -> sounds like a gorgeous effect in real life.

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  5. Very lovely paintings. I collected a few stones a few months ago and wrote my favorite sayings on them and modge podged them. I should use them in some still life photography sometime to put on my blog.
    Nice blog.

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