We have had some friends up over the last few days, which has been so lovely.
It's so nice to see people who I can just chat to (or even to sit with in silence), with no self consciousness or fear of making an arse of myself.
We mostly spent a lot of time eating amazing food and drinking lots of red wine.
None of which I have photos of because we ate it before documentation crossed my mind!

We didn't spend the whole time eating though, we went for a walk through the forestry on a quest for this waterfall which Jamz and I had spotted from the top of the hill. 

It was in a bit of the forest where they had recently cut down a load of trees, so it was a bit strange, sort of like a grave yard, with remnants of tree looking like bone scattered across the ground.

We did find the waterfall, though not a path to take us right to it. Next time I think we'll go along the top path over the hill... or maybe check out the other waterfall which we spied which might be more accessible.

Having A&N over has also inspired me to make more things!! 
It has been a while as all of my stuff has (and some still is) in boxes.
Though I am determined to get on it, organise my space/life/shelves and get some stuff on etsy.

Hope you've had a nice week so far?


Ty Newydd

Just over a month ago, I moved with my boyfriend, from Plymouth (where I was studying) to a place on the west coast of Wales. 
A big move, considering that aside from uni, I have lived in the same village my entire life! 
I was a bit worried at first, moving somewhere totally separate from anything (or anyone) I have known, but its getting better now I have begun to meet people properly, and as I make new friends of my own I'm sure it'll get easier. 
  (imagine it without the bin!)

Though I must admit, I am still finding our new house totally novel, and aside from looking at buying things for the house, food and going to the library, I never want to leave it!
Its a beautiful 16th century cottage, about 300m above sea level looking out toward Cadair Idris.
(I know its really really cheesy but...)Everyday I wake up feeling so so lucky.
I think our lovely kitten Myrtle agrees.

The house is coming together SLOWLY which is a bit frustrating, though we have all of our STUFF we have nothing to actually put it on or in. But its all coming, in time. I just find myself a bit impatient with things in boxes all over the place.
Though on a good note, we did pick up a nice set of drawers from the tip for £3!
And some wicker baskets which will also come in handy.

We still have lots of exploring to do yet! And I will update you on here (particularly for you Ash!)
And I look forward to it.


Here I Go Again!

Okay, so A LOT of time has passed since I last posted, and there is a huge amount to fill you in on. I sort of have new designs for the purpose of this blog, though I'm not entirely sure on how this will materialise.

Anyways, since my last post, I have had my work up at Plymouth University in our final Degree Show.

I was really pleased with the space I was allocated, as my work doesn't entirely conform to the notion of 'straight photography' (I think my work would have been graded more easily had I done a Fine Art course) and I encorporated found objects and some new different work,

inspired by Slovak mythologies denoting the Dusk and the Dawn and also the incredible work of Kate MccGwire.

I think people liked my work, I don't think I heard anything bad said about it, and all of my business cards had been taken, which I am sure is a good thing. 

Anyhow, having finished all of my uni work, I began the summer work at the festivals, several months of being on the road, though this year we had a caravan (well, 2 in the end) which for a time made it more bareable. It amazing work, really humbling to be part of such a machine, though it is also very easy to be over looked or perceived as a jobsworth, its still pretty cool. 

I will save that post for another time.
More tea needed.