art, collage, creative practice, France, mixed media, modern art, Pyrenees, Sketchbooks, travel

From the South of France to Cambridge

Following my motorbike breakdown in a heavy rainstorm in Spain, we found ourselves unexpectedly spending the next weekend in Ceret in the Eastern Pyrenees. What a delight it turned out to be…

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a leafy street in Ceret

Ceret is the home of the Musee d’Art Moderne, where we saw work by Picasso, Masson, Maillol, Frere, Herbin, Soutine, Dufy and more

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Auguste Herbin

I picked up a tiny book about Herbin’s process of collaging elements to create a scene, and these ideas travelled with me back home and then on to a workshop in Cambridge UK, facilitated by fine art collage artist Karen Stamper

Using my travel sketchbook to prompt a collage abstracted from my memories, quick sketches, and postcards from Ceret:

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my travel book with postcard of art work by Andre Masson

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my collage created at Karen Stamper’s Cambridge workshop

A most enjoyable sketchbook and collage play day with happy travel memories!

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art inspiration, ceramics, creative practice, Loch Eriboll, Scotland, sculpture, travel

Amazing Sculpture Croft

If you can, do visit the sculpture croft created by artist Lotte Glob on Loch Eriboll on the north coast of Scotland. If not, take a look at her beautiful website

Experimental with materials sourced from the landscape, her ceramic pieces find their place in her garden and wild places in the surrounding mountains and lochs.  I have been hand building ceramic globes for outdoors, so was delighted by my accidental discovery as we travelled by bike through Scotland’s incredible scenery. Her studio is truly worth the journey. Inspirational!

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Lotte’s stunning award winning home

 

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Some quirky creatures live here too!

Below are my previous works; you will see why I was so pleased to find Lotte Glob’s ceramics in the Far North

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my own ceramic globes

 

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freedom, inspiration, Scotland, travel

Inspiration in the Far North

Travels on my bike to Scotland always inspire me. Astoundingly beautiful, remote and other worldly, I couldn’t believe it when I first travelled there with my husband on our motorbikes a few years ago and that I had not been before.  We have been back to the north west coast and Outer Hebrides again this summer, and as we leave I can’t wait until we come again…..

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I couldn’t wait to get my toes in!

 

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About

Hello!

Hi, I’m Karen.  I try for something new and creative every day. Inspired by adventure, art and travel, I look for others who love the same. I play with mixed media art, ceramics and I adore my motorbike. I love mixing all my favourite things to live a creative life. I’m looking forward to meeting you; please say hello!

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