Seaside inspiration

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay, a favourite for artists

I haven’t shared any of my inspirations for a while and  so I thought I’d share some recent inspirational photo’s.

I was fortunate enough to pick one of the best weeks of the year weather wise to visit Robin Hood’s bay. It’s a favourite place for artists and if I could find the time to get back into watercolours I’d love to paint this view of the rooftops.

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Cleveland Way looking to Robin Hood’s Bay

We did a lot of walking along the Cleveland Way, and I found time to relax messing about on the beach. The abundance of fossils and rockpools makes this a great place for beach combing,  I didn’t find any Whitby jet but there was a lot of inspiration.
shale.If you know me you will know I’m inspired by textures, this is a picture of the shale cliffs, what I love are the subtle variations in colour, and the flaky textures. How I will interpret this into my own work I’m not sure, clay work or possibly enamelling but I think this would look fabulous interpreted as felting, or rug making. Oh no I daren’t get back into textiles, I don’t have the room.
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Here’s another picture that would translate into textiles, I love the soft fluffy green areas, maybe nunno felting would give this effect but I have only tried the technique once.

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these are my inspiration for some barnacle jewellery

I love these barnacles, I’ve already made some ceramic jewellery inspired by single barnacles but when I saw these my mind instantly went to metal clay. I shall definitely try something out inspired by these barnacles.

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inspiration for jewellery making

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These limpets, looked a lot more colourful when wet, the creams browns and greens instantly made me think of copper enamelling, so I’m going to take a mould from them and form them in copper clay, and have a go at enameling them, watch this space!

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About eganj1

Obsession making artsm crafts, and all things creative
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