Tuesday 21 April 2009


So, I have just got back from the most amazing and inspirational week in Barcelona! What an incredible city. Such a mind-blowing combination of gothic, twisted fairy-tale and the very, very contemporary...full of beautiful colour and awesome architecture. We visited as much Gaudi as we possibly could and I have come away with my mind bursting with crazy colours and shapes! What I found particularly fascinating was the inspiration Gaudi got from nature - the way plants and animals are structured, and the way he used straight lines to make curve after curve in his buildings. Amazing! I'm hoping I can use my trip as design (structure and colour!) inspiration but right now, my mind is just too over-awed to do much other than gawp at Gaudi's brilliance!

*I have used photos from what I think are open sources; if I have used one of yours inadvertently and you would like me to remove it, please contact me, and know that it was only because I loved your photo so much! There wasn't quite enough sunshine for my own photos to be web-worthy!*

Friday 3 April 2009


So, I thought I might have a go at this blogging thing. If nothing else, it seems a good space to lay thoughts out and to reach beyond my bead-filled wee flat! Hopefully, some people will enjoy my ramblings, however (in)frequent they prove to be... Above are a few of my pieces, all currently for sale at my folksy shop at www.folksy.com/shops/songbeads. I'm currently working on some new designs so watch this space for works-in-progress...


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