In the spring of this year, you may or may not remember, that we had an unusually large delivery of wood to our beach! The Ice Prince ship tipped its entire contents of wood in to the sea and it washed up along the coast for many miles.
I promised Lucy at Attic 24 that I would photograph a wonderful mirror that a very clever local artist, Ann Wood (aptly named) made. Ann had a stand at the Country Living Fair and Lucy had indulged in buying a little glass and wood boat. She was easily persuaded as the boats are beautiful and Lucy has a hankering for the coast.
Fortunately there is now no shortage of wood for Ann's lovely glass work. Ann makes lovely driftwood boats, glass motifs and amazing mirrors and chandeliers. She lives close by to me and I could not resist this beautiful mirror at the local Artists Open House Trail one summer. There is something incredibly good about handmade things.
The mirror is made by Ann, but the shells were collected by my neighbour, Alison, when she was in India. The grey paint is left over from a room that had been painted in Alison's house. I think in the future we will see more co-operative working together. Despite there being very hard times ahead, I hope it will help put us in a better place. The hurricane of 1987 was appalling devasting at the time but we now know that it was essential for regeneration of our woods. I keep thinking along these lines in order to try to stay optomistic ........