I was inspired to landscape my gardens after attending the Tatton park R.H.S. show… I’d never really had much knowledge about gardening full stop at the time.. barring maintaining the existing gardens…
My dad is a master craftsman builder and I’d watched him frequently as a child on various projects around the house and knew he’d also undertaken groundwork and landscaping…
I asked him what processes were used etc and started to scout for materials to use in the gardens… I already had granite pieces I’d been given.. I started with this in the front garden…
I’ve undertaken every aspect of putting the floors in.. from digging the foundations.. putting the M.O.T. in etc.. to laying the various materials I’ve collected.. bought and been given… 🙂
Wayne.. my fellow artist soul brother.. made the gates.. railings.. three metal sculptures.. ” Shakti ” ” Shiva ” and ” Dragons nest “… He also made various furnishings.. to flow in with the theme… http://ironwoodmetalart.wordpress.com/
I created and installed two metal sculptures.. the ” Spirit dragon “and ” Phoenix landing ” .. me being me and always wanting to have a go at new mediums… 🙂
The gardens are still in progresson and become mmore elaborate as time goes by… 🙂 ” Shiva ” was installed just last week 7/3/2012.. in a newly cleared area of the back garden… Measuring a good 6 foot in height and around 3 foot in width.. he’s a pretty impressive sight when the back door is opened up.. especially after a revamp with varnish… 🙂 I’m now in the process of laying the floor around him and have raised him onto a plynth which I’ll build around.. embeding the metal plate in he’s sat on… 🙂 Pictures will follow on completion of the area… 🙂
Out of all my creative endeavours.. I enjoy the landscaping most… It’s heavy work but I thrive when I’m doing it and buzz from the results… ( I shifted a ton of M.O.T and 12 bags of sand and cement from the roadside to the back gaden just the other day.. in readyness for new sections of floors going in… ) My neighbours chuckle when they see me working.. as I’m only five foot one and seven and half stone in weight… Navvy is my middle name.. hehehe… 🙂
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Artistic delights prevail in abundance.. both inside and out.. bringing about a state of relaxation and bliss...
Still in progression.. yes she grows.. to become a landmark in the mudane... To open eyes as to the vast abundance of creativity that exists...
To create an insight into what could be.. to inspire and delight.. to bring forth gifts from those otherwise overlooked...
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" We are all gifted.. we are all beautiful..."
" They reveal themselves with their own words... "
" Remove the rock from the river.. let the river flow free... "
Spirit is always at home.
Wherever I find myself,
I know that I rest in the arms of Spirit, protected and comforted.
I look around my life and realize that the home in which I live
is also the dwelling place of Spirit, both in form and formless.
I let order and the wholesome nature of Spirit become manifest
in my home, tending to its needs consciously and joyfully,
seeing it as a selfless service to the One Power.
I keep my home clean and inviting, creating a space in
which to celebrate my life and the lives of all I love.
I give thanks for the beautiful place in which I live, and
I continually move through my life in a state of gratitude
for all that Spirit gives to me all creation in its lavish opulent way.
It is good, and so it is...
Skills and Experience…
Skills and experience include: Painting and drawing in a variety of media. Artistic metalwork. Ceramics. Landscaping artistic ornamental gardens. Laying artistic floors/mosiacing. Ornamental plasterwork/sculpture. Doing and reading scale drawings. Singing/songwriting. Playing guitar ( mediocerly albeit :-D ). Undertaking art projects with children and youths.
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