Perfect .........Been away for a week took our little Welsh caravan (carafan in welsh ).....we found this great site Abermarlais right in the middle of Red Kite country.....We explored woods and climbed Welsh mountains(well we drove up the mountains !)...and saw loads of Red Kites and Buzzards and sheep .....my Wonderful Wales......hope you enjoy the photos and they give you just a taste of my homeland ....xx View from our doorway .......you couldn't ask for a more perfect setting ... An idyllic campsite .....only us in the whole place .... If you look carefully and are very quiet you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of that elusive Welsh sprite who lives in tree trunks .... We visited Llandovery (Welsh: Llanymddyfri)This is a photo of a 16-foot (4.9 m) high stainless steel statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan it was unveiled in 2001 on the north side of Llandovery Castle, overlooking the place of his execution six hundred years earlier. He had led the army of King Henry IV on 'a wild goose chase' under the pretence of leading them to a secret rebel camp and an ambush of Glyndŵr's forces. King Henry lost patience with him, exposed the charade and had him half hanged, disemboweled in front of his own eyes, beheaded and quartered - the quarters salted and dispatched to other Welsh towns for public display.
The statue won a national competition to choose a suitable design, the winner being that of Toby and Gideon Petersen, funding was from the National Lottery and the Arts Council of Wales.
Jim did climb up higher than us ...... Jim taking a picture of Ruby taking a picture of me in Carmarthen.... Daz helping me to pack up my stuff ... Have to take my sewing machine on holiday too .....
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
I sell my work through Etsy and you can find me on Facebook at Artymess Textile Art ...come and say hello.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....