Monday, 18 January 2010

Winter Wonderland

I know that a lot of people are glad the snow has gone, but I'm missing how beautiful it was! This panorama we took from the top of The Cloud (the hill that overlooks Congleton) shows a frozen landscape below an intense blue sky, the snow brings drama and simplicity. When out walking we are always looking for inspiration for paintings and sculpture, from distant horizons to the smallest detail.
Ice crystals blown by the wind cling to dried reeds creating delicate ice flowers.

Low winter sunlight backlights frosted tree branches.

Welcome to our new art and design blog! Our online sketchbook where we can share things that catch our eye or influence our work  - a tiny shard of pottery discovered in a freshly ploughed field, the silhouette of branches against the sky, favourite artists, makers and galleries, exciting new architecture and design...
photos: susan laughton 2010