"as I was going to St Ives. . .

. . .I met a man with seven wives"
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well, this I didn't, and neither did I come across bags of cats - however, I did visit one of my favourite places:
and what a fantastic summer exhibition!
being rather cheeky, I sneaked some photos of the Rie works that were on display (camera phone again) (couldn't have sneaked with the real camera):

I spent rather too much money in the shop - which I'm kind of regretting now - but I found some lovely things! (and yes, for anyone who received a Doran postcard, rest assured that I bought two sets so I could keep one of each of those that I sent); skipped the cafe, because the sun had come out and went down to the beach for a coffee. . .

. . . of course, whilst in St Ives, it is essential to visit the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden too, a place which has provided me with so much inspiration in the past, and I duly did - but more of that at another time
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. . .I'd tell you what The Teen said about the Alfred Wallis pictures, but that is a whole other topic which I'll also spare you on this occasion (however maybe one day we'll look into Wallis some more?)
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. . .as it is, I have yet more Cornish treats coming soon, you lucky lucky people you
(oh, and I still owe you some seaweed too, don't I? don't let me forget that!)
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11 comments:

Dave said...

Lovely.

mig said...

camera phones do have their uses don't they! What lovely sneaked things :)
I'll look forward to seeing more lovely stuff when I get back.
xxx

Morton Shadow said...

The Hepworth Mueum is a lovely spot, isn't it? It's criminally overlooked, actually. But a very essential cultural place that will guarantee that Hepworth's work will survive down the years and generations to come will be able not only to enjoy a wonderful garden but to reflect whilst there on what a magnificent DJ she really was...

;?

Only one cat spotted in Padstow in June - can't be as much of a dearth in Stives...

xxx
Mort

I, Like The View said...

blame that Stein man, Mort - he probably cooked them all. . .

and yes, the Hepworth place is a lovely, lovely spot

I wonder what kind of music she was into. . .

Mig I felt rather awkward doing it - I mean, I'm not that type of girl really

but it just had to be done!

YIKES!!

Dave lovely seems to be the word of the day. . .

Mel said...

Okay then....."lovely" it shall be!

<-- secretely glad you sneaked!

*happy sigh* What a wonderful place to have a wander around.

(don't forget the seaweed!) ;-)

Mel said...

I really like that first piece--the earthy colours and the shape and texture to it.
It's all I can do to not put a happy face in the yellow bowl....it's such a pretty yellow....

I, Like The View said...

they are wonderful, aren't they!

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katherine. said...

Mel is gonna steal the yellow bowl and make it a happy sunshine for her Happy list.....

I, Like The View said...

that would make me smile!

Mel said...

*snickering*

katherine. said...

uh oh