Sunday, March 15, 2009

Let me take you on a favourite walk























Hello everyone I hope you have had a good weekend.  In a moment I will take you on my favourite walk around St Antony's Head a few miles from home.  But first I wanted to show you these two little girls 'The Peppermint Twins' that you may remember from a while back.  Well the last week or so I have been busy working on a new book that is to go with 'The Peppermint Twins' I have had to write the story and do some colour artwork for some of the spreads and the cover and work the rest of it up in pencil, as you can imagine that has taken all my time!  I cannot show you any of that as it is hush, hush till after the main childrens book fair of the year this month where the publisher is hoping to get lots of sales lined up.  I can say though that it is based on The Happy Crow!   Well recently I have started to make some painted dolls of some of the characters I have been painting and the publisher saw them and wanted some Twins to take with him to the fair so here they are ready to post off tomorrow.  They were fun to do and will hopefully attract some attention.

Yesterday was such a glorious day that we just couldn't stay indoors working so we decided to go for our favourite walk.  St Antony's Head or Zone Point is owned by the National Trust and I think one of the most beautiful places in Cornwall. Its a circular walk that takes in both sides of the coastline of about 3 miles.  The sky was the brightest blue and milky white round the edges if you know what I mean and it was 'only need a cardie' weather, the best in my opinion. I will not bore you with loads of captions to the photos just put your feet up and enjoy a three mile stroll from the comfort of your armchair!




























































































































































































































































































































































































Wasn't that lovely!  Full of fresh air and a slight tingle on our cheeks we took a tired little doggie (she does at least twice the distance we do) home.  

Have a great week, the weather looks set fair so get out there and enjoy!

15 comments:

Micki said...

Love the dolls you've made, the views on your walk are stunning! lucky you living in such a fabulous part of the UK!

Micki x

cocoa and blankets said...

hello sweetie...oh I love your dolls and I would love love love to go on that work with you and my little blessing ...it reminds me of the terror run in Camomile Lawn...have a lovely week...(you are clever making those dolls...wish I could do things like that....) by the way you have a very very big gap at the end of your post if you go into edit and press your del it should move up....

funkymonkey said...

Thank you for such beautiful photos. We can see the lighthouse at St Anthony Head across the bay from the village where we stay in the summer. We've never actually walked around that side of Falmouth Bay. Something else on the 'to do' list.

Tracey

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Jane, gorgeous pics of a gorgeous place :) You've worked so hard making the dolls too! I wish you lots of good luck with the book. Jess x

Diane said...

You Cornish folk are killing me with all your beautiful photographs of "Gods Own County" I wish I was in Cornwall every day - I have to wait until May for my yearly ration!! I love your blog and will be adding you to my favorites.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi
It is such a beautiful place. Thank you for those photos which took me back to some lovely holidays there. I have done a lot of walking in that area. The scenery is breathtaking.
I do like your dolls, so sweet!
Isabelle x

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a lovely walk! The Peppermint Twins are just wonderful!

The Rose Room said...

They are just gorgeous! Also your photos, makes me hanker for the sea! Rachaelxo

Cowboys and Custard said...

OOOh good for the soul Jane..
I could happily follow in your footsteps.. it is a long time since I have been down to Cornwall and it used to be such a big part of my life... I do miss it!
Your dolls are fabulous... clever Mrs!!

Michele xx

Julia said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs! I often pop in to see your blog just for a little fix of Cornwall (so necessary when you are landlocked up country :)
I also really like your dolls - you're very talented! good luck with your new book

lots of love
Julia xxx

Gingerbread said...

The doll are lovely I like the name. I feel like I just took the walk with you looking at your pictures, there are some good shots, and my bonnie would be just the same digging away head down with just half the body showing she is still there. They are funny,best wishes Julie.C

hint said...

super refreshing!

a mermaids purse said...

loving ur blog!! beautiful!!

Carolee said...

Gorgeous dolls and gorgeous photos! What a breathtaking walk, *sigh*.....thanks for sharing it. :)

~ Carolee

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

All this fabulousness!!!! My eyes just can't take anymore he he he!!!! OMG!!! How awesome is this girl!!!! Oh there is just eye candy with your recent creations and then the photos! Deliciousness everywhere here! Can you tell I miss you horribly?? Yeah, I know I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve for this blog he he he! I miss you something awful and I just had to take a few seconds and come round to visit you and few others! You have become family to me. Anyway, I love the dolls. They are simply amazing and very beautiful done. Great work my friend.
Sending you lots of hugs and kisses and creative flow! Have a fabulous weekend my friend.