Friday, 27 May 2011


Some more beauty from the yard. I actually planted the chives , pepper and
mint. Those who know me will know why I think it's a big thing, my pot plants in
London never lasted for long. I am really amazed and thankful that I am in this
space right now where I can be closer to nature and work with nature to nourish
myself and family. So to seasoning the fish. 

Today is so hot. My mum and I are so hot and sweaty we are just sitting
looking at how hot and sweaty we each are.
I had to go and water my 
seedlings and decided to take a walk
down into the yard. 
 96 degrees in the shade ?
Cool under the mango tree and lots of mangos drop. Twelve mangoes, three
in the fridge. Going to shower and then cool mango to eat ummmm

Ticky and I found this smashing pumpkin out the back. 
Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin salad, pumpkin juice, pumpkin fritters

Bad gal photographer Tickyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


I found that I had run out of paper and could not be bothered to stretch another canvas.
So I went into the back yard and everything I needed was there. I love it !

Blossoms from the Plumrose tree

Plumrose leaf

Coconut palm

Banana leaf

Next I will be making some paper

Monday, 23 May 2011

From my Island

I have been carving a collection of fish in various forms from our local clay. These
will be used as test pieces to ascertain the make up of the clay, firing temperature etc.
A little nervous about the whole process but sure all will be well.

More of our beautiful clay. The one of the left reminds me of porcelain as it is quite delicate
and cant take much handling and cracks if over worked. It has small inclusions that are quite soft and don't interrupt the tool when the surface is cut into  . The fishy one reminds me of
a robust stoneware, easy to work and cut into. The red clay is powdery and feels as if it is full
of air. It has to be compressed in the hand before and during pinching as the surface cracks easily, I also had to keep my hands moist when working.

Monday, 9 May 2011

More pottery

 Im loving my Goddess vase/tea light holder. 
She is made from locally sourced clay and is hollow 
so can hold a single beautiful flower or a tea light/candle.
Once she is fired I will post more images.
 I like the natural colour of the clay but may also add a glaze.