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Chooey Inspiration: Coast – an ode to the British seaside

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Chooey Inspiration: Coast – an ode to the British seaside

Last summer's heatwave found me in Anglesey in north Wales, which turned out to be just about the absolute best place to be. Daily trips to the island's many beaches, coves and coastal pathways with their gentle sea breezes provided not just relief from the relentless furnace heat, but also a very picturesque catalogue of photographs, many of which ended up on the Pennychoo Instagram page.     NOTE: To hear the bell on the Penmon Lighthouse, click the image. Other trips later that summer, to The Isle of Wight, Hastings, St Leonards, Bournemouth and Brighton, provided me with yet more photos and I started to think...

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Chooey Inspiration: Czeslaw Wielhorski

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Chooey Inspiration: Czeslaw Wielhorski

Time for a Chooey Inspiration Blog, in which I showcase the stuff that pings me off on a new creative path. Today: Czeslaw Wielhorski, whose work I happily stumbled across one day on Pinterest. If you're at all creative and you're not a seasoned Pinner, please, get on there now. It's been a revelation for me – hours/days/weeks of my life can go there to die as I ping around from board to board like a pinball, leapfrogging from one topic to another at random, discovering images and artists old and new I never knew existed. And yet unlike other...

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Snowdrops

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Snowdrops

For me, the first weeks of January can feel pretty depressing after the weeks of Christmas anticipation – suddenly, there's nothing much to look forward to, you feel obliged to assume a state of permanent guilt regarding anything remotely enjoyable, and is there anything sadder than the sight of all those faded Christmas trees heartlessly abandoned in the gutter, or sprawled across pavements like arboreal winoes? "I used to be something!" they seem to bellow. "You shoulda seen me a couple of weeks ago – lights! Tinsel! I was beatiful, I tell ya – beautiful... " before being slung into...

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