Thursday Doors

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A view into one of the Open Gardens of Saltaire Festival. Inside this “secret garden” I found an artist and beautiful, red ceramic treasures.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors.

 

 

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52 Week Photo Challenge: Week 6 Red

 

It has been festival time again and my favourite thing about the 9 day event is the Open Gardens. The Victorian terraced houses in the model village of Saltaire have quite small back yards, but even so some of the local residents open their gardens for the weekend so that strangers can wander in and out and admire their “small space” creativity. Each garden also generally hosts an artist who will exhibit their work in amongst the plants. If you are lucky, the artist may even be there, I love talking to the creators about their work, they are so passionate about it and it is really inspirational. I was lucky enough to meet and talk to Sally Barker, an artist who has just started working in ceramics (visit her website sallybarker.org to see more of her work). Her pieces were exhibited on the walls of one of the gardens, it’s probably a complete cliche, but they had a truly organic feel to them. They reminded me of the fungi that you see growing on tree stumps, my other half said they reminded him of wasps nests. Created by squeezing little bits of clay and meticulously piecing them all together when they were fired, the glaze moved to the edges to create the unique look around the beautiful glowing blood red paint.

For the 52 Week Week Challenge: Week 6 Red

OWPC: Candid

Candid shots of stall owners and performers at Saltaire Festival. I love their expressions of joy!

For Jennifer Nicole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Candid

and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Events

IMG_3081PS: My new blog planner came through today, compiled by Jennifer Nicole Wells. It’s very cool with lots of lists of upcoming challenges, monthly calendars and plenty of space for notes, whether it will make me more organised is yet to be seen…!

The Buzz Inn

The Buzz Inn
The Buzz Inn

The beautiful wooden doors on this insect hotel are part of an interactive learning display. The captions on the doors lead you to find who might be living inside…

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors and Drawers and Norm’s Thursday Doors

I’m gradually coming to the end of a rather busy time, WP and the blog have had to take a bit of a back seat. Hopefully now I will be able to catch up with you all, I’ve missed seeing your posts and catching up. Have a great weekend! 🙂

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Musicians

Each week, Cee Neuner from Cee’s Photography, sets us a black and white challenge. Each week she features a selection of posts from the previous theme and gives us a list of upcoming themes.

This week’s theme is music and musicians. Here are some pictures of musicians from a local festival.

 

For more music and musicians visit Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge.