Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

My recent travels have taken me to 4 countries in less than one week. I started by spending a few days in the UK to catch up with my sister and her family who were over from the States.

On a walk through Clifton village in Bristol, we spotted these mouth-watering cupcakes in a bakery window.

This beautiful rose window is in the Clifton Arcade (a converted church building) – an Aladdin’s cave of antique, exotic jewellry and clothing shops.

The Clifton suspension bridge which spans the river Avon is one of Bristol’s crowning glories. It was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel who also built the ship called the Great Britain which now resides in the renovated docks area.

On a very rainy day we visited the beautiful city of Bath and managed to catch sight of a couple of pigs in the King Bladud’s pigs in Bath exhibition. More pigs can be seen here.

My sister rarely sits still doing nothing and can often be found painting in her journal while the rest of us carry on talking around her. Where possible she paints directly from nature but if not, uses her own photos. Here she is painting some rowan leaves and berries she has picked from the garden.

At the moment she is working on a nature-inspired journal.  This is a spread from it.

Huge acanthus flowers growing in a neighbour’s garden


Comments on: "travelling again – the UK" (6)

  1. Gorgeous images, Carol. Your sister is quite the artist…her journal looks lovely.

    I’m always delighted to looks at pictures of the UK. Thanks for sharing.


  2. O Carol–how lovely are the paintings and your sharing as always. Fran

  3. beautiful moments captured in words and by brush

  4. Wonderful to see and record new sites (and sights) isn’t it? Oh, to be able to paint like your sister and just do it any time and place. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovely pictures, thank you – those cakes have the making of an interesting abstract. Your sister’s work is beautiful – two talented artists, how wonderful.

  6. Loved looking at all these images. They are so clear and colourful and Bristol looks so inviting.

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