Category Archives: Autumn

Sunday…with New 2017 Calendars and Shop Discount!

October 16, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Autumn - colour - Shop Discounts

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My new 2017 calendars are here!!!

They are now ready to order and will be ready to ship at the end of October…

I decided it was time for a re-design, which I was really nervous about, but I needed to change things partly because the postage on my old long ones was always expensive because of their size, and also because I wanted the images to be square, and well, I basically need to shake things up a bit!

Each month comes with a sort of contemplative and seasonal creative triggers, for example May encourages you to ‘Smell flowers until the scent disappears…’ , July to ‘Water the plants and listen to the sound it makes’  and November to ‘Enjoy wearing a scarf and sitting still with a hot drink…. I wanted to connect art, nature and the senses throughout the year.

Also the actual calendar format has changed so that now there are squares instead of skinny lines, and there’s space at the bottom for spillover reminders, although at the back there are sections for notes and lists.

I have also been able to make them a bit cheaper than before, and until the end of October there is a 10% discount on all orders ( to be shipped at the end of October ) with checkout code: 5FTINFAUTUMNALORDER

Below are the images in the calendar, and you can ord them in my shop www.5ftinf.bigcartel.com .

You can reach the calendars directly here

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And the jigsaws have also arrived and come in 3 different designs this year…

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So don’t forget the 10% discount code: 5FTINFAUTUMNALORDER at the end of your order as it only lasts until October 31st!photo-16-10-2016-16-33-56

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Saturday…with Autumn leaves and flowers

October 15, 2016

Filed Under : Autumn - colour - My Garden

photo-15-10-2016-08-47-17 For about a week or so every October, just before the frosts, wind and rain, my Virginia Creeper literally makes my garden glow, and the late flowering nasturtiums are such a welcome compliment of colour…I love how each flower has its own personality, and I always get more new colours with every year.

The first frost and one windy day will demolish all this vibrancy and I will then have to brace myself for Winter…hopefully there will be a few weeks before that.photo-15-10-2016-08-46-37 photo-15-10-2016-08-42-46 photo-15-10-2016-08-45-23 photo-15-10-2016-08-44-14 photo-15-10-2016-08-22-30 photo-14-10-2016-15-25-05 photo-15-10-2016-08-39-25 photo-15-10-2016-08-40-49 photo-15-10-2016-08-30-17 photo-15-10-2016-12-44-59 photo-15-10-2016-08-30-51 photo-15-10-2016-08-33-40 photo-15-10-2016-08-34-18 photo-15-10-2016-08-34-54 photo-15-10-2016-08-35-07 photo-15-10-2016-08-35-52 photo-15-10-2016-08-36-24 photo-15-10-2016-08-36-52 photo-15-10-2016-08-37-50 photo-15-10-2016-08-38-17 photo-15-10-2016-08-42-03 photo-15-10-2016-08-42-25

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Wednesday…Garden Table Trail

October 5, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Autumn - Brighton - colour - My Garden - My Home

photo-04-10-2016-10-45-05Amongst other things, I had an old artichoke, a couple of fading figs and some pink snowberries…
photo-04-10-2016-09-39-01Having eaten my boiled egg breakfast, I felt I needed more inspiration and realised that I hadn’t had a proper contemplative look around the garden for a while…so I did!photo-04-10-2016-09-39-53Autumn is taking hold at the moment not only with colour but also with it’s natural mess; the drying out, the fading, the scattering, the seeding…and just it’s general sense of slowing down and knitted textures…photo-04-10-2016-09-36-43 photo-04-10-2016-09-36-22 photo-04-10-2016-09-37-09 photo-04-10-2016-09-38-20 photo-04-10-2016-09-40-18 photo-04-10-2016-09-41-00 photo-04-10-2016-09-41-45 photo-04-10-2016-09-42-10 photo-04-10-2016-09-43-13 photo-04-10-2016-09-44-40 photo-04-10-2016-09-46-03photo-04-10-2016-09-49-55 photo-04-10-2016-09-49-43 photo-04-10-2016-10-06-05 photo-04-10-2016-10-09-06 photo-04-10-2016-10-23-04 photo-04-10-2016-10-33-43 photo-04-10-2016-11-21-14 photo-04-10-2016-12-06-17

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Sunday…with Weekly Snaps

September 25, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Art - Autumn - Brighton - colour - cycling - exhibitions - London - My Home - short poem films - texture - The Shed - Weekly Snaps - workshops

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I’ve not been quite on the button with my Weekly Snaps since the Summer for some reason..I’ve been having to play catch up on a few weeks, this being another…anyway, here’s 2 weeks worth of them!

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You can see the Steller Story version here and book a December workshop here

 

Tuesday…with morning inspiration on my bike

September 20, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Autumn - cycling - texture

photo-20-09-2016-08-22-00 Today started off with the beauty of borlotti beans, which then moved on to greenhouse textures, conkers and crispy leaves on a bike ride…it’s always the things I don’t expect which inspire me so these are some photos of the thought process of today’s composition!photo-20-09-2016-14-16-17 photo-20-09-2016-14-16-50 photo-20-09-2016-09-49-01 photo-20-09-2016-10-00-11 photo-20-09-2016-09-57-56 photo-20-09-2016-10-00-59 photo-20-09-2016-10-03-31 photo-20-09-2016-09-58-14 photo-20-09-2016-10-02-23 photo-20-09-2016-10-02-50 photo-20-09-2016-10-08-16 photo-20-09-2016-10-12-57 photo-20-09-2016-10-09-24photo-20-09-2016-10-17-03 photo-20-09-2016-10-34-21 photo-20-09-2016-14-27-25 photo-20-09-2016-13-28-51 photo-20-09-2016-13-17-23 photo-20-09-2016-13-29-01 photo-20-09-2016-13-28-47 photo-20-09-2016-13-28-25See the version of this post with a moving still on Steller here

Friday…with Winter Workshop Dates

September 16, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Autumn - Brighton - colour - My Home - Winter - workshops

photo-16-09-2016-17-39-53I am always, always surprised at how long it takes me to organise what seems like something very simple, and then always even more amazed when I think I’ve actually achieved it…but at least now there are tickets available for my Christmas Workshops in Brighton, even though at the moment it seems miles away!

If you’d like to come you can book a place here, and also have a look at my Workshop page here, and also do feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions at 5ftinf@gmail.com

I only have a small place here, therefore tickets are very limited, so if you miss out and would like me to run either a one to one or a small private workshop, please just ask and I can always try and sort something out.

This year’s Christmas workshops will be a little different from last year’s but you can have a look at this post from last December to get a feel for things…
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Thursday…with Petals and Texture

September 15, 2016

Filed Under : Art - Autumn - texture

photo-15-09-2016-14-06-39 I’m always inspired by textures, and love the juxtaposition of flowers against a naturally rough patina…most of the images are from today and the last week, although it prompted me to look back at, and include some others from over the last year…( aslo see if you can spot my Karl Blossfeldt inspired image )photo-15-09-2016-12-41-37 photo-10-09-2016-14-09-00 photo-15-09-2016-12-52-54 photo-13-09-2016-22-13-12 photo-12-09-2016-08-11-01 photo-10-09-2016-16-10-21-1 photo-10-09-2016-10-31-14 img_1466 photo-10-09-2016-16-10-41 photo-10-09-2016-16-13-08 photo-15-09-2016-12-41-49 img_1092 img_3769 photo-10-09-2016-14-31-25 photo-10-09-2016-14-19-57 photo-10-09-2016-14-10-32 img_5279 photo-10-09-2016-16-03-08 photo-10-09-2016-14-31-38 photo-10-09-2016-16-13-35 img_2757 img_9455 img_9415 img_2733 img_2730 img_4145 img_9460 photo-11-09-2016-09-20-59 photo-08-09-2016-20-42-16 photo-10-09-2016-15-03-05 img_9568 photo-10-09-2016-19-15-58img_2745

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Sunday…Weekly Snaps

September 4, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Autumn - Brighton - colour - cycling - exhibitions - London - moving stills - texture - Weekly Snaps

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This is a catch up of 2 weeks as I didn’t manage to share them last week…

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Thursday… with early Autumn

September 1, 2016

Filed Under : Arrangements - Autumn - Brighton - colour - cycling - moving stills - My Garden

Photo 01-09-2016, 10 53 18I’ve been desperate for September to arrive so that I can talk about Autumn and the wonderful sense of change it brings: it’s smells, it’s colours, it’s light, it’s sounds, without feeling like I’m betraying Summer (…I’ve always felt a bit guilty that August is my least favourite month of the year! )

This morning I tried a new cycling route which was so beautiful; passing fields, flocks of little sparrows taking off from hedgerows, tractors in the distance, brown seed heads alongside greenery, a golden edge to the light and soft bird song…

The ride, with the season softly soaking up the countryside inspired me to create something at home…Photo 01-09-2016, 08 48 30 Photo 01-09-2016, 08 56 41 Photo 01-09-2016, 09 05 44 I had picked a couple of thistles and some of the brown seeds above ( I’m not sure what they are ), but I wanted to recreate the feeling with plants from my own garden…Photo 01-09-2016, 11 32 56 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 29 57 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 34 29 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 26 12 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 35 16 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 25 08 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 38 17 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 24 16 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 23 37 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 23 28 I got a bit distracted by tidying up my scruffy window boxes…Photo 01-09-2016, 11 22 28 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 23 19 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 52 46 Photo 01-09-2016, 11 52 34 I like them looking a bit wild, but they definitely needed a sort out, so I added succulents I’ve been growing in pots and some white cyclamen…Photo 01-09-2016, 11 55 32 Photo 01-09-2016, 12 10 51 Photo 01-09-2016, 12 49 06 Photo 01-09-2016, 12 01 22 Photo 01-09-2016, 12 49 58 …and so to the arrangementPhoto 01-09-2016, 10 55 54 ( I had also found 3 conkers on the side of the road from my ride when I was nearly home )Photo 01-09-2016, 10 55 17 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 55 24 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 55 47 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 55 05 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 54 54 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 54 15 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 47 34 Photo 01-09-2016, 10 54 04

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