Back in Salcombe


Well here I am back in Salcombe and I just love being here so much! There’s something wonderful about being here out of season, because we get the beaches to ourselves.unnamed Perhaps it’s because I spent many happy childhood holidays here that I tend to feel childlike as soon I return? I end up playing around like a kid; climbing on rocks, watching the waves gush in and out, and following streams and waterfalls as they cascade down the beach. Even though the weather hasn’t been kind to us, we’ve still had lots of fun in our waterproofs, exploring various areas of coastline. Salcombe still looks pretty even in the rain!

I’ve been able to restock Gallery5 with my new work, and they were very well received. In fact I’d barely left the gallery when I got a call from them, asking me to return to help a couple of customers make a decision on my biggest piece: ‘The trees at Sharpitor’. 17352468_1368710963186261_2170484212493987619_nThey wondered if I had another similar piece in the same frame. I didn’t, so I ended up getting a new commission for a similar Salcombe view through pine trees, to be framed to match the other one, so that they can sit side by side on the customers’ large grey wall. They’re going to look great together! I can’t wait to get started!

Finally, I met up with the lovely Peter, who manages the Sea Tractor at South Sands. We’d been working on an idea together to create postcards of the Sea Tractor and South Sands Ferry, so that they could be sold there, all throughout the holiday season. The idea finally came together recently, and I managed to get the postcards printed just last week. 17203036_1364085516982139_921490418509229914_nSo when I met Peter this weekend, I was able to give him the first batch of postcards. So fingers crossed people will love their ride on the Sea Tractor and Ferry this year so much that they’ll want to buy a souvenir. The postcards will be available from the start of the season; 1st April (weather permitting) for £1 each. So do look out for them if you come to Salcombe and take the ferry to South Sands – they will be exclusively sold on the ferry and sea tractor.

So that’s where I’m up to. Tomorrow looks set to be pretty wet, so we’re planning a visit to Overbecks’ National Trust house. I love the house and gardens, they always inspire me with their interesting plants and views of the estuary. Fingers crossed I can actually see the view tomorrow!

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