Tuesday 31 March 2009

White Horses

Here is one of the new works from the "Light Is Like Water" series that I made in February for the Poppytalk Handmade Show. This work is on my "table" at the current "Green Pop" Poppytalk Market. Come and see....
By the way, I have been working 11 hour shifts in my darkroom over the past 10 days making new work. My creative streak is still in full swing and I am making the most of it!! I will upload some of those new creations any day now, so watch this space.
My table at Poppytalk Handmade - http://www.poppytalkhandmade.com/gallery46

Tuesday 24 March 2009

j'adore la hellebore

I have several different Hellbore plants in my studio at the moment, they are such strangely beautiful plants. Here are a few more of the pictures I have made of them recently, I find it hard to walk past them without stopping a while to capture them from another angle.

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Saturday 21 March 2009

Pretty Little Posie feature

Thnks goes out to those lovely folk at Pretty Little Posie who featured my "Build Me Up Buttercup" Print on their blog today. There are lots of lovely items to see over there on this British based blog, so why not head on over and see for yourself.

I Have A Bird In Spring

I Have A Bird In Spring ~ by Jo Bradford

I have a Bird in spring
Which for myself doth sing –
The spring decoys.
And as the summer nears –
And as the Rose appears,
Robin is gone.
Yet do I not repine
Knowing that Bird of mine
Though flown –
Learneth beyond the sea
Melody new for me
And will return.
~Emily Dickinson~

Thursday 19 March 2009

Pretty In Pink

Just listed in my Etsy store
My Grandmother-in-Law has some beautiful varieties of pink Camelia in her garden. Every year at around this time she gives me a posie or two to brighten up our house and my studio. It's Camelia time now and here are some of delights from Nan's garden this spring.
**Thanks Nan!**

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Can't see the wood for the trees

At FrauWaldi's suggestion, she and I have made a diptych of of our polaroids this week for the polanoid diptych project. I think the weird bluey greens of my expired 669 film shot here in Cornwall go very well with FrauWaldis chocolate film shot in the Black Forest, Germany.....

Spring clean

I have spent a second day painting my studio white all over. It needed a bit of sprucing up, and with the help of my lovely landlord John, I now have 5 new picture shelves to stack my work up to ceiling height on my new white walls (sure beats having them all leaning up against the wall and littering the floor!!) Can't wait to get in there tomorrow when the paint is dry) to put out all my new work. I will take some pictures and post them when I am all done....

Tuesday 17 March 2009

Modish Feature

Thanks to the lovely Jena Coray of Modish, who featured me on her super cool blog today. If you haven't already come across Modish, then head on over there and see for yourself, it's full of great goodies and inspirations galore.

Monday 16 March 2009

waves pound the shore

Waves pound the shore by Jo Bradford
I have just finished reconditioning one of my collection of vintage typewriters. This one is an Imperial Good Companion 4, a lovely little lightweight machine with a retro sparkly metallic turquoise green finish. I love how light the keys actions are considering it is a machine from the early 1960's. After typing up a few poems and to do lists, I started pulling prints off the wall and typing on them yesterday afternoon, as you can see from the TTV picture above. The text on this picture (of my local surfspot known as the Badlands) is a lovely quote (surprisingly, perhaps?) by Mohammed Ali.

Saturday 14 March 2009

classic poisons

Hellebore by Jo Bradford
It's hard to believe that the subltly beautiful hellebore holds such a dark secret.... It is, after all, one of the four classic poisons--along with nightshade, hemlock, and aconite

Wednesday 11 March 2009

always a rose

Always A Rose Parts I, II & III are available to buy in my etsy store

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But now the theory goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose
But were always a rose.
The Rose Family ~ Robert Frost

Monday 9 March 2009

Sunshine dreams

Having mentioned last week that I was loving the colour yellow at the moment, I saw these Craspedia stems in the village florist the other day and had to buy some just because they remind me so much of the sun!!

Saturday 7 March 2009

vintage camera porn

Here are a couple of cameras that still see a lot of action, gotta love those old TLRs. And for the polaroid nerds amongst us, this was shot with one of my vintage packfilm polaroid cameras (the good old 104 Automatic) on expired Polacolor 679, (that green colour cast is thanks to the emulsion being 10 years out of date...)
Love it

Friday 6 March 2009

twilight melts

The sunset was like a painting tonight, so glad I had my polaroid propack in my bag!

Thursday 5 March 2009

A night of dark intent

Nature has many ways of reminding us how small we are in the grand scheme of things. It has been a stormy week here, with tremendous thunderstorms, high winds, rain, hail and big seas.
The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in,
And thought of doing something to the shore
That water never did to land before.
The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,
The cliff in being backed by continent;
It looked as if a night of dark intent
Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
Someone had better be prepared for rage.
There would be more than ocean-water broken
Before God's last 'Put out the Light' was spoken.
~ Once By The Pacific by Robert Frost

Wednesday 4 March 2009

The Old Yellow Fellow

Today I am having a yellow day, no doubt because I am craving a bit of sunshine, a glimpse of the "old yellow fellow" as grandad used say :)

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