Sunday 29 November 2009

Green Island Studios Calendar is here!!

It’s that time of year again!

Time is fast running out to get your hands on my 2010 calendar.  Themed around my most popular series “By The Seaside” these little works of art come in a loose leaf format.  

12 unbound sheets each with a beautifully printed 5”x5” artwork with the month printed  underneath, the page measures 5″×7” overall.

Every calendar print is hand signed by me and stamped on the back.

These unbound artworks are perfect for sticking to your noticeboard, fridge, desktop or wall, use magnets or hang them up with clips, pegs, ribbon or whatever you have lurking in your stash drawer.  They work well in small desktop frames or easels, of which there are many to choose from on Etsy, take a browse round and see what you find...

And at the end of each month you can trim off the calendar section, leaving you with 12 beautiful prints from Green Island Studios, ready to frame, hang or give away as gifts.  (If you can bear to part with them)

The calendar sheets arrive gift wrapped in coloured paper and tied with a decorative ribbon.  They can be sent direct to your friends and family as gifts if you wish, and I can include a personal message, so just let me know at checkout 

Here is the list of 5x5 artworks you will receive in your 2010 Calendar.

January - "Blue Beach Days 2"
February - "”White Horses"
March - "Sun Showers"
April - "Cumulus"
May - "Lighthouse Lane"
June - "Riviera"
July - "Sea Pinks"
August - "Immersion"
September - "Golden"
October - "Afternoon Social"
November - "Meeting Place"
December - ”White Water, Green Sea"

European buyers...visit my gallery HERE 
America & the rest of the world... visit my gallery HERE

I hope you had a good November folks 

Friday 20 November 2009

Silvery Seas

I have just spent 10 days away from home and my studio, working with the media on a military exercise on Salisbury Plain.  I got so used to sleeping outdoors and being in the fresh air all day that I am actually missing it now that I am home, even though we lived through some unbelievably bad weather, gale force winds and a lot of rain.  While I was on the exercise, I missed the sea of course.  It seemed strange not to have my daily outing to the shoreline with a camera in hand.

First thing I did when I awoke at home after my trip, was to head down to the seashore and drink it all in.  I took an old Argus 75 TLR camera that I have modified to make these TtV photos and an old bellows style polaroid land camera from the 1950's too.  The silvery sea and grey day did nothing to dampen my pleasure at being back where I belong {sigh}

It's good to be home  :)

Thursday 12 November 2009

Gift of the Day

From one bird to another by Jo Bradford

It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.
The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air -
and there, night came in.

Excerpt from Bird ~ Pablo Neruda

Gift of the day by Jo Bradford
You will already know from this blog, that I enjoy Neruda immensely, and simply can't resist an opportunity to use his poems for inspiration - the poem bird supplied the inspiration and the titles for these two new pictures. Thanks Pablo xx

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Walking The Dog

Copyright Jo Bradford 2009

So, as you can tell by the infrequency of my posting at the moment, I am pretty rushed off my feet workwise. When things get hectic it can be too easy to forget to get out of the darkroom, stay away from the computer and just get some fresh air and exercise. That's when I am always glad to see the waggy tail and expectant expression in Charlie's big brown eyes. I am lucky to have not just the seaside on my doorstep, but also an amazing old woods and the moors within a 10 minute drive, so when it comes to walking the dog, I am spoilt for choice. Charlie loves splashing round in the river and he never tires of charging around in the trees at the local fir tree plantation.

These pictures were made on recent excursions with my furry friend :)

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Bliss Mention

It's 'Roid week over on Flickr and I have been enjoying the bi-annual opportunity to participate and share with all the other PolaNerds around the world - there is some truly beautiful work there this year.....

I was really pleased today to realise that Mrs French over at Bliss picked one of my polaroids to feature in her post about "Roid Week.  {Thank you Mrs French}  :)

Jo x
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