Thursday, 21 August 2014


"I went a mile farther on the hills, and so came where they were digging in the tin mines.There were at least twenty mines all in sight, which employ a great many people at work almost night and day, but constantly all and every day, including the Lords Day, which they are forced to prevent their mines being overflowed with water".

(Celia Fiennes)

"If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will become ghost towns".

(D Alford)

Saturday, 9 August 2014


'We reached Zennor churchtown about eight o,clock and found a fair accommodation at the public house; as good indeed as one might expect in such a retired district."

(William Bottrel)

"The landscape is bare , yellow green and brown, dropping always down to bare rocks and a sea, all is desolate and forsaken, not linked up. But I like it.

(D H Lawrence)

Thursday, 31 July 2014


"One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it is worth watching."


"Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill."


Monday, 28 July 2014

Porlock Weir

"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."

(John Singer Sargent)

"Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from Nature."


Monday, 7 July 2014


"First and formost upon the shore descending southwards, Tenby, a proper fine towne well governed by a major, and strongly walled toward the land, looketh down into the sea from a drie cliffe, very famous for its commodious road for ships, and abundance also of fish there taken..."

(William Camden 1610)

"Before we quitted the coast, we saw Tenbigh, the most agreeable town on all of the sea coast of South Wales, except Pembroke, being a very good road for shipping and well frequented."

(Daniel Defoe)

Monday, 30 June 2014

Booth Museum Brighton

"Life is pleasant, death is peaceful. Its the transition thats troublesome."

(Isaac Asimov)

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

(Steve Jobs)

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Booth Museum Brighton

"I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand."

(Alberto Giacometti)

"A drawing is an autobiographical record of ones discovery of an event, either seen, remembered or imagined. A 'finished' work in an attempt to construct an event in itself."

(John Berger)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


"Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still, until your eyes hurt."

(David Hockney)

"To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished."

(Jasper Johns)