Caroline Shipsey

Thursday, 23 October 2008

My Pics for Sale at RedBubble

This is a widget available from RedBubble, I like the way it looks and it was simple to add to the blog, unfortunately the images seem to have been oversharpened in the process but I like the principle of it anyway.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Wesson Clipper

Rees Wesson playing the Bristol Hornpipe on my Clipper

Friday, 17 October 2008


Today would have been Mum's 97th birthday, its almost a year since she died and even though she was confined to bed for the last couple of months, I still miss the little things we did together and of course her wonderful smile.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


The stormy winds that have been blowing for the past 36 hours have battered trees everywhere, leaves are falling fast, making any prospect of rich autumn colors an unlikely prospect. There is a chill in the air too, could it possibly mean that we are going to have a cold winter ? It was cold and blustery when I walked this afternoon - hailstones, grey-black clouds and deep puddles.

There are many photos still to sort from my Lake District holiday so I was reluctant to take anymore, but suddenly there was a tiny delicate fern growing in the top of a rotting fence post right in front of me. So instead of 'taking' a photograph, I 'made' this picture. The difference between 'taking' and 'making' a photograph was discussed last week during the seminar. The term 'taking' somehow conveys an impression of carelessly snatching something with little care or thought, whereas 'making' feels more considered, giving more importance to subject.