Welcome to our Inspiration page. Here we would like to share some of the things that inspire our work. We will do this through a gallery of photographs. We draw inspiration from Yorkshire landscapes and the seascapes of the North Norfolk and Suffolk coasts. Through these photographs you will see similarities in colours, hues, textures and shapes. Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration.
We have adopted, within our work, the philosophy of the Slow Movement. We feel that through this adoption we are able to slow down from this busy world, where instant gratification is the expected norm, to observe and engage with our surroundings. During these periods we make a conscious effort to observe and connect with the colours, light and textures that are all around us. We also use this time for quiet reflection and contemplation which help us re-engage our creative energies into our work.
We invite you to take time to enjoy the photographs that inspire us. What do you see? Please use the Comments page to send us your comments, we would love to hear from you.
The inspirational coast
We think the North Norfolk and Suffolk coasts are inspirational. We enjoy walking around the quay, by the sea and along the shore. The colours, the big blue sky and the different shaped boats reflecting on the sea add to the inspiration. The tide ebbing and flowing, the sound of sail mast riggings clattering, and the abundant wildlife adds to the atmosphere. Is the tide coming in or going out we ask ourselves. The golden sand warm on our feet and the lap of the sea on our toes at the water’s edge is so very exciting.
Often there is an assortment of boats bobbing up and down in the quay. Their colours vary, as do their shapes and sizes. our boats, are decorative objects, inspired by our walks, observations and fascination with these vessels. Each one we see looks different, having its own characteristics, and likewise our boats too have their own personality and characteristics. They are individually designed, handmade and incorporate hand printed textile art for the sails. The sails reflect the many shapes, colours and patterns that we remember from our happy walks by the quay and shoreline. We hope that our boats invoke as many happy memories, of time spent by the sea, for you as they do for us.