Minimalist Buddha

We found this Buddha sculpture In Swansea the other day. I didn’t really know what kind of Buddha it was, but something spoke to me to take it home. This minimalist beautiful art figurine depicts a Zen Buddha sitting in meditation. The artist utilises a unique design that suggests meditation, as the heart and mind rise above the loins. Hand-carved from suar wood. The Buddha sits in meditation with no focus on the details of the eyes, nose and mouth. It was designed a detail-less which adds to the magic of the whole. You can place a Buddha wherever it … Continue reading Minimalist Buddha

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Japanese Tanba

Tanba-yaki” pottery originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years. Using ash and iron glazes, everyday articles with a rustic tenor are the mainstay of this ware. It is fired in a noborigama take on a very distinctive coloring and surface texture because of the way that the ash from the pine logs used to fire the kiln blows about. The ash mixes with the glaze to produce interesting effects which are accepted and called haikaburi, and gives each piece its own … Continue reading Japanese Tanba

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Juzan Gama

We found these Japanese bowls in Antwerp. I thought they were stunning and had never seen anything marked like these. When we returned home from holiday… I just had to look them up. The Juzan Gama Pottery, I believe are a 20th c. modern Japanese porcelain bowls manufactured by 壽山窯 Juzan Family Kiln (Juzan gama). Juzan Kiln, aka Juzan Gama, still operates today and is located in Nagasaki, Japan producing table wares under the name Juzan Toki. Juzan Gama produced wares are called Hasami-yaki. This particular style seen on the outside of the bowl is made by what is called … Continue reading Juzan Gama

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Tanba-Yaki

These old Japanese pottery Sake cups were made by Tanba Ware. It is a Blue Green Brown pottery process where the clay is covered with sand and then fired to a light brown glaze. The original light blue glaze is developed with sand and poured on during the firing process set into the firewood only for a few days. Tanba Ware originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years. Its distinguishing feature is its simplicity and absence of decorative flourishes. It consists … Continue reading Tanba-Yaki

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Old Lustre Still

Early possible Société Céramique made some history in Maestrich. Then Petrus Regout came along and made Lustre Soup bowls out of clay, dipped them in glaze and named it pottery in the Goudkust pattern I do believe. Earth tone was his favourite. Possibly an early Alpine pattern. This particular bowl was loved a very long time. Someone’s favourite noodle bowl no doubt. As it appears has gone through many years of good service. It’s the oldest bowl I’ve ever seen. It’s a life that has been very useful. Survived longer than many. Description looks Moroccan. Old Orange rusty and brown. … Continue reading Old Lustre Still

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Breadth Height Space

Do you ever stop and take the time to notice the lives of those who have come between when you look into the depths of a painting; or a book, a flower or a sacred place or something you’ve never seen before… To watch a master lost in a series of the brush strokes; secured, relevant, diligent and with purpose. Perhaps a chance to read the words of the writer who may not be so renown; but that literature is so pensive, engaged, involved and so deep that you can feel the consciousness in their art. Diligent; conscious, a heavenly … Continue reading Breadth Height Space

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Run by Snow Patrol

Run by Snow Patrol Run Lyrics I’ll sing it one last time for you Then we really have to go You’ve been the only thing that’s right In all I’ve done And I can barely look at you But every single time I do I know we’ll make it anywhere Away from here Light up, light up As if you have a choice Even if you cannot hear my voice I’ll be right beside you dear Louder louder And we’ll run for our lives I can hardly speak I understand Why you can’t raise your voice to say To think … Continue reading Run by Snow Patrol

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River Einion

A Waterfall On the River Einion There, the Dyfi Furnace remains Where the waters once raced To a mill from the top With all its power Leading to this waterwheel Taking advantage of the powers Of this river From Cumbria via the Afon Dyfi Where charcoal was once produced Long ago from the local woodlands, Where iron ore once burned; But burns no more. The Dyfi Furnace is in the village of Furnace, Ceredigion, Wales, adjoining the A487 trunk road from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth, near Eglwysfach. The furnace was built around 1755 was only used for about fifty years to … Continue reading River Einion

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Myna Bird

Waking up this morning to the calls of two myna birds croaking, squawking and chirping along with the clicks and whistling whilst fluffing their feathers in their morning ritual bath. I was infatuated watching the two of them bob their head in singing. They bathe every morning in Christopher’s front garden in his pond. He said there were two guppies in the pond, but strangely they have gone missing somehow.  A few years ago, I would have not dream that I would be here in Sri Lanka, nor did I think I would be so curious as to watch myna … Continue reading Myna Bird

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Selcouth

Selcouth (adj). The Origin of the word is Old English. It means strange and uncommon; the way you see things when you travel.  Everything seems different and foreign, and that is a good thing.  We travel to seek out the things we don’t see every day.  This is a photo I took on the cliffs above Langland Bay in Wales.   And even though its close to our home, it seems every time we travel there; this is a place where there is always something new and beautiful and different to see.  I love that.  Continue reading Selcouth

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