Sunday, 27 May 2012

Pretty

Cambridge City Centre.

It is!
Well, it's behind the buildings but only a stone's throw from the main colleges. Compared to Oxford, Cambridge is very small with hardly any traffic in the Town centre, just a LOT of bikes that are everywhere you walk, so you have to watch your step! 
The buskers that stand outside Kings College are really good, except for the one who chose to sing and play on an extremely hot day from inside a bin! Yes, all I could see were his two arms coming out from the sides of the bin where you put the rubbish in, playing his guitar. Sorry no picture, I would have but I was in shock at his predicament.

One of my favourite galleries there is the Primavera. The reason for this is the paintings by Jane Ray, an illustrator of the most beautiful paintings. They're supposedly for children but I have a couple of those 'children's books' I bought for myself. :) You can read more about her here.

This time I did take pictures.

On Saturday I was lucky enough  to see the paintings of another of my favourite artists. The Totnes Art Trail was on and I missed it last year. This year I was determined to go and so happy that I could.

 Here is the pretty home of Yvonne Coomber.

I felt very much at home here and it was hard for me to leave!


Gorgeously colourful paintings, filled with joy and love.

Just how I like it. ;)


12 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

funny story about the busker in the bin. so glad you told what the bin was, i was uncertain.

loved hearing about another artist, that you for sharing your photos.

martinealison said...

Un monde rempli d'amour, de joie et haut en couleurs... Tout comme j'aime aussi.
Merci pour ce merveilleux partage photographique.
Gros bisous

busybusybeejay said...

Cambridge is a great city.Our son lives there and loves it .

rossichka said...

Lovely, intriguing recent posts, Jessie! I'm so sorry I can't spend the time they deserve, I just jump here to have a look for a minute or too, because I can't find time for myself these days... I'm busy, busy!!!... But my soul needs a dose of beauty and colours, and nice emotions... and you give them to me, thanks a lot!!!x
P.S. I haven't forgotten about the papercutting! Just be a little bit patient, please! After a week I must be "free"...

Carol said...

Have only paid a fleeting visit to Cambridge but it is a lovely place.
No wonder you found it hard to tear yourself away from Yvonne Coomber's work, it is indeed full of joy.
Carol xx

Jess said...

Sorry to US readers! I didn't realise the word bin might not be familiar to you! Trash can is the right word isn't it? :)

Clare said...

Your picture at the start brings back fond memories of the summer I spent in the UK - Love the art work too - all together just a happy post - thank you

Alexiev said...

Great art...

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Jess said...

Thankyou for your lovely comments. I'm using a computer away from home at the moment so apologies to you if I can't reply properly on your blogs. :) Sometimes it works but most often the whole thing crashes! I hope to be back to normal again soon. :) xx

Karen said...

Have never been to Cambridge, must pay it a visit one of these days. What a treat seeing Jane Ray's work. You lucky thing. x

Jess said...

Oh you must go Karen! That gallery always has her paintings in there. They're a lot smaller than I imagined, a lot of tiny detail. :)

catkin tales said...

i don't know how i missed this pretty post. yvonne's painting is gorgeous!