Whitegate, East Cork in the sunshine

When the sun comes out I either want to be outside or take photos. Every colour seems more vibrant, clean and beautiful. These photos are of the old pier at Whitegate along the public walkway. The tide was way out so Riley dog and I climbed down the seaweedy steps onto the shoreline looking for treasures. What constitutes a treasure is a personal thing. To me it’s a beautiful colour be it on a rock, a shell or a piece of glass. To Riley dog, it’s seaweed – that simple. We usually get some good pieces of glass here and always the inky mussel shells I love. Below are some photos.

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Discovering Decoupage

So, I’ve done some collage on tile coasters. Great fun but the gloss finish keeps making the coaster stick to a hot mug .. not sure how to overcome that… Anyhow.. onwards to decoupage.. I went to a demo in Midleton, Cork recently and this is the result

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Below are the coasters that I started with ..

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