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aravisdolmenna
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we all want to have stories told to us, maybe it makes our own lives seem bigger, that we can experience so many different lives through the words of others. It starts with those bright simple and repetitive stories for small children, “On Monday he ate through one apple but he was still hungry”, and then as soon as we are old enough to sit still and listen our desire for stories becomes insatiable. It wasn't just procrastination when i begged my parents to tell me stories at bedtime, they both had different ways of fulfilling my request. My father made up stories, stories of dragons, soldiers journeying home from war, old women gathering firewood and dogs with eyes the size of plates, I now know that these stories were mostly based on old folk tales, but they were a little different each time he told them so we never got bored. My mother read to me, the Narnian chronicles of CS Lewis, one after the other until the seventh book was completed then we started number one again, This reading habit was a much greater gift then I could possible have realised, teaching me what treasure was to be found in a good book, this life long habit has allowed me to live through countless adventures and worlds. The other stories my mother told were stories from her own life, “tell me about the olden days” I used to beg her, and she would describe the sweets in the shops of Leeds, how it felt to carry a gas mask everywhere, the “farting” noises she learned to make through the mask, to anger her teachers, she told me about her hated boarding school which she ran away from many times, and her loneliness as an evacuee. Stories are still a big part of my life, I read every day, sometimes i write a little, and when I really cant be bothered, I sit back and let Hollywood tell me a story. #theveryhungrycaterpillar #aravisfantasyfruitnveg 🐛🍌🐛🍌🐛🍌🐛🍌🐛🍌 🍌🐛🍌🐛🍌🐛🍌🐛🍌🐛 #creative_display_ #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection
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I have consulted the tea leaves, and it seem there is a trip to Vienna in my future. A huge thank you to @austrianairlines for selecting my "banana aeroplane" picture as winner of the "Austrian moments" competition, amongst so many wonderful entries, and for their great generosity in offering a Trip to Vienna as the prize. Also huge thanks to @joshjohnson @kevinkuster and the team at @jjcommunity for hosting the challenge and for all they do. No need for congratulations, just wanted to say thank you 🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1826
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when scientists send a probe out into the depths of space, you cant help feeling that it is like casting a hook into an ocean and hoping you will pull up a treasure chest, or digging a hole at random in order to discover the secrets of the past, but out it went hurtling further and further into the unknown, and then, this week we learn that it has found a whole new solar system. Far far away 39 light years from earth, burns a small cool sun named Trappist 1, and orbiting it are seven earth sized planets, they are close together as if huddled for warmth, at the perfect distance from their little sun to mean that the surface temperature could sustain water in its liquid form. the magic formula for life. who knows what these strange distant worlds are like, or who they might be home too, but I suspect that as time passes these worlds, at present just known by numbers, may become as well known to us as those named for the old gods, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune (et al) who dance around our own blazing sun 🌕🌎🌑💫🌞🌑🌏🌕 🌍🌏 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #cs_metime #jj_forum_1826
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The tower stands back from the sea, the crashing waves have deposited ton after ton of stone on the shore since the old lighthouse was built, slowly moving it inland in a kind of negative erosion. If you were to step inside you would find it cold and dark, the only light falling from the high windows, an iron staircase winds itself round and around the vertiginous tapering walls, you are accompanied by the echoing clang of your footsteps as you climb, every so often the hollow interior is interrupted by a arc of concrete floor with iron railings, these little "shelves" mark what living space there is. On the highest shelf is an impossibly steep wooden ladder passing up through the wooden ceiling, and as you climb through into the room above, you will lose your breath, it is like walking into sunlight, fractured rainbows intersect and flood the room, there are no walls in here just vast windows, and there in the middle of the room is the astoundingly beautiful lamp, a mosaic of intricately shaped prisms, precisely ground from lead crystal, incredibly heavy, the multi-faceted lens floats in it's bath of mercury, casting it's magnified beacon of light out to sea. There is a little glass door in one of the windows and crouching to pass through, you find yourself on the precipitous iron balcony which encircles the lamp room, your hair is instantly whipped around your head by the deafening salty wind, but the view is breathtaking, miles in every direction. And there out where the sea has receded, you see the new, taller lighthouse taking it's turn at keeping the ships from the shore... 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 🌊🌊 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creatively_squared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #tv_monotones #jj_monotonic #jj_forum_1826
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We rode over the downs yesterday, even though it was still cool the sun was shining and i could detect that smell in the air that tells you that you have broken the back of winter. The roads were still a little wet and salty, but drying enough that you could start to enjoy a hint of that swoop and glide that makes riding on winding roads such fun. We were in a rhythm by the time we came into the village of Alfriston, a village so pretty it is almost embarrassing, the road winds past a triangular village “square” then narrows to single file as it passes between the ancient flint cottages, the road drops and curves as it passes out of the village, we have to pull in our clutches and roll the bikes past the horse riders, to minimise the engine noise, but even so the back horse shies and starts to step sideways, once we are well past we open the engines again and then we are climbing, the road climbs higher and higher, bends following the contours of the chalk hill, we cant the bikes over until suddenly we crest the hill, and there it is in front of me, i could see for miles, the rolling downs over toward Beachy Head, the sea in the distance, the low afternoon sun turning it to gold, the open hill top around me, punctuated by those strange slanted trees you get on windswept moors, and best of all, playing on the hill side, the first lambs of the year, I can hardly describe how it lifted me, I could feel the sap rising, spring is finally on its way.💙💙💙💙 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creatively_squared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_pick6_Joy #jj_forum_1819
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A quick one for @jjcommunity who today want us to experiment with "blackout" and "negative space" But I won't be hiding in the dark today, the sun is out for the first time in ages, I'm off to get my motorbike out #jj_forum_1817 🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creatively_squared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #jj_forum_1819
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England is well know for its quirky village names, but even so i was surprised earlier this week to find myself driving through a tiny village called “Noah's Ark”, how could it be that I had never even heard of this memorably named hamlet less than 30 miles from my home. All I could discover was that the village had been named after the oldest house in the area “Noah’s Ark Cottage” so named for its “ability to withstand flooding”. Just that, no elaboration, no mention of a flood, no picture of the ancient cottage or its setting. I imagine grey skies, lashing rain, and homespun clad peasants, trudging up a steep hill leading their animals to the sanctuary of a stone cottage with its big Kentish barn, like a Bruegel painting. I picture rivulets of muddy water washing around their leather pattens and splashing onto their hose as it rushes down the hill, thin streams of rain running off hats and the backs of the frightened sheep and donkeys. I imagine water rising in the valley below, and streaming from the thatch on the barn, I can almost hear people wailing “God is punishing us again” as they slowly pull the heavy barn doors closed against the rapidly blackening sky. Think I might be getting carried away.. "Just using a splash of milk to show one of the passengers on the first ark" #aravish2o 🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creatively_squared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #glass_nio #jj_forum_1819
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