20/01/2013

Walking


It's been such a wet winter that I haven't done much walking - many of the walks I normally do have been subject to floods and erosion making it quite dangerous to walk in certain areas along the coast. But in avoiding certain areas then new paths have evolved and on one of them I made this recording of body movement during the walk - you can see the parts where it was raining and both I and the drawing got wet - I like the blurring though as it encapsulated the feeling of the walk - misty, damp and circumscribed.......



I have been carrying this tiny book (5cms square) in my rucksack for simply ages and I finally found a use for it - it was a giveaway from Kate at A disorganised life - thank you Kate - I loved using it and I'm going to adapt the idea to make further walking books. It has concertina pages so I can unfold it as the walk unfolds - lovely! I have had to scan the book in 2 parts as it is too long (50 cms) to do in one scan. I would like to post some photographs but I am still waiting for my camera to return from Canon services where it is receiving tender loving care after my accident with it on the beach on New Year's Day - an expensive mistake! But I will post another photo of the whole book when I get it back - hopefully soon as I really miss it!

3 comments:

Annie said...

These are gorgeous. I'm fascinated by these paths you've charted. The little book was obviously waiting for the right kind of walk.

Rosie Kearton said...

Thanks Annie - I'm enjoying exploring ways of integrating walking and art practice

layers said...

What a unique and wonderful way to record your walks.. the rhythm and weather and such. Your beach and water and sky image at the top of your blog is spectacular.