Sunday, 3 March 2013

One thing ends, another begins!

River Friends Print, teconlene

Hello, hope you have had a suitably relaxing weekend. As promised, I have been spending this last little while co-creating a new blog! It goes by the name of Jam & Soe (I think I have an unhealthy love of ampersands  - sorry) and is this time co-authored by Joe and I,  check it out here!

Of course, with every window opened a door is closed ... erm ... or ... something more profound! So thank you for following Elephant and Walrus, you've made me smile. Why not come join me for a cuppa over at Jam & Soe, it'd be nice to stay in touch, till then I bid you ...


Friday, 15 February 2013

Hello There!

Pepper ink
Hope you had a suitably heart-filled valentines day, whatever you got up to! In case you have been wondering where I'd got to ... I am busily redesigning this very blog. So, keep your eyes peeled for a new layout and, perhaps even a new name! (gasp). Happy Friday people.

Thursday, 24 January 2013


It's impossible to watch this and not feel happy! Stop motion at it's best I'd say ...

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


I have been known to dabble with sewing, particularly when it comes to bags (more of that later). But no way do I consider myself a pro! For the self taught, the "blogosphere" is full of handy tips, patterns and tutorials should you wish to give it a go. Recently I have been following Tilly and the Buttons "Learn to Sew", I'm also often perusing the pages of Colleterie, which is full to the brim with clever techniques and how-to's. Purl Bee - despite it's namesake is a definite go-to for ace sewing projects too ... where do you go to be learned in sewing?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Fragrance & Loved

To make up for my absence yesterday ... I'm going to (spuriously) merge two prompts together! Is this against the rules? Hmmm.Well, anyway, at the top of our road there is a great florist and a couple of days ago, J returned  bearing a beautiful bunch of roses. The colours are ace - reds, oranges, pinks and yellows. And they smell gorgeous, so once they start to wilt I'm tempted to make this rosewater spray. Around the time of the flower buying it also happened to be my Mum's birthday - so perhaps inspired by the recent trend for simple geometric jewellery and  the bright hues of the flowers I put together this necklace ... Hope she likes it! (P.S apologies the images are a little grainy - natural light has been in short supply of late)

Sunday, 20 January 2013


So ... whilst I linger in the confines of my bed  (a little longer than is acceptable for a Sunday); I give you two artists, renowned for working on the horizontal! The first is Patrick Heron, I love his rough brushstrokes which hint at dusky skies and wild gardens. And OK, perhaps a little debatable on the planar front (but squares are kinda horizontal right? Albeit in an abstract way - hoho); we have Mr Mark Rothko. There's something eerie but comforting in his work I find - what do you think?

1. Horizontal Strip Painting (1957-8) by Patrick Heron
2. Grey and Black Stripes (1958) by Patrick Heron
3. Black and Blue Stripes (1958) by Patric Heron
4. Light Red Over Black (1957) by Mark Rothko
5. Untitled (1952) by Mark Rothko 

Saturday, 19 January 2013



The daily prompts I've been following seem to be rather apt and predictive. I suppose this is how horoscopes work? Anyway, today's prompt is icy, which is quite fitting considering the UK has been snow filled since Friday. Here are a few snapshots of one of my favourite things to do ... a wonder in the snow at noon. Due to lack of batteries, I had to commandeer J's camera so a few are his handy work too (Thank You!).