Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Save Our Cottages; Painters With A Cause

Shell cover Beach Trail at Indian Rocks Beach.  Larry films Helen, Violetta and Mar y Rose 

Where have the past five months gone to?    It seems like a blur.
We have very exciting news.  The Plein Aire Cottage Artists:  Mary Rose Holmes,
Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston have been filming.   We are the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary "Save Our Cottages;  Painters With a Cause"   
We have had several days of filming outdoors at Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.  

Our next destination for filming will be Provence, France in June.  This being the birthplace of Impressionism.   

This is a new experience for all three of us and we are learning a lot.

We are working with Lynn Marvin Dingfelder
EMMY Award Winning Documentary Producer
   and

Larry Wiezycki
Editor/Director




Artist Mary Rose Holmes being interview by Lynn Marvin Dingfelder




Artist Violetta Chandler being interviewed by Lynn Marvin Dingfelder & Camera Larry Wiezcki


Helen Tilston being hooked by Larry Wiezcki


Helen Tilston painting one panel of triptych



Violetta Chandler and Mary Rose Holmes taking a break for ice cream

Mary Rose being getting set up for interview

Violetta is all set for recording



I am looking forward to visiting your blog.   

Friday, October 21, 2016

Coastal Living in Ireland

Helen Tilston and Katy foraging for seaweed. Photo John Crowley
Hope you all have had a wonderful summer and that Autumn is as beautiful where you are as  it is here in Ireland.


Helen's walk by Youghal Lighthouse. Photo Helen Tilston
This is part of my daily run/walk here in Youghal, County Cork. 

Photo Helen Tilston
The view returning from my walk.


Mackerel freshly caught by local fisherman and gifted to me
A gift of freshly caught mackerel from a generous fisherman.   


My friend Katy and I foraging for Rosehips  Photo Helen Tilston
Harvesting with my friend Katy for rose hips.   There are many recipes and we primarily use rose hip at the onslaught of a cold.  It always seems to work for us.


Photo by Katy - on shore enjoying the "meitheal" A must is a silver teapot
Foraging is hard work and our reward is tea on the shore.  Only from a silver tea pot and china cups.
Sometimes we have home made short bread biscuits from Ahernes Restaurant Youghalwww.ahernes.com

Art Show - at Aherne's Restaurant Youghal

Plein Aire Cottage Artists show continues at Aherne's in Youghal, Co. Cork.


Art show at Aherne's Youghal

Art Show Aherne's Restaurant Youghal

Our foraging of seaweed at low tide yesterday yielded pepper dulse, bladderwrack and serrated wrack. The latter as shown in photo at beginning is used for a seaweed bath, which is a luxury.

I am looking forward to catching up with all of you and your blogs shortly.