Creative Mondays 194 – Polzeath Beach 2015

Polzeath Board

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s been a bit of a busy year so far but I will always find time to get down to the beach. Fresh sea air and plenty of surf, there’s nothing like it. It’s also becoming a trend that I will end up on a beach in September just to hold onto that Summer feeling one last time. This year is no different and I thought I’d share a few shots that I took over the last weekend.

House silhouette

Bird on a wire

Polzeath sunset

Polzeath Beach Panoramic

Rock perspective

Shell on the beach

Polzeath Sand

Polzeath Beach 2015

Creative Mondays 95 – Last of the Summer

Holding on to Summer photo

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

This weekend my wife and I got a chance to take one last camping trip with friends before the weather sets in. Refusing to let this awesome summer end we embarked on a night of tent building, barbecues and camp-fire stories. I took a few photos over the weekend and I thought I’d feature three of these to encapsulate some of the fun we had!

Devil's Cauldron photo

Camping Photo

Creative Mondays 83 – Plymouth in the Sun

Plymouth in the Sun design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Here in the UK, we don’t always get what you’d call a conventional summer. However, this past week we’ve seen temperatures soar and the need to get outside and soak up those rays of sunshine went high on the agenda. As you can tell by this week’s creation there was one thing on my mind.

I think it was around this time last year that I created my Welcome To London poster, the Adobe CS6 suite had not long launched and I was experimenting with a few new techniques. One of them was the ‘oil painting’ option which I love and have always wanted to use again in a piece of work.

Following a similar theme from that design I created one from the city I live in. Once the sun comes out, she shines pretty brightly!