Painted Skies, Angel Clouds, Luscious Land

a Photo Journal

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending some quality time with my parents. The first time in four and a half months of lockdown. They live out in the countryside and so I took my camera out for a walk where they live and snapped some photos. Here they are.. 


More photos from that day can be found in my Recently Uploaded Gallery, and in my Archive Gallery (password-protected archives for subscribers).

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Dead Tree from Macclesfield Canal

This beautiful old tree bears a striking contrast to the lush green fields and waterway at my back. It is a prominent landmark seen from the canal, like a sentinel recently departed. I think I have found it on Google Maps and it seems it has only recently moved on. 

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Pylon at Jacksons Brickworks

Jacksons Brickworks is a nature reserve near the canal. It is straddled by electricity pylons, which is an odd sight towering over this beauty spot, but a reminder of the industry that used to be here.

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Pond at Jacksons Brickworks

The Brickworks are much more luscious and overgrown now than previous visits, I couldn’t spot any of the bricks this time. It’s an incredibly beautiful place, Nature has reclaimed it and made it her own. 

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Painted Clouds, High Lane

The highlight of the day was the sky. It was full of those wispy, feathery clouds. I call them Angel Clouds. They feel really good. This photo is my favourite of the day and as I gaze at this photo I’m blown away by the textures and patterns present in the sky. It’s like a painting made by angels. 

Summer 2020

It’s been an incredible year, full of many ups and downs, but in the last month or so I have felt a return of my expressive self. The Me that loves to create and make art. The Me that has a passion for photography and exploring through that medium. I expect I will share that journey some time, maybe in a future edition of this newsletter. 

So, I have been very busy in recent moments when energy is up; I’ve been trawling through many thousands of files on my computer, I’ve been learning new software, and streamlining various web services I use. This whole Art by Aeryn project (as I call it) has been materialising into a Something this year. And so, here is a Newsletter, presented humbly but proudly, published for my own enjoyment, and hopefully for the pleasure of others as well. It’s been a joy to feel it manifesting, like a new chapter in my life. I don’t know where I am going with this, but this feels really good to me. 

I have many ideas and inspirations for this newsletter you are reading right now (which I have renamed a Sketchbook), my image gallery site, and other avenues of online, and offline expression. It’s been an incredible amount of work to simply begin, but I felt guided and motivated along the way to create a home, a platform from which I can express myself. As an act of self care and love, I hope these words, images, and expressions shine an authentic and honest light out into the world. 

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