Now, don't get me wrong, the coast is a rather lovely place to be. The shifting tides, the wild waves and the silvered sands covering tiny treasures with sparkle and silica. That said, a bit of elevation is rather fantastic. The new horizons around these parts are best seen after a ten minute hike from my new back door.
|Exploring, December 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes|
I walk and run and save the prize of the view for the end, for the highest point. It unfolds, each progressive layer misted with distance. The Humber is a friendly silver streak of glinting glimmer from this distance. I have a feeling this adopted homeland will begin to weave its way deep into my heart and soul.
|Resting and Catching Up, December 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes|
I was rather thrilled to put two and two together when I realised that the landscapes that David Hockney has been painting that were featured in his last exhibition at the Royal Academy in London in January of this year ('A Bigger Picture
') are of this same horizon.
A move back to his native East Yorkshire from California has been the catalyst for his recent paintings, iPad sketches and collaged photographs (more here
if you are interested).
Elsewhere, some rather lovely things have been happening on the workbench - however some are Christmas presents (I rather like being one of Father Christmas' little elves) and others were finished and posted without a pause for photographing. It is a busy time this end of year thing, is it not?
|The New Horizon, December 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes|
A reminder, if one was needed, to take a moment to lift your eyes up from the hustle and busy bustle that seems to permeate the core of December and survey your horizon, where ever you may be.