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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Mud-larking on the River Thames ~ Free Digital Clipart of Swans ~ Paintings by Frederick Leighton & Rupert Bunny ~Antique Postcards & Pearl Button Card.

Hi everyone and welcome! 

 Modern day mud-larking on the river Thames has captured my sense of discovery, curiosity, and looking for treasures from the past. I search old books for pictures and mud-larkers search the Thames river foreshore at low tide. I will try to remember how I stumbled upon mud-larker Nicola White. One thing leading to another because of how Googles searches can be fabulous. My initial search; American tv series The Office > original UK series The Office > actors in the series > Mackenzie Crook > shows he is in > The Detectorist >  metal detecting in England  > documentaries about British history and archeology > British TV series Time Team > Nicola White's Vlog comes up on my You Tube feed. She is a mud-larker! I did not know that such a hobby existed. I now look forward to Nicola's weekly vlog. It is so calming and a distraction, Her enthusiasm and joy in finding broken, discarded and muddy items is so refreshing. I love the scenery and wildlife which is how I arrived at todays theme. Swans. More times than not she shows them floating on the Thames river or foreshore. The first picture is one I have looked at for many years, almost everyday. It was a birthday card that found a permanent spot on my desk. 
I hope you enjoy todays pictures and that you can use them in your journals and mixed media creations.
                                                   Much love to each of you, 
                                                                  Louise

Nicola White's YouTube Mudlarking Vlog
 

2 comments:

mamafrog said...

Thank you for these!

Bella said...

Such lovely swan images! Thanks!