10 Nov 2012

Autumn in Amsterdam

The BF and I went on a weekend trip to Amsterdam recently, my first time there and in fact my first time in Netherlands.  We had a great time, it's a beautiful city, well I only the saw the very central bit.  The canals provide such a beautiful calmness to the place, and the light is amazing (it was quite dark and rainy but it didn't seem so with all the reflections from the canal.

I got a bit obsessed with all the trees, they were looking so beautiful in their autumnal colours, especially with the brown and grey back drop of the houses along the canal.  I think I drove my BF a bit crazy taking photos of them, but I always think one should go with the inspiration and there were so many beautiful trees!

I'm thinking they will find their way into an art work, I'm not sure how just yet, so watch this space...

This is the edited highlights of the photos, I hope you enjoy!


  1. Ahh, Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities. I can't believe you've never been there and you're so close! The trees are stunning, I can see the wheels turning in your head. Can't wait to see what comes out of it.

  2. i know, don't quite know how that happened, I was glad to finally make it.

  3. Hi Claire:

    Just found your blog via Colossal. Love your work! The detail is exquisite, so ethereal. I can't imagine the amount of work each piece requires. I haven't gone through all your posts just yet, but have you written about the process? Do you listen to music while you're cutting? Do you get blisters? I'd love to know all the nitty gritty of your art!

    Keep creating!

    1. Hi james, thanks for your lovely comments. I have written a bit about the process and there are a couple of videos that you might find interesting. But I will do more. I mostly listen to the radio (bbc 6 music) and audio books. I like the radio in the morning and audio books in the afternoon, not sure why, seems to work best that way. I don't get blisters, but I do have several callouses and have in the past had an RSI injury - so I do suffer for my work!