I have found a new heroine
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
I must confess to knowing very little about one of Britain's most important sculptors,
something that I shall be reading up on.
On a recent trip to our beloved St Ives we made many new discoveries..
one being this oasis of evergreen in the middle of town.
It amazes me how we find something new every year.
It was the last day of a wonderful week of sunny days and high tides.
I've seen signs for her garden many times,
this year we stumbled across it..
And wow I am so glad we did, never before have I wanted to be someone else,
live someone elses life, and live in someone elses home and garden!
The ghostly studio definitely had a presence, as though she was due back at any moment.
Quite a little museum on its own.
which is why I felt so at peace.
Everything had a lived in feel, no pretension.
Just a lady, a garden and her sculptures....
An inspiring breath of fresh air, somewhere I could spend all day,
and somewhere I shall return to....