Calm, serene, ferocious, wild

This week we embrace everything that is the sea. We appreciate its calming influence instilling serenity, but yet we have respect for its ferocity and utter wildness. It is true that in the Causeway Coast and Glens we are never far away from the coast. It is without a doubt one of the many reasons why this area is so special.

 

Calm, serene, ferocious, wild

Calm, serene, ferocious, wild

 

Many crafters who live and work in the Causeway Coast and Glens region are often inspired by the sea, as it is a continuous source of energy often empowering their creativity. Eleanor-Jane McCartney is a North Coast artist specialising in the craft of glass sculpture using both hot and cold press methods. Her work such as this beautiful piece in this post can be seen and purchased in the gift shop at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre.

 

Sails, by Eleanor-Jane McCartney

Sails, by Eleanor-Jane McCartney

‘She’

Why is a Ship Called She? is the title of a poem which can be found printed on one of the Ulster Weavers 100% Irish Linen tea towels available to purchase in the gift shop. Not to be taken too seriously of course this fun tea towel with nautical illustrations would make a humorous gift to perhaps take home to friends or family or as a personal keepsake from the Causeway Coast and Glens.

 

'She'

‘She’

 

‘Spirit of the Titanic’

Our children’s book of the week is Spirit of the Titanic, by Nicola Pierce which reminds us of the sometimes tragic nature of the sea. The story is told by the ghost of Samuel Scott who died while building the Titanic at a young age of 15. The book is priced at £7.99 and would make an interesting read this Hallowe’en for a young Titanic or history enthusiast.

Spirit of the Titanic, by Nicola Pierce

Spirit of the Titanic, by Nicola Pierce

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