Nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness

For the story behind this piece of fused and painted glass, click here. While you are visiting the artist’s website, make sure you have a look at the other wonderful glass pieces as well her paintings of Pembrokeshire.

Nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness by Linda Norris

Linda Norris GalleryLinda Norris’ beautiful gallery is a good reason to visit Maenclochog – only ten miles from Dinas. You’ll find art works that offer spell-binding interpretations of Pembrokeshire’s sea, sky, nature and light but there’s also plenty of evidence of her commitment to community involvement that, for me at least, further enriched the visit.

On my visit her studio contained a glass quilt designed by local school children, items from a project on emigration from Wales to the USA in the 18th and 19th centuries and evidence of community collaboration such as this beautiful glass screen for a Pembrokeshire Housing Association that incorporated some drawings and prints by local children.

What’s more, even though I thought I knew nobody from Maenclochog, when I mentioned the gallery to my London-based brother, he immediately remembered having met the artist;  I was reminded that most of us here are probably closer to each other than we realise and that, at most, six degrees of separation according to Frigyes Karinthy in 1929, will take us to individuals in isolated communities on the other side of the world.

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About bookvolunteer

I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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