Thursday, March 24, 2011

Footprint Pebbles, Ines

The Footprint Pebbles.
Rock Carving.


about this piece.
I found the travel journal an excellent way to connect with other women who were going through the loss of a child and I thought it would be nice for everybody to have something to keep, a token, a treasure, to hold on to, once the journal left their house. I thought of the pebbles as a fare, the gnome's and my way to pay for safe passage so that the journal would arrive back to you, Angie, in Philly. - Ines

about the artist.
Ines, aka forward tumble, is a 42 year old mother of Fionn who died before he was born in June 2008. After a year of serious illness, she is learning to live her life without her child.

In Ines’ words, “While art and creativity has always somewhat been part of my life, I used to take a lot of pictures (still do) to capture the beauty of life. I have recently discovered art as a new way of expressing and releasing parts of me from within. I now pursue art in a more deliberate way because it seems to cleanse/liberate me which helps both in my grieving and life in general.”

Ines lives in rural Ireland in a house in a big field two miles from the sea. She maintains a number of blogs: forward tumble; daily forward tumble, chronicling her Creative Everyday Challenge; Fionn, a blog about her son; and tunnel time, a blog about growing vegetables in a poly tunnel in Ireland.


  1. Thank you for these pebbles! I was glad to have mine :)

  2. Thanks for this, it made me smile :) I was so excited when the travel journal got to me, and the pebbles were amazing.

  3. Love those pebbles, they are adorable.

  4. I love my little footprint pebble! Thank you so much for carving them for all of us.

  5. I think the footprint pebbles are adorable too. What a beautiful idea. xx

  6. I'm happy to hear you liked them!

  7. i love my little pebble, ines. i look at it almost daily and think of you. xo


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