An exciting commission for Christmas

I’m always happy to get a commission to do for a client for Christmas. The conversation via email started yesterday, when someone asked me if it was possible to do a pen and ink drawing of a house in Shropshire for someone elses Christmas present. I replied it was possible, and fortunately I was given […]

This is exciting me a lot

I’ve finished the commission I was asked to do for clients a few weeks ago…and I’ve finished the autumnal gardening jobs that have to be done at this time of year when the weather is mild and sunny enough, and before the winter rains come. That took two weeks or so to do… So now […]

Introducing myself via a garden

Yesterday I went for my usual walk on the outskirts of my village, summer or winter, spring, or autumn, I enjoy the walk, it has a few houses, lots of trees, fields, and dappled sunshine at this time of year in this glorious hot summer sunshine. As I walked past one of the houses there […]

A lovely new word

I read a lot of books, its a joy to get lost in the story in a book, and I have a few favourite authors whose books I know I will always enjoy. Recently my husband recommended I read the Spike Milligan war books, since he’d read them some years ago and had enjoyed them. […]

Remember me?

Remember me?

This week I had an email from someone whose name I didn’t recognise who explained that a few years ago I did a pencil sketch of his sisters house in Repton for him as a gift and he saw the drawing recently in her house and he is soon moving to a new house in […]

Surreal experience…and a first

I’ve had a lot of strange experiences, but I think yesterday was one of the most surreal ones… .. Let me explain…. it started a few weeks ago when I got chatting with a woman who’s house I pass when I go for one of my usual walks around the village.. she’s friendly and we […]

Gardening with inspiring colour

As the year starts to look like winter is slowly ending, and spring is on the windswept horizon, (on this bitterly cold windy day!) I am thinking of changes I want to make in the garden. There is something I want in my garden that I don’t currently have… It’s a tree that I always […]

Thats put a smile on my face

Thats put a smile on my face

Yesterday I went for my usual walk around the village, its the walk that I love whatever the weather and time of year as I see trees, and nature, flowers, horses, houses, and gardens, big skies and my favourite oak tree. As I came back from the walk I could see a woman outside a […]

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