Monday, 14 April 2014

April

The days are flying by - this is my favourite time of year when everything starts changing and there is an amazing amount of colour which seems to suddenly arrive from nowhere.


The bluebells this weekend were beautiful, no photo ever does them justice. The rapeseed is turning all the fields vivid yellow and the sky has been an intense blue - apart from the odd murky day of course when we could only just make out the shape of Bill. He has had adventures of his own - chewing up a toilet roll tube and getting his top and bottom teeth stuck together! We tried for ages to free them and had to take an emergency trip to the vets, where they tried everything but with no luck. He has a bad heart murmur and I thought this would be the end of him as he was becoming quite agitated and trying to pant. Suddenly it just came unstuck and he trotted out as right as rain - I on the other hand had to go and have a lie down to recover from the stress! My sister now calls him 'Billy the Eternal'.


We also all had a trip to Boxgrove Priory - the ruins of a 12th Century Monastery on the outskirts of Chichester. 


Monday, 31 March 2014

Connections


One of the great things that comes from blogging is making contact and sharing your work with others - seeing ideas from creative people all over the world. Recently, out of the blue, the owner of The Richmond House Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Chichester contacted me. They had come across my blog and liked the illustration of the city skyline, drawn from a particularly unusual vantage point. They asked if they could use the image printed in large format, as wallpaper in their new Rooftop Suite. Of course I was delighted and so it all went ahead as you can see above. 
You can visit them here to see all three new suites.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Pleasure



I'm getting so much pleasure using these beautiful mugs from Amanda Dilworth

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spring

Spring has almost arrived and here are some pictures from the past few weeks.


A lovely new necklace from Wolf & Moon, my tree drawing process, a distant rainbow, pretty fungi, and the results of a great floristry evening with a friend. As you can see below - Bill is feeling a lot better!


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

trees trees trees


Playing around with my latest tree drawing

Friday, 14 February 2014

15


My beloved JRT is 15 today. There were times last week when I didn't think he'd make it to his birthday but he seems to have made a good recovery. I know that as he's quite old anything can happen at any time but for now we are just taking one day at a time and enjoying the fact that Jack Russells are tough little dogs.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

February


It's been pretty wild, wet and windy lately and difficult to get out walking. Also my JRT has been ill but seems to be improving now, although I am cautious about being too optimistic as he is almost 15. A bit of Spring colour from the garden, a murmuration of starlings was amazing to watch in Waitrose car park (I felt that they put on a display just for us), more trees and stormy Wittering beach at East Head which sadly is eroding very quickly at the moment.