4 December 2016

Then another frost

Jack Frost was doing his thing, lovely hairy frost.  
The type that glitters as you walk past.

Has meant lots of layering up, gloves and huggingly by the heaters in the studio.

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Sunlight through our beech trees.

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Frozen hips of Rosa Rugosa.

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Frozen candelabra in the border.

Has also resulted in a much needed tidy up.
When I got too cold I put loud 80’s anthems on and danced around.

3 December 2016

After the storm

All the leaves have gone from the trees now.    

Autumn is glorious in Northumberland, only lasts for a few weeks and then a good gust of wind sends all the leaves tumbling down in one night.

Leaves floating in a puddle in a waterlogged field.

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2 December 2016

Colours

Make my heart sing

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1 December 2016

After the frost...

Came the rain

Thats not a river, thats a field on the left.
In theory anyway. 

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30 November 2016

Intuitive Painting

Years ago I took an online course by Flora Bowley.  I love her style of painting but haven’t indulged for a while.
I should really, I have several half painted canvases.  

It’s still very difficult to get motivated to do anything much and I know other people should not affect your life and motivation, unfortunately with me they do.  But anyway….

 These are in my kitchen, two tables and a loo seat.  
I hadn’t planned for them to be so brightly coloured, but against the mainly white walls they look wonderful.  
The one dark blue wall sets off the long table perfectly, though this won’t be it’s final resting place. 
Still lots of restructuring to do moving sinks etc. 

 

Hares and Swallows with Cherry Blossom and a Lotus.

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29 November 2016

#NaSkeFiMo

 

National Sketchbook Filling Month is progressing well, though next year I’ll use a thinner book! (and one with paper that isn’t cream - discovered I like white, and isn’t so “slippery”).  All a learning curve

 

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28 November 2016

Beauty in Brrr......

Has been very cold here and that means the garden has been looking beautiful.

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Love that low winter sun through those trees.

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12 November 2016

November challenges

 

Do you feel a little like hibernating?

I do.  It’s a challenge just getting up and getting on with anything.

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 Only with coffee, not tea.

 

I’m eating far too much chocolate, drinking too much coffee and reading far too much.
Is that all possible?   Can you do too much of those?
 

And did you know its….

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The international aim is to write 50,000 words in a month.
I’ve set myself a goal of 25,000 as I discovered it late and didn’t get prep time in October.
I’m also enjoying.
 

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Why not join us on Facebook?

 

 

 

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3 November 2016

#NaSkeFiMo Day 3

National Sketchbook Filling Month!

There’s a great group on Facebook.  Why not join?  Anything goes, just fill a sketchbook - drawing, painting, collage...

All the sketching work will translate to textiles, I promise 

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2 November 2016

#inktober

#inktober….. an idea that's apparently been running for a few years but i only found it recently.  
The idea is to do something in ink, one a day for the whole month of October.

I DID IT!!!!

Over the next few days I'll post them up here, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll have seen these already.  

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I started colouring them in

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Or giving a wash of watercolour, but I was only using a sketchbook so I stopped after the second day.

 

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