Draw

Recently I started to go to an art class, as a member and not as a teacher. It is wonderful. Not only are the people running it wonderfully easy and friendly, open to you creating your own masterpiece instead of drawing their set-up; but the class members are as easy to be in a roomContinue reading “Draw”

Cheese

Today I had to ask my friend what my blog was about.  It made me laugh. I found that summing up what we talk about in our classes and on here is too huge to put into a few sentences. When this started I thought it would be about  art, a little comment on artyContinue reading “Cheese”

Rain

  Sometimes even the sunniest day has a rain-cloud. Having weathered many a storm, I had considered myself fairly immune to those pesky clouds… Well, life doles out surprises when we least expect it and the smallest detail going wrong can be the breaking of us occasionally… I really don’t mump a lot. But weContinue reading “Rain”

The Blank Page

  Where to begin…. Again……. I’ll let you into a secret.. Blank canvas syndrome is an actual thing. Stalling at the moment of creative freedom is the hurdle of almost anyone who ever picks up a brush or a pencil. We imagine ourselves unable to do this massively hard thing which encompasses our genius inContinue reading “The Blank Page”

Reading between the lines

What do you remember about yesterday? It’s hard to describe in words what and why our favourite memories are so important. Every story begins with a single moment in time.. Every night my daughter and I write her diary… If it was up to her we would write the repeated sentence, “We did maths”…….. ButContinue reading “Reading between the lines”

The Holy Grail

 Do you ever wonder what the meaning of life is? A few things I’ve noticed along the way seem to end up in the same spot. Here… Right back where you started This came about recently when my daughter was watching a series of life hacks for kids. It is a great idea, and theContinue reading “The Holy Grail”

Chez Nous

  Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed of living in a white cottage by the sea…. (Not in the sea) It just had to be magical . An old boat fashioned into a hut? . A perfect childhood den..   So, fast forward forty (odd) .. actually very odd years…butContinue reading “Chez Nous”

The Beach Hut Lady

I have finished the beach hut. My friend Margaret came the other day and helped with the high bits. Other friends have also helped me make furniture, paint windows and do the stripey bits. I do sections, stop when my hands hurt too badly, and begin the next day again. This is the room IContinue reading “The Beach Hut Lady”