Because the sun was shining

Because the sun was shining

I have been waiting all week for the sun to shine.  Today it did.  So I sent a text to an arty friend and we jumped in the car and drove south.  Can you guess where we were headed? As a result of our spur-of-the-moment trip I have far too many photos to sift through. ...
Flickering flames of an open fire

Flickering flames of an open fire

There’s nothing quite like warming your hands over an open fire while toasting marshmallows on sticks on a damp and chilly November 5th. The colours and patterns are stunning. They remind me of these – do you see dancing flames, acer leaves or, as someone...
The Big Draw 1 – 31 October 2008

The Big Draw 1 – 31 October 2008

This year sees the 9th Big Draw – a campaign to get everyone drawing. 1000 venues throughout the UK including museums, galleries, schools, libraries and community centres are offering activities enabling anyone and everyone to take part.  Experiment with...
I love conkers

I love conkers

The conkers are dropping!  Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without going hunting for conkers.  I still find collecting them irresistible.  There is something about their shiny mahogany richness peeping out of the dull dry husks that gets me every year. The...
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