Saturday, 31 March 2012

Saturday, 31st March 2012 - Last Supper Until the Summer

Tom is leaving us tomorrow and wont be back until the summer

We had steak for dinner.

Last Supper Until the Summer
Cartridge Paper

Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday, 30th March 2012 - Before, Now and After

The garden has sprung into Spring in the eight days that we have been away.

There are buds bursting and flowers flowering round every corner.

Even in the woods

Before, Now and After
Stablio Fineliner
Bockingford 200lb not

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thursday, 29th March 2012 - Under 20kg

We are home from our holiday.

We have travelled through France, Italy and England today.

It was sad to see all our bags piled up at the end.

Less than 20kg
Watercolour and Pen
Bockingford 200lb not

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - Wooden Teapots

Our last day of our holiday...!

Harriet, Brett, Harriet and I walked in beautiful sunshine up to the Fer a Cheval.

There was a wood store that displayed teapots. I like tea.

Wooden Teapots
Stablio Watersoluable Pens

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 - Up and Up and Up

Today is Tuesday and we only have one day of our holiday left!!!

That is very sad but I was very brave and managed to enjoy my day.

Brett, Harriet, Hetty and I went into Sameons.

We had a lovely time walking around  Le Jardin Botanique which has been cut out of the cliff.

Up and Up and Up
7B pencil

Monday, 26 March 2012

Monday, 26th March 2012 - Wood Huts

Harriet, Hetty and I eventually got out of the chalet at 2pm.

We walked up to the Fer a Cheval with a promise of an ice-cream. No ice-cream for us. But we had planned ahead and had a picnic in the shade of a tree.

Amazingly beautiful scenery and I am enjoying every moment I get to spend with my granddaughter.

Wood Huts

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday, 25th March 2012 - Fek a Cheval

I have had an amazing day with my family in the sun and snow.

We walked into the local village this afternoon.

Fek a Cheval
Cartridge Paper

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Saturday, 24th March 2012 - No Bowl

Tom made spaghetti with prawns.

Hetty enjoyed hers straight from the saucepan.

No Bowl

Friday, 23 March 2012

Friday, 23rd March 2012 - Ravelli

The chalet has an amazing nugget burning stove called Sophia. She sends text messages to Steve.

It can be remote controlled from afar so it is lovely and warm when you arrive.

Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils
Cartridge Notebook

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Thursday, 22nd March 2012 = 'Easy' Landing

Today I went with my family to France.

It was Hetty's first for flying and she was an angle but mainly because her Mum did such a great job.

Caran D'Ache Neocolor II
'Easy' Landing
Cartridge Notebook

Wednesday, 21st March 2012 - Aura

Tom came home and we went to see his Grandad.

We took Dad for a ride around the garden.

There was a very odd light around them.

Bockingford 200lb not

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tuesday, 20th March 2012 - Daffodil Wall

There are thousands and thousands of daffodils.

Many are tucked along the roadsides.

Daffodil Wall
Bockingford 200lb not

Monday, 19 March 2012

Monday, 19th March 2012 - Many Products don't mean Light Work

I am not quite sure I have to use so many cleaning products.
Does the variety make it less of a boring task?
More likely that I am taken in by the advertising.

Many Products does not mean Light Work
Caran D'Ache Pencils
Bockingford 200lb not

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Saturday, 17th March 2012 - Tempted by a Bargain

I got some bargain plants from Thompson and Morgan.

£100 worth of plants for £10.

Twenty very odd looking specimens arrived in the post. I think they are dormant not dead. All potted on and hoping that they will grown into something spectacular.

Tempted by a Bargain
Bockingford 200lb not

Friday, 16 March 2012

Friday, 16th March 2012 - Impossibly Difficult

I was with little Hetty today. She is very accomplished at crawling.

I wanted to catch her movement.

What an incredible difficult task but I want improve unless I try. And I did try.

Impossibly Difficult

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Thursday, 15th March 2012 - Magic Tea

We went over to Sarah's today for a cup of tea.

It turned into fish and chips

Magic Tea
Bockingford 200lb not

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 - All Show and No Fruit

The cherry blossom is beautiful in the garden. It is ornamental so we never get a cherry.

All Show and No Fruit
Acrylic background with Iridescent Medium

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tuesday, 13th March 2012 - Peasmarsh Place

My Dad has gone into a care home for two weeks of muscle building.

It is a beautiful building even at night.

Peasmarsh Place

Monday, 12 March 2012

Monday, 12th March 2012 - Shadow with a Veil

It was a hot sunny day.

There were shadows everywhere.

Shadow with a Veil
Acrylic with Pearlescent Tint
Acrylic Paper

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday, 11th March 2012 - Mahonia Winter Sun

Tim gave me some flowers from the garden.

Mahonia Winter Sun
Stablio 88
Bockingfor 200lb not

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Saturday, 10th March 2012 - Ailment

The Magritte Museum in Brussels is wonderful.

I had a sore throat today.

Bockingford 200lb not

Friday, 9 March 2012

Friday, 9th March 2012 - Journey

I drove Lindsey and Mum to see Harriet and Hetty. After that we visited Doreen and Colin. Then took Mum home. Lots of driving today


Thursday, 8 March 2012

Thursday, 8th March 2012 - Unscented

I went on the hunt for daffodils in the woods - none there, not a bud in sight.

I found these. They do not have a scent but then when you are this big and bold you probably don't need one.

Bockingford not

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Wednesday, 7th March 2012 - Return to Rain

Our holiday has ended already.

We left the snow behind and returned to threatening rain.

Return to Rain

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tuesday, 6th March 2012 - Delirium

This Brussel's bar was amazing. There must have been over 20 beers on tap. This does not show the vastness.

The Kesteel beer I have was flavoured with cherries.


Monday, 5 March 2012

Monday, 5th March 2012 - Spring Snow in Brussels

Tim and I arrived in Brussels to driving snow. Bit of a surprise.

We sheltered in this cafe. And stayed at The Hilton.

Spring Snow in Brussels
Watercolour pencils

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sunday, 4th March 2012 - Under £20

This is my lovely new bargain bag.

I am trying to get used to all the pockets - things keep getting lost in them.

Under £20
Bockingford not

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Saturday, 3rd March 2012 - Muddy Positive

This was a bit of a failure.

These are the ingredients for Tiffin. I thought they would be a good exercise in negative painting. Started well and then found I reverted back to my tried and tested painting method. Watercolour does not like to be messed around with. You end up with mud.

Lesson learned, again.

Muddy Positive
Bockingford not

Friday, 2 March 2012

Friday, 2nd March 2012 - Colourless

We went for a grey, foggy, misty walk.

The colour had been sucked out of the world today.


Thursday, 1 March 2012

Thursday, 1st March - Flowers for David

I spent the day with Harriet and Hetty. I had some lovely reference photos to paint. I did not get around to painting them so........

It is St David's Day

Flowers for David
Watercolour and Pen
Bockingford not