Monday, 28 June 2021

Monday, 28th June 2021 - Classwork

Brett came with Herbie. They stayed a short while. My heart hurt as they left.

I had to wear a mask in my own home today as I showed my bnb guest to his room. It was weird.

Monday night = Zoom art class. Our tutor has set the theme of water. Pretty topical with the thunderstorm that descended upon us this afternoon. I have started a large piece of work. I got lost in a world that takes me to a place of utter contentment. 


Friday, 25 June 2021

Friday, 25th June 2021 - Low Tide

We took flowers from the garden and walnuts to Fairlight to celebrate Tim's Mums 92nd birthday. She does also have a delightful wildlife camera so she can watch the badgers at night.

Low Tide

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Thursday, 24th June 2021 - Jump

The MG was taken out this afternoon. It didn't get very far before stopping. Steve and Tim tried valiantly to get it going. It was returned home on a low loader. 

Pen and Watercolour

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Thursday, 17th June 2021 - Ian and an Owl

Wow what a storm last night. My sister and I were able to find a dry spell in the day for a walk. We swung by Water Lane to check on progress. Ian paused his Dahlia duty to chat with us. His venture with Nick is coming on leaps and bounds. The raised beds are looking glorious. The owl keeps watch over the sweetpeas and has done a fine job of keeping the pigeons at bay. Next month hopefully we will be able to have coffee and cake. Great work.

Ian and an Owl
Pen and Watercolour

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Tuesday, 15th June 2021 - Harriet's Roses

When Harriet lived next door she planted a tiny rambling rose against the fence. Over the years it has grown and is now a profusion of bud and flowers. The petals are shaped like tiny hearts. I miss our chats cradling mugs of coffee sitting on the back door step so very much.

Harriet's Rose
Pen and Watercolour

Monday, 14 June 2021

Monday, 14th June 2021 - Next Stage Obliteration

I spent the evening swearing at my canvas. That tree needs taking out.

Next Stage Obliteration
Oil on Canvas

Friday, 11 June 2021

Friday, 11th June 2021 - Feeling Wild

The unmown grass, with it flowers and insects, is just as beautiful at the cultivated garden.

Feeling Wild
Pen and Watercolour

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Tuesday, 8th June 2021 - Foxgloves

Whilst on my hands on knees pulling weeds I extolled the virtues of WhatsApp video calling - to myself. I leant my phone on my weeding bucket. I was able to chat with a friend and she could watch and admire my work.

We have a robin nesting in a plant pot. I didn't realise she was there until she came flying out at great velocity. I checked later and she was sitting beady eyed back on her eggs. I feel rather delighted.

Bed and breakfast guests are starting to filter back. I feel useful again.


Monday, 7 June 2021

Monday, 7th June 2021 - Oil Painting in Progress

Multiple mosquitos have been hatching. They are much more evasive to my swipe than last year. Little devilish beasts. 

Harriet was in Cranbrook this afternoon. We sat in the garden at Arthur's with coffee talking about very important mother and daughter stuff. I miss her very much.

My art class is still on Zoom. Not being in a confined classroom I took advantage of being able to work with the aura of oil paints. Our brief is flowers in the landscape. So many ideas swirling around in my head.

Oil Painting in Progress

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Thursday, 3rd June 2021 - Lewisia

I am preparing the house and myself for the first bed and breakfast guests for over 14 months. It is quite a task. 

These came from Tenterden Market. They are giving me much pleasure.

Ink and Watercolour

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1st June 2021 - Visiting Family

Over the last couple of days family have come, some stayed and now have all gone.

Visiting Family
Pen and Watercolour