Monday, 29 November 2010

It was so cold this morning, Rowan and I had a long and lazy breakfast , sitting in front of the fire with coffee and toast. I could get used to this.

We went (eventually.....!) for a walk across the fields. Rowan, like all our dogs, loves the cold and frosty weather.
She went' cracker dog' chasing real and imaginary rabbits through the Christmas trees .
Further on, the Fieldfares were making the most of the last few apples in the orchard. . .noisy birds, but so beautiful.
Later on , I went to see a friend for coffee and passed this cottage on the way. I've driven past it many times and thought 'how sad, derelict and unloved, once someone's home'.
But today, it had turned into a magic cottage, painted all over with frost.
I wish I'd gone and peered through the windows, I wonder what's inside?
Anyway, at least I had my camera with me, because, after all, you never know when you might drive past a magic cottage. . . . . . .

Yesterday I ran a workshop at a local hall, we made books and had a most productive day with lots of chat and creativity!
During the day we were visited by this darling little Bear .(Mummy Bear was busy making books!)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Telling a story.

I'm trying to tell a story here. . .my husband's ancestors.
I don't know who they are, anyone that did has left us long ago.
Their faces fascinate and intrigue me.
So, I'm telling their story without words, just soft fabrics, gentle stitches and haunting images, transferred with emulsion paint.