This is Pierre. Pierre is a very snobbish cat.
It has been raining a lot and many puddles have formed in the middle of the fields.
Today while walking the dogs I spotted this lost duck. He was by himself and had a confused expression on his face. I don’t think he knew where he was or how he got there.
This is my view every evening when gathering buckets of water.
The colours in the sky never cease to amaze me. They are beautiful, the gradients far surpass our manmade efforts.
Waiting for the bucket to fill, I’d often let it overflow distracted by the view.
Sometimes it is in the simplest things in life that you can find the most pleasure.
This is a sunflower that my father made for his friend’s birthday as a special gesture. Sunflowers are her favourite. ?
He is not on online but I’m sure he would love to know what you all think so I’m sharing this on his behalf.
He has always been a huge inspiration to me both in life and art so it’s nice to have the opportunity to share one of his creations.
Something to brighten up the day. ?
Happy new year to you all.
It can be so easy to get stuck in expectations. See nothing but result. See things only within their economic or productive value.
I often fall into this trap.
Yet, what is art without the process, the playfulness, the creativity and journey?
It’s good to remind myself of this from time to time. It’s not worth losing what you love to result or expectation. And with only result, there is no possibility for happy accidents.
Keep creating. ♥️
This is a recent commission for a herbal medicine office.
The herbs are lavender and dill.
Sometimes you can feel vulnerable and small.
Perhaps, even like nothing at all…
Yet, time will change, and time will heal,
Creating that context for all you feel.
Growing in strength, releasing from mind.
There is always peace and happiness to find.
Today I felt like doing a watercolour sketch. No reference. No plan. Just a blank sheet and a paint brush. ?️?
What came out was an impressionistic kind of lavender. My version of lavender I guess. Not too true to life but we don’t always need that. ?
Going to have a cosy evening in the atmosphere of this image now. Lavender scent is already burning. ?️
Neither farmer nor gardener would be a fan, but this creeping butter cup had another plan.
The frost sparkling in the sun, her journey into the spotlight had begun.
It stood out to me on my walk one frosty morning. So this was just a little experiment painting a frosted weed. Sometimes beauty lies in hidden corners.
Do you ever notice something ordinary become extraordinary just because of the light or situation, and you cannot help but stop to take another look?
Anyone else feel like dancing the night away? ??
Despite the current Covid situation we can still have fun at home, don’t let anyone stop you, turn up the music and show off your best moves!
This is just a little excerpt from my children’s book ‘Where are the Trees?’