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What’s on top of your wardrobe?

  The snow melted, and the pace of life returned to a gallop.  Watercolour classes have begun at Haverfordwest Community Centre, with ten beginners in the morning and 13 improvers in the afternoon.  Most of those in the improvers class are returning from last year – does this mean I didn’t do a good enough job continue reading »

Not sketching weather for wimps…

Good things about being snowed in…… the village is muffled in silence and beautiful.  The path through the woods looks like a scene from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.    Strangers out for walks are chattier than usual.  Can’t go very far so getting plenty of work done. Bad things about being snowed in…… trying continue reading »

Butterfly brain

Whilst I complain about the complexity of life and how many directions it pulls, I do have the kind of brain that thrives on working on several projects at once.  Some might say I have the attention span of a three year old, but this is a useful asset when working in watercolour as it continue reading »

Sketching, sunshine and Sally J….

Pembrokeshire is beguiling in the sunshine.  I spent the afternoon at Sandy Haven with my watercolour class, having bullied them into trying sketching outdoors instead of always working from photos.   There’s something surprisingly absorbing about sitting on a wet patch of sand splashing paint on the page, focussed on the subject, timeless.  Everyone else enjoyed continue reading »

Back to the drawing board….

We’ve finally had confirmation that we have a stand at the Southampton Boat Show – which means I need to pick up a paintbrush, remember which end to use, and create loads of new ‘stuff’.  First on the drawing board is next year’s year planner (yes, I know it’s only April but it’s on the continue reading »