Monday, 30 June 2008

Fierce thistle

Can plants be fierce? Maybe the thistle is. For Illustration Friday
© 2008 Nicky Linzey

Friday, 27 June 2008

Healthy chocolate

I decided to have a healthy salad last night - cut fresh from the garden - it tasted great - I was very pleased with myself. And then I remembered something . . .
. . . needless to say, it didn't last long!

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Dying beauty

I've had these peonies for three weeks and to me they as beautiful now they're dying as they were alive, the petals have turned to thin tissue paper and the colours faded to dusky pink. These pictures are an experiment with my new camera settings although I've no idea how I would replicate the one above!

Saturday, 21 June 2008


This is my hoard of treasure, collected over the years from about the age of 6 onwards. It is ridiculous really because it's all kept in an old shoe box stored in our spare room and I never look at it but I can't bear to part with anything. It consists of (from left to right):

old keys - I've no idea what lock they are for

a very old teddy given to me by my mum (unfortunately My Jack Russell chewed the head off so it's sewn back on very badly)

one of my collection of jay's feathers

an engraved brooch I made at college

a shell

a musical china windmill brought back from Holland by my dad (it plays 'tulips from Amsterdam'

my favourite marble

a tin bird badge from Japan

my grandmothers embroidered prayer book

a brass elephant

and another shell.

Drawing for Illustration Friday.

© 2008 Nicky Linzey

Saturday, 7 June 2008


I'd forgotten how cold the sea still is in June!
For Illustration Friday.
© 2008 Nicky Linzey

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


It's elderflower cordial time again as the blossom is just coming out, so the other evening we walked to the lagoon to pick some. It was a grey & murky evening but with so much rain the smell was wonderful and green like last time, although it is 3 weeks later this year. The lagoon is a funny place, quite wild and bleak. It used to be full of old railway carriages converted into homes which I loved - unfortunately most of these have been knocked down and replaced with pseudo Spanish bungalows. It is behind these that the lagoon & wilderness exists.