Monday, 30 July 2012


'I wandered lonely as a cloud' by William Wordsworth resonates with me, as nature is my inspiration and helps me in times of loneliness and uncertainty. The clouds this weekend were wonderful and reminded me of this poem (the only one I can remember from childhood!) which in turn gave me the idea for Illustration Friday.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Finally - after many weeks, I've got round to participating in Illustration Friday again. A simple drawing of my shopping bag - exciting times!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Stop and stare 16

I stopped and stared and so did they. There are four living in the cemetery but I didn't manage to get them all in one photo. They had no fear at all, not even of Bill who stopped and stared too.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Out in the world

Came across some of my work in situ last week. I sometimes don't see the finished printed result and it gives me a jolt to see it when I'm not expecting to do so. A nice jolt though!