Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and creative 2014. Also a BIG THANK YOU for visiting throughout the year, especially to everyone who takes the time to leave comments - it means a lot.  

Friday, 13 December 2013

Olive update

So much for my vision of eating home grown olives at Christmas. As you can see, they are still on the tree and have never ripened enough to be worth picking. It's disappointing but on the up side it has saved me hours of rinsing, washing .. etc. etc.

More instagram pictures of a mini adventure with My Jack Russell. He's been very lively recently and has demanded some longer walks, so I decided to take him up to the windmill - it's only 20 minutes away but for some reason I have never been. We had a lovely walk and I was surprised how much Autumn colour was still around in December. Bill loved it too but disgraced himself infront of several people by barking nastily at a very sweet donkey. But that's a jack russell for you.

Monday, 2 December 2013


For a long time Gra and I have talked about having a joint exhibition and now he has started painting again we are working towards this. We have very different styles and thought it would be interesting for some of our work to be of the same subject matter. So this is our first effort - Chichester Market Cross, what do you think?
He is trying to paint more freely from sketches done on the ipad (at least someone is making use of it!) and I'm tackling subjects that I would not normally draw, which is a new challenge for me. We are hoping the exhibition will be next summer.