Arty journeys...


Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Yesterday my walk was slow and painful but the sun was shining and the sky was blue, which always does me good.

I love the contrast of last year's faded papery hydrangea flowers next to the new purple shoots.

This morning I saw the doctor and he changed my pain medication. The list of side effects is among the worst I've seen so far - I'm praying that I don't get any of them. This afternoon after only one tablet my walk was less painful. 

Yesterday as I was photographing moss on a corrugated roof a man came quite close behind me and said he was wondering what I was photographing. He said he could see on my camera screen that the moss looked like a landscape. The moss photos I took yesterday had sun flares and blotches on so I tried to get some better ones today - much easier as it was quite cloudy.

My Winter book has a proper cover now - a fluffy white knitted outside and paper-laminated organza inside front and back, with snowdrops on, tinted with gels pens and water-colour pencils.

There's a 15 minute demonstration of the paper lamination technique here by Claire Benn from Committed to Cloth if you'd like to know more about it.

Thank you very much for joining me. 


  1. As always lovely photos and also a great start to your alerted book. The snowdrops look 3 D....looking forward to seeing them. I'm glad you are getting some relief from pain.

    1. Thank you very much indeed for your kind comments and for taking the trouble to put them on here - I see you had to make several attempts again. All three got to my email in box but I can only see one comment on here, and something that says one has been deleted.

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