Sunday, 18 September 2011

Another weekend, another walk

But this time it was a leisurely evening walk.

But mainly this weekend has been about this type of thing. It feels so autumnal, that this feels exactly what we should be doing.
At the moment, I don't feel really inspired to produce any new design work, there's too much else filling up all the space. But nature always revives me and makes me feel refreshed and energised to carry on dealing with all the stuff that life throws at you. It helps to put everything into perspective.

A friend recently told me that according to the Buddhist philosophy, in life we all have 84 problems. But what is important is how you deal with them. Food for thought.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

We went a-walking

It was glorious; warm but with a lovely breeze which saved it from being hard work. The skies were enormous, the hay was in and the hedgerows were groaning under the weight of their berries. The sloes were a most beautiful kind of dusty blue. Such wonderful therapy.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Cecil Collins

One of my favourite artists. I love his line, the whimsical nature of his works and the sense you get of the story behind the pieces.

Even if it is not the story he intended, I quite like to make up my own.

My favourite drawing is Fool with a flower, seen immediately below in black and white and then tinted. When I was at college, I had it stuck to the front of my sketchbook.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

In the garden today

I did a bit of deadheading. Put the bits in the brazier we have on the patio. Ready for the next fire. The man of the house calls me Polly Pyro because of my love of making fires.
And then I had another impromptu visitor! The kind I like.