September Sketch Stories
As the heat of August melts into September our thoughts of keeping cool turn to keeping dry. Cloudy skies cast a softer light turning last months hot reds into honey yellow and cool mauve.
Our birthday month and the month of one of our 4 yearly downpours.
Work stopped on the roof as other work, computer work, took over. Even s ... more ...
September in the Nature Reserve
A silver Lamborghini turned up to do our almond pick! You'll remember that last year we finally, um, finalised the almond field addition to the nature reserve. It has over 200 trees so for our first year we decided to get in the batmobile... ... more ...
August Sketch Stories
As plants dry and die back the bones of the land are revealed. Structures once hidden become seen again. A new landscape emerges. ... more ...
August in the Nature Reserve
Saving birds with nail varnish...
Sunday morning, enjoying a nice cuppa before starting the day when crash! One of the baby shrikes went smashing into the front face windows. We leapt out of bed and ran to the window - are you ok little one? ... more ...
Why paint on tea bags?
I don't know how many times I've been asked this question. It seemed such a natural thing for me to do when I started years ago, but I guess it does need a bit of explaining.
Firstly, I didn't go out of my way to paint onto tea bags, just as I don't go out of my way to use all manner of upcycled packaging in my art too. It's just something I do ... more ...