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This past week I have been back to painting with a vengeance…

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…enjoying the cherry blossom before it got dashed to the ground in a hailstorm (what’s with the weather?)…

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…doing a little gadding (love that word – “ present participle of gad . Verb: Go around from one place to another, in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment”) although usually it means to have no purpose to your pursuit and I very much did! I gadded to the vintage and handmade fair in Chipping Sodbury…

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…and left with a few well-chosen items for future design reference – some vintage lace samples, some lustre threads in gorgeous colours and some lovely old keys to draw…

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…we made the most of the sunshine on Sunday to walk nearly all the way from home into Birmingham city centre along the canal side…mosaicf64627b54b86085bd7cad08f513d6011d8b23db3

…we’re enjoying our constant supply of five types of salad leaves from the veg patch this year…

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…and cutting loose and trying something new inspired by reading this book lately.
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Hope you have enjoyed your bank holiday weekend too 🙂

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