Forget-me-nots are an apt flower to be painting right now – I feel like I am neglecting my blogging as it’s been a bit sporadic of late but be reassured that’s it’s the same with the housework, the ironing and the shopping! I have been in a painting cave recently as the preparations for Patchings count down into single figures. I have also got an exhibition beginning locally a week after Patchings finishes at Harborne Art Gallery so I have been creating some new pieces and getting myself organised for both. I was so absorbed by doing this painting that I forgot to take any other pictures of its progress!
Along with the other things that I am neglecting, is the garden only this time it’s paid off. Because I haven’t been out there weeding, I have discovered a few ‘new’ plants that in previous years have suffered from my over zealous pruning and never flowered. I’m embarrassed to say that we have lived here nearly 4 years and never seen this plant flower before! (Note to self: watch more Gardener’s World) I think it’s an Elderflower? But perhaps you more seasoned gardener’s will tell me.
Yesterday I climbed into the border to do some drawings for pattern inspiration – it was hot (hat needed) and I had wellies on (frogs in the border – yuck) when my son walked past and called me Dora The Explorer! This made me laugh and so I got him to snap a pic – I’m still chuckling about it today 😉
In other news:
I’ve read this and been giving it some thought. I feel sad for the old days when blogging was a new phenomenon and everyone was having fun showing up and showing stuff. I miss some of my old favourite blog reads that have stopped or seem to be fading away. Maybe I’m a tortoise but I like reading blogs.
I’m adding this place to my destination wish list,
I have discovered this brand of wool and I’m never going back!
Anyways, enough prattling on – do get back to me about the Elderflower won’t you?