The perfect overnight guest who brings her own bed and bedding! She likes to organise the bedding herself and is most particular about it's arrangement which means lots of scrabbling and trampling before it is just right. We had a lovely walk yesterday afternoon in sunshine but this morning we both got quite wet though Poppy minded less than I did. I had hoped to do more gardening today but the moment I set foot outside the backdoor it started raining and hasn't stopped since. Good job I made the most of yesterday and even sat outside knitting later in the day though I did need a jacket on.
It's hard to believe that only a few days ago we were down in Somerset enjoying beautiful sunshine, and this was the reason for our visit. I had picked up this booklet from Nature in Art two or three weeks earlier, not thinking that we would actually be going to Somerset. The booklets themselves are very interesting, and I love looking at all the different types of art people are producing. As I was leafing through the pages I spotted my tutor's name - Viv White - and realised that she wasn't as far away from us as I had imagined.
She lives in a delightful cottage in a lovely rural location and her visitors are in for a treat - her walls were covered with wonderful pieces of work featuring various types of birds, animals and trees. We were spoilt with tea, coffee and delicious homemade flapjacks.
I bought several cards - the one above is a photo of a larger piece which I fell in love with and there were others in similar vein but this was my favourite.
I am well stocked up with cards but usually can't bear to part with them so my stock is growing!
I love these willows and the subtly collaged background.
I seem to have blurred this photo - again the background is collaged and the willows are machine stitched.
I have slipped behind a bit with my coursework so a bit of wet weather will give me a chance to catch up. At this time of year when we get a lovely day it seems such a waste to spend time indoors.
Hope you are somewhere warm and dry today - I could do with the heating on but will make myself wait one more week.