Thursday 5 November 2015
Thursday 10 September 2015
I have seven young ducks who are very funny. These are perched on the roof. They can only just get up here and flying down is easier.
|I have begun a new painting and it's going quite well.
Wednesday 8 July 2015
|Every year is different here. This year I have really huge Hollyhocks. We have 3 weather systems here. This summer is like Provence.
|I am experimenting with planting things under the tree. It is the only place I can keep watered.
|This is the work of a friend at a small exhibition in a library. It's quite a large painting perhaps a metre tall.
|I have been tipping stuff out of the barns. The stuff at the tip is always very interesting.
|I found this spiral iron support in the sheds.
|Brocantes. There have been a few but sometimes too hot and it's too much for people to sit outside all day. I bought this sign from a farmer.
|This year Fete de la Musique in Luzy. Ths little caravan travels round the area and bands play in front of it.
Thursday 11 June 2015
|Swaying grass verges.
|Ducks are terrorising me for food. I have trouble getting in and out of the house. These creatures are very shrewd; They quickly work out how to work their ways into parts of the garden I am trying to keep them out of. Very sweet too.
|I am having to be a little bit watchful because these troublesome creatures can quickly disappear off. Apparently they go through phases and then settle down. My wireless just about reaches out here.
|I was looking up the painter Elaine Pampilon, link her husband Christopher Marvell does lovely sculptures of creatures and the owls he does are wild. Link I want to do garden sculpture now. We do have plenty of interesting objects around to make things, this is the seed of an idea above.
|My newest pile of plates they are stencilled again and the design Hublon is french for Hops, how lovely being that I used to live in Hoppy Herefordshire.
Tuesday 19 May 2015
|I am really in love with this cottage. It is on a road and there is a neighbour opposite but otherwise the cuteness of it is too much.
|The countryside here is incredibly beautiful and the roads are empty.
|This is the time of year we are out and about looking for Vides Greniers or Brocantes. The lovely old properties are all for sale. I love them all. It plays in my mind all these abandoned places.The one below is a farm and above a village house.