Painting with the Wind

Today I was bursting to try something new with the help of the elements. Wrapped up ready for the weather, I stepped out  and up onto Hergest Ridge. With the wind in my face and the rain pounding my jacket, I walked the route taken by hoof and foot before me. It’s a well trodden…

Artists together

As the mist and heavy dew was lifting outside, on my Sketchbook Friday,  I wandered out to meet an inspiring Shropshire artist, Alice Savery from Alice Draws the Line, who was heading over for a creative morning. I was excited to be meeting another artist and a chance to see things with different eyes. The…

Kington Walking Festival

I’m excited about the creative walk I’m leading tomorrow as part of Kington Walking Festival. All packed and prepared, whatever the weather. Got my fingers crossed for sunshine, or at least the rain to hold off for two hours between 2-4pm in Kington. Even if it rains we will have fun and there is plenty…

Painting with Mulberries

Yesterday I had a creative adventure with three visitors, Hilary, Emma and Ros, who are on holiday in the area.    On our creative amble we discovered a mulberry tree with fruit ready to pick. Wondering what colour it would produced, we all made our mark on the communal sketchbook. All very impressed with the…

New Year Adventure

Today I wandered to a place which inspires me about my past travels. Water-Break-Its-Neck is a middle-earth kind of place, with a huge tumbling waterfall nestled in a ravine in Radnorshire. As I look up, I see trees clinging to the rocks and dangling down the banks, dripping with mosses and lichens. I’m instantly transported…

Winter Wonderland

I woke this morning to hear that we are in Narnia and we need to find Aslan! A magical winter wonderland was waiting for us on the other side of the wardrobe door. With my camera in my pocket, moon-boots on my feet and wrapped up warm, we headed out. Snowflakes were still falling, landing…