The cranes have started flying north, a lovely surprise on St Valentine’s Day (Graham’s birthday), signalling that Spring is on it’s way. Frosty mornings and warm sunny days are on the menu at the moment, with primroses and violets flowering, daffodils about to bloom, and buds developing on the trees. So it’s been warm enough to stand and sketch the local donkeys, they’re very happy to pose for me.
We visited a couple of friends recently, and they gave me permission to show some pics of their uniquely decorated house. They’ve created a wonderful place to live, full of colour and artefacts, masses of collections of dinky toys, tins, displayed in custom-made shelves. Quirky indian furniture, settees groaning with colourful cushions to sprawl on in comfort. The rooms are beautifully decorated with cutouts and designs, nothing escapes their decorative paintbrush or resists their artistic eye. The crowning glory is this tower room, so cleverly constructed and painted, a riot of gay colour: it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s left a lasting impression and provided me with plenty of inspiration.