Some bits and bobs.

I had a couple of jobs towards the end of last year, one was to paint the interior of a WC like a stormy sky, almost black with clouds looming menacing and dark. This is the before photo, I’ve just sanded it down to key the first coat of primer, incidentally I painted this WC…

Catching up

I’m trying to catch up with my blogs…. back in November we were invited to friend car design engineer Professor Gordon Murray’s retrospective on all the cars he has designed over 50 years. It was such an impressive sight to see them all collected together in one place, I think even he was amazed at…

Merry Christmas to all!

I have a few blog posts lined up in my head, but this one is important in order to send you all Christmas Greetings! If you fancy doing some arts and crafts, then print this onto an A sheet of paper and fold along the dotted lines. There are a couple of sketches below to…

Oops the last post was a mess!

Sorry…… so I’m reposting the same, it’s been a while since posting and I got the text too close to the pics. As usual I have loads of ideas for projects and paintings, but I’m feeling a little rusty;  it requires a certain amount of courage to embark on a voyage of discovery paint-wise which…

Always good practice to practise.

Originally posted on lizkingsangster:
As usual I have loads of ideas for projects and paintings, but I’m feeling a little rusty;  it requires a certain amount of courage to embark on a voyage of discovery paint-wise which can so easily end in feelings of failure and be a waste of precious time, so whenever I…

Seasonal changes

It’s been a busy summer for me with exhibitions, the B&B and the gite etc, things are calming down a bit now.  I installed my last exhibition of the year,  a 4 day group expo in Brantôme, a beautiful town about an hour north from us, often called the Venice of the Perigord,  which is…

A plumber’s smile

Graham’s been away nearly 5 weeks now in the UK working on our house there, so I’ve been busy busy busy with the B&B and changeovers, lots of washing ironing and gardening, mowing and strimming plus exhibitions looming, (and no time to seriously get down to painting in preparation for them……help!) Anyway without my handyman…

Plugging a good cause

Forgive me for promoting, but we’ve a friend who has an fascinating project on the go: Professor Gordon Murray (F1 designer) and his design team have been developing the OX flat-pack truck, designed with a view to benefiting people living in remote villages and townships across Africa and other parts of the developing world; in…

Rocmadour revisited.

It’s 26 years since we visited Rocamadour,  so for my birthday treat we had a grand day out in April. When it normally rains that day, the sun shone on me for once! Photographs don’t give it justice, it’s a stunning place.  Climbing the clock tower and out on to the promontory,  gazing  out at…