Arachnophobe or phile?

There was a fascinating article on the radio the other morning about how spiders can “fly”. Apparently scientists, after much study have  discovered how they manage to land on ships in the middle of the ocean, which Darwin noted when on board ship, but he didn’t pursue investigating it. Spiders have been filmed waving one leg…

Miscellaneous musings

Miscellaneous: when I find it hard to get to my studio because of juggling various jobs, (and when I do get there I struggle)  I give myself a break and paint the house instead. After painting outside doors and shutters, I turned my attention on the entrance which was looking rather tired, not surprising considering I…

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…