What does one do when on holiday in deepest frozen Herefordshire? Stay in the warm and attend one of the activities organised by the hotel staff.
I had the opportunity to try out using charcoal (very different to the normal pencil). Having selected a photograch to copy we set to work....and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
I am happy with the result, given it's a first attempt. There's no doubt about which picture is the oricinal photocopy though!!
Dennis is always on the look-out for a dog to make a fuss of. He struck up a real friendship with this lovely, friendly boy who loved having his tummy tickled. You can see the admiration was mutual!!
He became such a hit with Dennis we visited the stall three or four times!!
We visited Winchester for a few days, to see the Christmas Markets. Unlike in Essex there was no snow, just bitterly cold, and we had a wonderful time. The stalls were so very bright and colourful and I hope you enjoy seeing the photo's.
Thanks to my friend Marion for her dramatic photograph of the sky above the Isle of Mull.
My painting looks better than here on the blog. The picture was far too wet in the painting so I'll be doing it again. Watch this space!!
I always have my camera with me when we visit new places, particularly on our holiday destinations. These 'Window' pictures came from a photo taken in Belgium some years ago. I thought it was about time I used it!!
There is to be a Flower Festival at our local church in the near future. This is a crescent shape I have created in silk flowers ready for the celebration. It's an age since I have arranged flowers and this took a while to develop but I am satisfied with the finished article.
This looks promising, preparations for a small wall to replace one built by a contractor which fell down through lack of sufficient cement in the mix. This was a job from our "ten year list", long overdue.
A triumph, the new wall and what a back-aching job it was for Dennis. It's well worth the long wait. I'm delighted!! He's made a super job of it.