February, Coming Home
Ruby and I have just got home from, a way too short ,trip to Tromso. Being in the arctic was profoundly different from anywhere I’d ever been. I was confused by the sun ( which seemed to come up and go down in more or less the same place) I was flabbergasted by the light, stunned by the mountains. I was dazzled by the northern lights. I really was at the edge of where trees will grow,there...
February, Looking for Rooks
Nellie lent me her copy of Crow Country by Mark Cocker. She said I’d love it and then began to talk about rooks…….for longer than is perhaps normal. Well, I’ve just finished it and, be warned, I’m about to do the same….. I’ve become obsessed. I make sure I walk the dogs to places where I know there are rooks. I loose concentration when driving past...
February, Everything's Brown
This week has been almost completely brown. Earth, flora, fauna, sky, my car (covered in mud) even my honey sandwich for lunch today was brown. I’ve been very prolific this week and finished three paintings - all brown. Help, I hope this doesn’t go on too long.