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An eventful weekend

Did you survive the snow? Apart from the odd mound left from road clearing, ours has all gone. After living in Scotland I find snow so evocative, especially being in a rural community.  As many of you will know, country … Continue reading

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Owling

In my last post I spoke about how I enjoy finding out about and speculating about the layers of lives lived in old buildings. Leah Fusco is an illustrator who has explored layers of lives lived in landscape in various … Continue reading

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Rain

Yesterday evening dark rain clouds gathered and the heavens opened. Water rattled along the gutters and rushed through the downpipes. Our water butt was quickly full to overflowing. We have a funny old lean-to on the back of our house … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

This week I am drawing cyclists.

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“Everything is its own reward”

A few years ago my lovely brother-in-law gave me this book. It’s called Everything Is Its Own Reward by artist, Paul Madonna. Everything Is Its Own Reward is a volume of work Madonna originally produced as a weekly strip (a … Continue reading

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SCCR update

This morning the ground was covered in a thick hoar frost. Small birds flocked to our bird feeder. Jackdaws sat on the fence and eyed the kitchen window, waiting for Little Owl’s rejected breakfast crusts to be delivered to the … Continue reading

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Mother and child

We are back in bonnie Scotland after our sojourn south. The valley is shrouded in low cloud and fine drizzle. It was lovely seeing my sister and my new niece but strange viewing those first intense weeks from the outside. … Continue reading

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Knightsridge Primary School

  Yesterday I visited Knightsridge Primary School to speak to some of the children there about illustration. I particularly wanted to talk to them about a magazine project I’m working on. They were absolutely brilliant and gave me some excellent responses. … Continue reading

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