Friday, 25 May 2012


there are corners of my garden that i really quite like
the rest is rather dull

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


and they did

anybody else pleased to see some shadows today?

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Barra Bunting

I was initially rather sceptical about Twitter but I am gradually coming around to its good points, one of which was to bring the Barra Bunting project under my nose (I think via #cbuk). This is a lovely idea that invites anyone who has set foot on the island(s) of Barra and Vatersay (I use that plural ‘s’ with caution!) to contribute a flag to an ever-growing string of bunting. The first contributions are due to be displayed at the Barra and Vatersay Island Produce Show on 1 September 2012.
We visited Barra last year and it was the inspiration for a number of prints, including Oystercatchers, which I used as the basis for my bunting contribution.

Thinking back to this holiday reminded me of some favourite moments.
Cycling past the beautiful machair wild flowers on the way down to Vatersay
Watching the seals in Bagh Thiarabhage from our cottage
Watching small planes land on the beach at Barra Airport &
Eating spicy scallops in the Cafe Kisimul

You can find the details for the Barra Bunting project at and follow the project on twitter @barrabunting. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Morston Quay

We visited Morston Quay on a foul weather day and I was the only one who got out of the car. Which was a shame because it meant OH and son missed the eery clanking and whistling sounds made as chill wind cut around the masts of all the little boats. I really like this stretch of the North Norfolk coast where the landscape falls quickly from the rolling chalk hills down to "coast" road and its string of picturesque villages, then out onto the marshes before rising again over the dunes and finally, finally meeting the sea (and believe me it is a very long way to the sea!).

That quick visit to Morston Quay inspired this print. I hope we might return in more favourable weather conditions. Find out more about Morston Quay and Blakeney National Nature Reserve on the National Trust  pages .

Morston Quay - a two colour lino print available here and here.


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