Ear Ear

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Quite often the first day of the school holidays does not go exactly as I imagined.
Thank goodness for the patient nurses and doctor we saw today and Long Live the NHS!

Open Snoozios

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I’m in the midst of Open Studios this weekend, and it’s been lovely to meet so many people.
It also motivated me to make more dioramas…

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…and a few papery things like this Secret Garden…

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…and these Hanging Gardens.

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The only thing is that after all this Creative Activity and meeting of lovely people…

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…I feel really tempted to have a snooze on my sofa whenever there’s a quiet moment. So far I’ve resisted (unlike a fellow artist who napped in her garden undetected last week, an approach which is much to be admired. No wonder her artwork is so fabulous).

Beside the Seaside

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There’s some wonderful work for #colour_collective by so many artists on twitter tonight – the colour was Limpet Blue and as I’d woken up wanting to draw an ice cream van it seemed to fit in nicely.

Dream a little dream of Snow

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We’ve been dreaming of Spring…but then today there was a brief and beautiful flurry of snow, and Proper Winter Things seemed a possibility instead of just a memory.

The snow lasted long enough to soak me on my way back from town, but the kids only caught a glimpse of it from their school assembly.
Shouldn’t schools fling open their doors with glee and bundle coats and hats onto one and all when it snows for the first time in years? My 6 year old can’t remember ever seeing snow.