Category: GENTLE MUSINGS

April showers.

   I’ve been painting a lot of landscapes just lately which is very unlike me. I’m seeing a very strong shift in style that seems to of come upon me, and I’m embracing it with open arms and water laden brushes.  It’s quite something for an artist when ones style changes on its own, without searching it out, and I…

Walking in the fields.

  Since getting Purdey, our new puppy two weeks ago I have not stopped, there has not been much time for photography I can tell you. I can’t wait until she’s old enough to take over the fields. I love this shot of my daughter walking through the corn fields last year! I can’t get enough of natural light, and…

Handmade and vintage fair, first exhibition.

      It really has been a manic couple of weeks, I’ve been up to my eyes printing fabric, sewing cushions and gathering together my hoard of vintage treasures for my very first fair. Throw a puppy into the mix and you can begin to imagine my exhaustion, ha, but it’s all worth while when somebody picks something I’ve made,…

Our puppy Perdey.

Meet the newest addition to our family…    Say hello to Purdey, our little beagle pup. It’s been 15 years since I last had a puppy, and nearly 12 yrs since my last baby, I’d completely forgotten how they take over. She’s into everything and is howling the night away bless her, hope that one stops soon. More importantly she…

Winter berries.

   A pop of red against a winters light always makes for a striking photo. Im not usually a fan of red, but in the depths of winter, when these berries hang like ruby jewels I’m greatful for their statement. Cold natural light, Fuji DSLR, vintage 100mm Nikon lens, ISO 400, shutter 125, f4.

Still life, Spring tea

   I just love these little grape hyacinths, they cover my garden in late winter/early spring, and I love digging them up and putting them in vintage teacups and pots. I’ve got a stall on a handmade and vintage market this Mother’s Day so will be potting up these little treasures to sell, I know I’d be chuffed to receive…

On the edge of my seat for Olympus pen f.

I am near to falling off my chair waiting for the new Olympus pen f to go on sale! I’ve been thinking of adding another camera to my collection for a while now, and have previously dismissed csc’s, however, the spec that this little beaut comes with has changed my mind, and I just can’t wait to get my hands…