Sunday, August 24, 2008

Odds And Ends

Time has ticked and tocked away so fast. The apples are nearly ripe, and School holidays almost at a close. Between endless raindrops, hammerings of hail and forks of lightening, we've splashed about getting up to this and that.
We found treasures.

Followed paths.

And discovered wonderful art created by Maggie Taylor!

Had to take a couple of trinkets home of course! ( see below)
I am not going to be around next week. Instead will be sailing off to the island of Jersey. Hopefully the sun will come out from its long hibernation and much sea, sand and ice cream will be enjoyed!
Hmmm?!Fingers crossed! x

Thursday, August 14, 2008


A couple of weeks ago I was kindly given the Arte y Pico award! Thankyou so much Ciara at Milkmoon!

So, now I believe I pass it on to other lovely creative blogs...

The rules :

1. Choose 5 blogs that you believe deserve it for creativity, design, interesting material, contributing to the blogger community no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the the author and a link to his or her blog.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given the award to them.

4. Awarded blogs and the person who gives the award should show the link to Art y Pico blog, so everyone will know the Award origin.

5. To show the rules.

My 5 chosen blogs are: Acorn moon, monsterologist, Rima, darklingwoods , Jess,

Many Many Thanks also to Kathy hare for this other award. I apologise for not passing this one on, but I'm truly not the speediest of typers. I think I would be sat here another hour or more!! :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008


My submission for Illustration Friday this week is a card I did for the design company Roger la Borde a few years back now. I felt the image was appropriate, and as its the school holidays, my time is scarce for creating new things.

Friday, August 8, 2008

On A Dragonfly Hunt

Across green fields we walked, down to the river in search of dragonflies.
An amazing one had been spotted the day before near the garden, but the camera wasn't close at hand.

Peace, quiet, a swan, ducks and minnows, but alas no dragonfly!

So we wandered back home and found that nothing had changed since we left!

The bumble bees were busy

So we got busy too!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hobbits And Lions

Now the school holidays are in full swing, I have been enjoying spending time with my two little Hobbits of the Shire! Mind you the eldest now 13 is not going to be a Hobbit for much longer as he is almost as tall as me . Yesterday we had an enjoyable day out at Bowood House near Calne.
Hobbits love it here as there is a great adventure playground, high rope walks and death slide. We did all that, then took a walk around the house and garden and found these wonderful stone statues.

Oh how I'd love these lions in my garden, especially the sleeping one. We had some fun making stories up about what these statues did at midnight, how they probably came to life and wandered down to the lake to drink in the moonlight??

My smallest hobbit couldn't resist getting in this last photo.