Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my bloggy friends!  May 2014 be filled with curiosity and creativity!

Monday, 30 December 2013


Cheviot is the pinnacle of the Cheviot range of hills in Northumberland and looks spectacular in all kinds of weather.  This is a photo of an encaustic wax picture which I did some time ago and decided to add one of my textures and play about with blend modes and opacities.  A good activity for a rainy day!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Going small

Two views (100mm lens) of a wonderfully blooming orchid (these are some of the buds) - it never ceases to amaze how orchids just keep on going when everything else (almost) is waiting for warmer weather.  Hope you are all surviving anything the weather is throwing at you at the moment!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas greetings!

Wishing all my blogging friends a happy, healthy and peaceful time!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Last hydrangeas

Found three small glass bottles on a secondhand stall in the market place.  Brought one of the last hydrangea blooms inside (without insects!) and had a go at this still life.  I added two of my own textures and a vignette.  Still looking for the best place in the house for natural light, so far it's in the kitchen.  I really ought to be thinking of winter/Christmas themes but I think I'm still stuck in autumn!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Winter's grip

Well, not exactly a 'grip' yet, just a hint of what may be to come.  We did have the 'surge' on the coast but we are a few miles inland but know that many have been flooded out along the west and east coasts of England and Scotland.  Awful to see on the news some houses disappearing into the North Sea.
This photo was taken on a sunny walk - an icy pool, using my iPhone.