Had a lovely Saturday teaching in Kelso, thanks to everyone who attended.
They made some lovely work but I forgot to take a photo. I was too busy talking.
I was teaching in a building next to the Abbey, which was looking gorgeous with the autumn leaves and damp stones.
Summer work wear is usually black linen trousers and red shoes, winter is cosy boots with ribbons and laces (they are SOOOOOO comfy).
Only my leggings kept falling down, time to ditch the larger sizes from my wardrobe.
Where have I been all week?
The picture says it all.
Back to it next week. Not my favourite painting at all, though the brush has lovely texture in that photograph!
With DH on holiday we headed out to lunch (Barn at Beal near Lindisfarne).
We went the long way around as the day was so wonderful and stopped on top of the moor (the sort where you have to get out and open gates along the road).
How could you beat this?
Just look at those colours
Looking back towards the Cheviots and home, down there in the valley.
One day I must walk to those trees.
The Old Bridge and the Border Union Bridge.
And Lobster Pots.
Day out last week on Lindisfarne, a walk, silly photos, lunch in the pub.
One of the smallest, slowest growing but most beautiful of my roses.
Gertrude and the Queen of Sweden are also making a last effort to throw out some blooms.
Though the other morning I woke to this;
The FIRST Frost!
Poor flowers, their days are numbered now.
In the sitting room the fireplace needed a make over to cover some cracks and sooty finger prints.
So carrying on with the theme of the room I went for Indian Pink, Indian Style and Indian Elephants.
Perfect. Especially with the nights being chilly now and the fire being lit each night.
I love long summer evenings….. but also love dark winter nights.
Meanwhile the kitchen needs more serious tlc…..this is the result of a leaking door.
So the whole kitchen is being revamped.
Unfortunately I’m the one doing the ‘vamping.
I know, you’re probably fed up of seeing Bamburgh Castle again….
It’s just too beautiful and photogenic.
The aim is to
1. get organised
2. start sewing again
3. start painting again
With this in mind I created two paint charts from Mission Gold watercolours (oh boy are these bright and scrumptious and edible) and Daniel Smith watercolours (grunge and granulation to perfection)
A real contrast, but then thats me really isn’t it?
I love my bright Indian colours and my grungy earthy Northumberland.
We used to eat our chips up here about 25 years ago, when we were only tourists on holiday.
Recently we passed on a gorgeous day and I asked DH to stop so I could capture this image on my phone.