A synopsis update from October 2019 to date 30 July 2021.
Over a year of COVID-19 (worldwide) with lockdown, isolation, social distancing and MASKS!; many people struggling in one way or another over the time!
We are now coming out of it - slowly!
We have missed our family Cornwall 2019 and 2020. First in 55 years!
From this came my fifth book 'A baby comes to Cornwall'
I wrote it to connect the family together, sending them a page a day, with my daughter adding photos. Thank heavens for WhatsApp groups with 26 of us....!
The little book is a log of each day we spend together each Easter week.
What we do and our love for each other!
I started walking on the Purlieu nearly every day and recording the flora and fauna plus the weather, in an A6 landscape moleskin book. For me they are the best....
My platinum pen went with me and when home I added my watercolours.
I am still logging and love the fact that I have seen the seasons pass. Looking forward to seeing the variation next year!
I have made two fabulous new friends. I walk with one on Mondays and the other on Fridays.
We had a quiet Christmas ,home alone. My lovely Dads had been transferred to a care home as the Alzheimers took hold! So demoralising for such a beautiful man, as with so many others. You wouldn't allow your dog to live like that! So cruel....
I painted and framed eleven of these watercolour and charcoal sketches below, for all of my family to put in their homes and feel Dads with them.
We have revamped our garden and now have most of the lawn as 'meadow' to be more environmentally friendly!
Above is my wildflower log.
Each month I am recording the wildflowers that appear, with
flowering time; habitat; folklore or history
I absolutely love doing things like this!
Its just for me but hey!
And finally for now, we have Hampshire Open Studio at Coach House Studio
Woodgreen New Forest
21st August to 30th August 2021