My brother Arthur requested a silk painting and likes the leaf paintings I did last year. So this picture is for him - amongst others there are oak leaves.
One oak leaf has the old Celtic symbols for the word 'strength' in its veiins,
which is significant for my brother who is going through some changes in his life.
I hadn't been sleeping well and my new book of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales has helped to send me off to sleep with my head full of images of dogs with eyes like saucers and little girls with shoes that won't stop dancing. If you aren't familiar with these fairy tales, the dogs are from The Tinder Box and the shoes are from The Red Shoes.