Oldest boy gave me some good quality watercolour pencils for my birthday, I sat down with them today and had a lovely time experimenting with them using ideas found at this blog
www.susieshort.net ...fabulous art work and very generous free tips and tutorials for budding artists. As you can see, I tried a tutorial and learned how to make veins in leaves and flower clusters that are loose and unstructured.
I forgot to take a picture of the bark candle sleeves I made at Christmas, they were very successful - simple and rustic. I might make some more for Easter. It's a time of renewal for me and I like to decorate our home. This is last year's wreath - I will have something different this year. Do you decorate for Easter? My mother observed the Spring Equinox and I have continued the tradition of bringing Spring indoors with flowers and wreaths. I like the little Easter gardens they make at school with tiny coloured stones for footpaths and broken mirror for the pond! Do you have decorating traditions at Easter?
I walked in the woods and across the fields at the weekend. It was very muddy and we had to turn back eventually as some fields were swampy - but we saw plenty of signs of Spring. March is a yellow month, I found the golden glow of celandine, gorse and primrose blossom and shoots that mark the spot where we will see swathes of bluebells next month. It's such a relief that the rain has stopped, it was relentless. I never thought I would complain about rain. This winter we have seen how destructive Nature can be and we have been reminded that we must live with and respect this powerful force.
Top right is apricot shortbread - youngest boy did a practice run for his catering exam. Deliciously crumbly...
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