Hi one and all, I don’t know where the last month has gone, it has probably been mixed up with the last frantic few days of the school hols, and then the relief of returning to that familiar routine – the heady mix of having a bit more time to myself, along with realising what a state the house has got in to whilst I have been busy gardening/painting/building a shed/visiting friends/not doing housework! I spent the last day of the school holidays trying to get school shoes for my 14 year old who would much rather be skateboarding and had a face as long as a weekend as my mum, bless her, would have said. I did find it very supportive that all the other mums in the shop seem to be having similar trials with their kids. I also had a weekend trip to a lovely friend in Herefordshire to coincide with the Hereford open studios week (10 days really). My friend is a potter who makes the most amazing porcelain lights I have ever seen.
She has a website in the making and I will put a link to it when it goes live. While she was kept at her studio during the day, I whizzed off around the lanes of rural Herefordshire meeting new and amazing artists selling their wares from their workshops/studio/homes. All very inspiring. Plus I came home with a little bird.
I also had a family funeral to attend, my mum’s cousin, who we have always called uncle, although he was may be a second cousin or one step removed – have never understood all that, Anyway, he was Uncle Doug to us, and he was lovely, he had lived a long and full life, loved his job, travelled loads, when he retired , he threw himself in to charity work, which took him abroad again, he adored his wife, whose death 10 years ago, he never really got over and his only child, Jeremy, gave the most loveliest/loving and interesting eulogy I have ever listened too. It was a beautiful day, late summer, with a touch of early autumn. We stood by his graveside as he was laid to rest under the trees in the dabbled sunlight and it all felt as it should, a true celebration of a life. He was 91.
I have also been painting….
these will hopefully be finding their way to my little Etsy shop in the way of prints and originals.
Thank you to Lisa for wondering where I was.