How not to tag!

So I’m an idiot.

I’ve been using WordPress for years (with varying degrees of success) and have literally just learnt that the less tags you use the better…I was using the Tumblr mentality of ‘the more the merrier’ which doesn’t work, according to all the help forums I read it can count as tag spamming and actually hide your posts from everyone!

Who knew…

Number seven

I so don’t know why, but this always makes me smile. It’s a random paving slab in the middle of a field, but it’s a seven – which is of course a magic number. (or the field is #7!)

#flowersonfriday

We may be on course to run out of food and/or petrol but at least we can have #FlowersOnFriday p.s – if you read this and you’re not in the the UK don’t panic!

Embroidered bumblebee

So I’ve had a bit of a crappy week, and to relax, get my brain into the right space and bee a little bit more zen I’ve sat quietly and embroidered myself a little bumble bee. Its all sewn free hand using a single strand of coloured floss at a time onto a natural (and excitingly eco friendly, recycled calico!) It’s been so lovely to study the photos of bees from the garden…as we have at least five types of bee I might sew one for each.

Roads go ever on

Just a quick little calligraphy art. The Road Goes Ever On, also known as A Walking Song, is a walking song by J.R.R. Tolkien, fictionally written by Bilbo Baggins; lyrics from The Hobbit are –

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

It’s one of my favourites. I’ve made quite a lot of LotR/Hobbit art over the last year, which is cool when you think that the Fellowship of the Ring os twenty this year.

#NeverForget911

I may not be in America, but I remember watching the 9/11 attack – my mum said ‘watch this its serious’ there are moments I remember so vividly even though I was only 10. Blue sky as the names are read out at the Ground Zero 9/11 commemoration. #NeverForget911

Comments

I’ve literally just noticed the little check box when creating a post that says ‘Allow comments’ don’t know how I missed it….

Dragons

Followed the drawing tutorial by www.deviantart.com/ryky my dragons are slightly different to the tutorial but they’re one of my favourite things to draw. I used Windsor & Newton black India ink and arteza brush pens (totally my absolute favourite art medium!)

Bumble Bee

Wishing everyone a happy & safe Thursday. Here’s a bumble bee, in black and white. #savethebees #lovewildlife #MentalHealthMatters

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