Autumn leaves

Continuing this weeks theme of leaves and nature, I’ve sat and embroidered a little sampler of leaf designs, not sure when they’ll come in handy but you never know.

Leaf it out!

I’ve been experimenting with water colours to try and bring more green and nature inside in the winter, they don’t take long to do, but look really effective against a white wall – my funny little brain likes to pretend its alchemy

#tolkientober Day 7: Songs

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.

#tolkientober Day 4: Forest

Even though I’m a few days late to post I’m really enjoying #tolkientober
Day 4: Forest – posting to catch up! The Forest of Fangorn lies on our doorstep (Painted with oil on canvas.) #LordOfTheRings #Nature

#tolkientober Day 1: Ring

Been so busy I’ve totally missed the first week of #tolkientober Day 1: Ring – posting to catch up! This is a wire ring I made, if I had to design a ring of power it would look like this.

A trio of bees

Continuing with my fascination for Bees, the bumblebee and honey bee are both drawn free hand and created using Arteza brush pens and Windsor Newton black ink and the embroidered bumblebee is sewn 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.

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!)


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!

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