August weather is always a bit changeable and as soon as the combine rolls into the field, you can be sure that rainclouds will follow. As ever, this year there has been much dashing about while the sun shines interspersed with hopeful weather forecast consultation while the rain pours down outside. On the plus side,Continue reading “Making the most of the raspberry crop”
The challenge today on Slamseys Journal is to spend fifteen minutes sketching the everyday and while I’m not going to share my sketches, I’m more than happy to share the everyday happenings on a summer’s day here. At last, the wheat harvest has started. The combine roared into this field this morning and has beenContinue reading “A Summer’s Day”
Over at Slamseys Journal, the Creative Summer Challenge is in full swing. The aim of the challenge is to have fun, perhaps involving children over the school holidays or just making some time for yourself as you let go of any insecurities you might have about your artistic talent and focus on enjoying the process.Continue reading “Making Paste Papers”
One of the difficulties with creative activities is coming up with great ideas and completing the project. Recently, I’ve found a new creative buzz for generating ideas.
Elderflower Fizz is a particularly English summer drink: floral, delicate and immensely quaffable. Elderflowers are so widespread and this recipe is so easy, that it seems a shame not to make your own.