Last weekend I had a wonderful time on one of Frances Pickering's workshops. This year's theme was Town or Country. As you will see I chose Country. It was held at Hawkwood College, near Stroud. On Friday night I fell asleep listening to the owls hooting.
On Saturday morning we awoke to quite a thick mist blotting out quite a bit of the beautiful views from the house.
These were the views from my bedroom window.
We started work straight away on the Friday afternoon and evening. I made up a little book ready to be filled with drawings. I was determined to draw on this weekend and to make the most of every minute. Above is the cover.
And here is the centre spread. I think it needs a bit more work to make it more obvious that it is an overhanging bank with a fallen tree in the foreground.
I made a hole in one page and then added others to create the view seen through the hole.
I have kept this tawny owl feather since finding it ages ago on our back lawn. I plucked up the courage to draw what I hope looks like a tawny owl - again this page needs more work.
I have plenty of other pages to work on in the book and want to try out quite a few adventurous (for me) ideas for them. I mustn't get carried away by my enthusiasm!