Last year I went on a course with Janet Bolton, an internationally famous picture maker and textile artist. She makes the most wonderful textile pictures in a folk art style. Her subjects are everyday scenes from life, but she brings a special insight to her pictures which makes them come alive. She is also a kind and generous teacher. So I have wanted to make little pictures for a while. William the Pidgeon (see below) was the third attempt and now I have made Jo a birthday present. Every morning, she sits at the bottom of her garden with a cup of tea. She wears her mum's old coat and is always joined by Brough the dog and Willow the cat. It is the start of her day. So here is her birthday present, which now hangs framed and in her kitchen. Thank you Janet for your wonderful teaching.