This my favourite book for drawing birds from, I bought it in a thrift shop:
|Kingfisher by Green Star Quilts|
I found I have some printed small panels which are just right with three squares added....
I hope the hedgehogs in our garden are waking up now and soon I will see them pottering around in the evenings. Last year I found one eating the fallen wild plums near the vegetable patch.
Last year I went to an exhibition of one of the artists who most inspires me. Mark Hearld is a British collage artist and he had a brilliant display of his work over several rooms at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park...
|From the exhibition catalogue of Mark Hearld|
I love his painted animals, both wooden sculptures and painted pictures, he captures the essence of each animal in simple shapes:
|Mark Heald's wooden, painted animal shapes|
|Henry Moore sculpture, The Yorkshire Sculpture park|
Over the little foot bridge on my bicycle and there's The Witham river flowing into Lincoln
Along the riverbank beside the allotments with Lincoln Cathedral all misty in the distance
Time to say hello to the Shetland pony in the field, I don't know his name though
|Boutham Park lake|
Past the lake with ducks and swans waiting to be fed,
|detail from Sam's quilt|
Through the beautiful Victorian wrought iron park gates
To our local library, then back home again with lots of books, for coffee and some of Lucy's excellent Lemon Drizzle Cake
|Lucy's lemon Drizzle cake|
I hope you have enjoyed my nature walk, There will be more photos as the quilt grows bigger. The weather is warming up here, time to plant my potatoes, the weeds are definitely growing too! Thanks for dropping in to visit,