Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2016

Saturday 19 December 2015

Beware Kodak alkaline batteries

This the the damage caused to the aluminium case of my brand new Macbook - it's 3cm x 3cm. I had the remote of our DVR stood on it for about half an hour. The remote was working, batteries were in date. Apparently alkaline batteries (not just Kodak) are prone to leaking Potassium hydroxide. Unfortunately this eats aluminium - hate to think what it would do to skin !!
Contacting Kodak is proving nigh impossible

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Happy Christmas 2015

Watercolour painting based on photographs taken in La Palma - one of the small steep Canary Islands

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Chilli painting

Red - Capsicum baccatum 'Bishop's Crown'
Brown - Capsicum chinense 'Chocolate Naga'
Orange - Capsicum baccatum 'Aji Habanero'
White - Capsicum chinense 'Aribibi Gusano'
A6 notecard from a watercolour painting
For sale in packs of 8 at the 
RHS Wisley Harvest Weekend 24/25th October on our chilli stand

At last I managed time to get brush to paper !!
Now it's a mad rush to get ready for the show, picking huge numbers of chillies.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Spalding Art & Craft Society at the SAA headquarters in Newark

On the 3rd Sept a group of members joined forces with March, Wisbech & Murrow art societies for a visit to the SAA head office in Newark. We had a very informative day and got to try out a range of their products - a good time was had by all. 

Thanks to Ann Dring for organising things our end and the SAA staff - Gemma who organises these visits, Richard who told us all about the SAA and showed us round the warehouse & Anita who demonstrated the products - plus all the other staff we met who were so welcoming.

Monday 3 August 2015

More sewing

This should give my face a bit more shade !
I made the brim a bit stiffer with this one - the blue one tends to flip down in front of my eyes.
Now I've got to address the problem of it blowing away in the wind - maybe a chin strap !!

Sunday 5 July 2015


Just had the joys of having a mole removed from my nose - fortunately it was only a mole, nothing nasty, so now it's just a matter of waiting for the scar to heal. I've been told to keep it out of the sun - difficult in this weather. It's far too hot for a hat so I've made myself a sun visor.

I've got loads of pretty material so I'll have another few goes - modifying the design along the way.

Saturday 13 June 2015

Exhibition paintings

Glowing Fields


Sunflower 'Solar Flash'
Actually managed some time to paint. All 3 are acrylic on canvas and are for sale at the Spalding Art & Craft Society exhibition in Ayscoughfee Hall until the 28th June

Saturday 9 May 2015

Spalding Art & Craft Society 2015 Annual Exhibition

With luck I'll manage to get some paintings done to exhibit !!