Sunday, 21 February 2010

I'm back :)

Well, here I am all refreshed and ready to start again. Where did I go? Well, actually, no where!

As part of The Artist's Way, I needed to take a week off from reading books and magazines and to be sure not to fill the space with other external influences like the radio, TV or pc. I decided to take this a step further and had a diet detox and life cleansing week. It was lucky that this all coincided with a half term week off school as I roped the children in and we went for some wonderful walks.

Our best walk was to the Devil's Armchair. It was a very cold day, but gorgeous in the shelter of the hill. We found some vast rabbit colonies under twisty, gnarly hawthorns and I came home with an awful lot of inspiration for future paintings.

My son found peace on the hillside while the moomin and I did some sketching.

Later in the week we visited a friend who lives near to my favourite woods. Sadly it was raining so we couldn't manage a walk on that day, but the bright side was that we got to play with her adorable puppies.

Moomin wanted this one Soooooo badly :(

I found some time to shuffle everything around in the kitchen and ended by putting most of it back!!! This is one of the gorgeous items I bought a couple of weeks ago.

I'm still trying to find a home for this pretty shelf. It actually doesn't fit in many places, and I'll probably have to redecorate to accomodate it! Actually, the house needs a face lift, but that's all in the future.

I learned an awful lot this week. The biggest issue for me is time. I just don't have enough to fit everything in and so some things will either have to go, or take a back seat. First on the list is housework, I'm going to completely ignore it from now on, haha!

I have missed all my lovely blogging friends though, and the first couple of days were hard going, so I'll be looking forward to some time visiting you all soon :)


Pixiedust said...

sounds like you had a lovely week. I'm glad you've found some inspiration on your walks. So did you let moomin have a puppy? lol. xxx Pixie xxx

Bovey Belle said...

Oh welcome back to the real world, you have been much-missed! What a cute pup - I can see why your daughter wanted him . . .

a mermaids purse said...

no wonder moomin fell in love- what an adorable little one ;)x
wow i love your new kitchen bits really lovely!!!!xxx kazzy xxxx
i missed you while u were retreating hehe

Julia Kelly said...

Glad you enjoyed your "retreat" and got refueled.

Yarrow said...

Thank you for your lovely comments :) I'm afraid we couldn't have a puppy as our little Max cat is too frail to cope with any newcomers and Arnie cat would kill it! We need to wait a little while, but one will come along at the right time :)