Tuesday, 31 January 2012

#069 Charcoal on Sticks

This is from my drawing class this evening, you can't beat drawing with a bit of charcoal on the end of a
long stick, can you?

Monday, 30 January 2012

#068 Apple Cake

This is a favourite recipe that has gone wrong the last couple of times we have made it. This time was one of the best.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

#067 Odd Post

This very unusual Cotswold stone 'post' was in the middle of a field near Hayles Abbey. I assume it had something to do with the Abbey once upon a time, but who knows??? Not us because the ruined Abbey is closed on Sunday's!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

#066 Allotment Sky

Planted garlic at the allotment today, a lovely crisp winters afternoon.

Friday, 27 January 2012

#065 My Watch

You may have noticed the lack of strap, that is because it broke, new strap then.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

#064 View from the studio

I've been having a studio 'move round' today, and this is the view from the window, I do like a good sky!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

#063 Winsor and Newton Easel

I had a great painty afternoon with Simeon, the man from Windsor and Newton, and our students today so I felt it only right to paint a W&N product for today's 'daily'. This on of our good old easels, they really don't make 'em like that anymore.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

#062 Fire

It's chilly this evening, so we had a small ration of gas fire to warm the cockles.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

#060 Wheelbarrow

First trip to the allotment of the year this morning where we created this massive pile of ummm, chicken derived composting material, then put the wheelbarrow on top of it.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

#059 View from Dundry

We attended potato day at Dundry nurseries just outside Cheltenham today,which is turning into a bit of a tradition. We now have our potatoes for the year: Casablanca and Anya. This is the view from the car park complete with GCHQ peeking over the hill to he right.

Friday, 20 January 2012

#058 Cab

This was parked in front of the house this afternoon when I got home for a quiet afternoon, brrrrrrrrrrrrr wrrrrrrrrrrrrr brrrrrrrr etc. But you can't beat a lorry can you?

Thursday, 19 January 2012

#057 View down my Road

We seem to be getting some great sunsets recently, this is what my road looked like when I came home tonight.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

#055 View from Leckhampton Hill

I went for a brisk and frosty morning walk today up Leckhampton hill. Coming, as I do, from Norfolk I consider the hills around Cheltenham as mountains. But I have slowly got used to the ascent as my mountain legs develop.

Monday, 16 January 2012

#054 Shed

In case you were wondering this is my shed, well one of them, there is another at the allotment but this one is much better. Mostly because it has an orange door. For some reason it was also what I was thinking about through my root canal this morning, very diverting things, sheds.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

#053 Belas Knap

Went beyond the confines of my house, the dentists, the doctors, the supermarket and the chiropractor this morning. For a bracing walk to Belas Knap, a Neolithic long barrow. I do like a long barrow.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

#052 New Sketchbook

If I remember later on in the year I will do another digi painting of this after I've been using it for a bit. But in the meantime I am enjoying the pristine,empty, freshness of it, actually I'm a bit frightened of it. Help. I'm just going to scribble something on the first page to get over it.

Friday, 13 January 2012

#051 Cup of Tea

I noted how my tea is the same tone as my 'coffee table', then got to wondering why coffee table don't we need to put tea somewhere too?

Thursday, 12 January 2012

#050 Sunset

After yesterday's view from the front, well, here is a view from the back of the house. I get about don't I?

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

#049 View from my house

I love it when the sky goes dark but there is bright, orange almost post apocalyptic sun on the white houses opposite.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Monday, 9 January 2012

#047 Letterbox

Im not talking about my trip to the Dentists chair today, needless to say I have to go again next Monday. Letterboxes look a bit like mouths, a dubious link to my daily day I know!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

#046 Blinds

This is a small part of the view from where I have been sitting/sleeping today. Looking forward to my root canal tomorrow morning with this marvellous head cold I have developed.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

#045 Lamp

I really like the silhouette our lamp makes against the dark wallpaper.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

#043 Chicken Food

Chickens are being a blummin' nightmare recently, maybe this will help!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

#042 Pan Aux Chocolat

I really, really wanted one of these today. Really, really wanted one! You know how it is sometimes.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

#041 Lampshade

Dentists should really have more interesting things on their ceilings. This is from my own front room ceiling, you just don't look up enough do you?

On the up side he has finally found why my face has felt like it wanted to explode. I have had a massive hidden abscess at the root of one of my molars with no visible 'entry wound' so has not been picked up before. At least it is better than the other things I was being diagnosed with. Although I now have a deep respect for Cluster Headache and Trigeminal Neuralgia sufferers.