Sunday, March 30, 2014

At snail's pace...

Slowly slowly I stitch.....

and walk...

and read...


Quote from the book 
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
A Pedestrian in Paris
by John Baxter

and discover rock pools...

and strange spongey things

 and mermaid hair

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


My lovely niece gave me a gift of Derwent Inktense pencils on her last trip home from New York.  She has been doing some great art with them and I couldn't wait to try them out.  These are my first attempts...


Strange animals


Drawing from a photo in Frankie Magazine

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Limpets on a half submerged rock in the sand
so many different colours and pattterns

I thought he was a puffer fish, but he is a 
Porcupine fish.  
Poor old thing, he looked as though he was smiling.

 These are balls of sand that a crab has made.  While looking for food he rolls the sand he has already searched into little balls, so he doesn't look through the same bits of sand again!

 More pattern on this little crab.....and

making my own patterns...I am trying a new stitch I found in an old book, it's called wave stitch (the stitch on the right in the darker blue)