Fishink walks and new artwork.
The weather of late, has been kinder and warmer, so we’ve been making the most of it and getting out for walks whilst the the round yellow ball in the sky is visible…. of course the dog always wants to join in. We set off for Wythenshawe Park, where I have been before, but only just realised thanks to my blog, that the last time was over a year ago.
Often I find the most exciting things to see, are happening either above my head, or below or my eye line. I’m always looking everywhere to be sure that I don’t miss any of nature’s treasure.
I’ve photographed this fish and frog previously, but they still made me smile when I came across them again.
Huge beautiful cones and morse-coded or Ordnance-Survey-mapped, pieces of bark, lie waiting to be discovered.
I love seeing the sun shining through leaves and trees, it’s like illuminated, coloured, sparkly lights in the forest.
Wythenshawe Hall, is sadly in need of a lot of TLC. It would look amazing once resoted, but probably also needs an amazing amount of funding in order to do so.
How lucky to be out amongst the birdsong. Boo thinks so too, however she’s slightly more obsessed with the squirrels and bouncing around like a young gazelle !
Trees doing their own form of yoga or perhaps expressional dance.
There was a carpet of dry pine needles (above) which swirled in circles and scrunched beneath our feet. This gate made me think of Tom’s Midnight (or The Secret) Garden. The contrast of these furry yellow buds against the blue sky, shouted to be photographed. Along with the bench which appears to be a little down at heart !
Finally, I really liked this photograph of Boo, off foraging, with the sun shining through the layered and twisted forest. It encapsulated my feelings for this spring-like day.
I found a couple of beautiful, delicate treasures on my doorstep this week.
Someone described the top right, leaf close up, as an aerial view of a city, and I think the sycamore seed (below) looks like a whole forest. Isn’t nature amazing !
I’ve also been busy working on some new, much larger artwork, also inspired by nature.
The artwork itself is 30 x 30 cms and the frames are 50 x 50 cms. They’re both available for purchase at £140 each (plus p&p) and are original, one-off collages, signed by myself. This first illustration is called “Gone Fishing ” and it depicts two bears in the woods, roasting their days catch over a log fire.
The second piece is called ” Nesting In The Cornfield ” and shows a huge comfy Hen, bedded down in the surrounding corn. Let me know if you might be interested in either piece or perhaps a similar, commissioned piece for your home.
What have you seen lately to show that Spring maybe on it’s way ? Please leave me your thoughts. Happy weekend.