November Leaves II

Well not strictly just leaves, but can't resist including this selection of autumn glory for the ravishing colour combinations.

November Leaves

Fallen leaves on puddles, duck weed and tarmac make vibrant patterns as the dark days draw near.

Sweet Birds - New Card Set

Here's my latest card designs featuring the Sweet Little Birds.  I'll be launching them for sale tomorrow when its my turn to do 'Meet The Artist' upstairs at Spirals, the brilliant Fair trade and world crafts shop on Market Street in Hebden Bridge.

I'm excited to be spending a whole day there surrounded by lovely things.  I'll be selling a selection of my woodcut prints, mainly birds but townscapes as well, and working on my latest woodcut to demonstrate how its done.  Do call in for a chat if you're passing, I'm there from 11 am to 4 pm.

Helen and Sarah, the owners of Spirals are committed to ethical trading and supporting local artists and are hosting Meet The Artist sessions every weekend up to Christmas. Spirals is a great place to find unusual and attractive gifts so check it out.  They now have an on-line shop as well, see it here  Spirals


I celebrated my birthday with this bottle of 1995 Lalande De Pomerol which we purchased many years ago in the lovely fading town of Pauillac on the Gironde about 50 km North of Bordeaux.

All these years its been hiding at the back of our under stairs broom cupboard in Hebden Bridge and finally got dragged out, dusted down and transported to Burnham Overy Watermill on the North Norfolk coast.

I've no idea whether it had been kept too long or stored wrong, all I can say for definite is that its colour, fragrance and taste were delicious, a perfect accompaniment to the marvellous meal my sister Kate had prepared.