A relaxing weekend

I may be away from home for a few days, but they do say that a change is as good as a rest!

Robin normally does the food at my workshops (lunches). They have always been greatly appreciated but we felt it was time he learnt to cook, so he is on a cookery course at Ashburton on the edge of Dartmoor. The journey here yesterday was horrendous, particularly as it is of course a bank holiday weekend!

Early this morning the weather was beautiful and the sun shone. Robin went off to the Ashburton Cookery School and I went into the little town to buy a hat. I needed one if I was going to do any botanical art work.  Behind the place that we are staying is  a steep slope with a garden cut into it. At the top is a patio with table and chairs and even a little summer house. It is a beautiful little sun trap.

But back to buying my hat. This is what I saw in the shop where I bought it – in fact, it was following him(or her), that lead me to the hats!



With my new wide brimmed hat I now had an opportunity to paint, or knit, or read or fall asleep. I had brought with me the Bearded Iris that I was drawing in graphite at the SFP demonstration on Thursday. I could if I wanted to, do a little more on it if I chose to. As it was a graphite picture, I could actually do it whilst sitting in the garden – so that’s what I did.

This is it so far.


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