I didn't expect to be away from Blogland so long but a good friend asked if we would like to stay in her cottage while she was away on holiday. As she lives in an beautiful part of Scotland, it was an offer we accepted immediately.
This little burn was on one of our walks, close to the cottage.
One of the (many) first things I wanted to do when I came home was make art for Erika, who is hosting "Art Journal Journey" this month with the delightful theme "Polka-dots, stripes, plaids or patterns".
We've been having a massive clear-out, including paintings and other art objects and this little sampler was one which I saved from the going-out box.
I thought it would be fun to make a similar sampler digitally using bits of old paintings and went through many attempts before finding simpler is often better.
Of course the garden has gone crazy and I quite like when it does that.
The tomatoes are larger than ever before and grow very well in Scotland both outside and in an unheated open greenhouse.
Last post I showed the upside-down wife
and promised you the upside-down husband. Here he is just as I quickly drew him, upside down
and here he is the right way up.
Hahaha! I think he has managed to acquire a pet from another planet, and I'm not too sure about him either. He's also brought a strange plant along with him (or maybe it's a lamp?). Do you like his hat?
Hastily moving on, Mr.E's Sweet Peas are still doing well and here is Douglas to show them to you.
Once again I'm glad to be back and I look forward to visiting you again.