nature as art, the next.

A few more natural delights from another time. The odd brisk, sharp wind that has been late arriving reminds me that the world is turning towards darker days.

Every bloom and leaf is returning to earth. The world dances toward rebirth – it’s hard not to skip down the street in amongst the cascade of falling leaves.

 A few last blooms remain in the pots on my balcony, but skeleton trees make their presence known across the skyline. Looking forward to watching the squirrels race amongst their bare branches once more.


  1.   Bare branches of winter, Sheffield England
  2.   Going to seed, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Scotland
  3.   Autumnal meadow, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Scotland


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a pencil at work.

Pencil-work preparation on postcard size paper, to be brought to life with watercolours. These will be part of my Frameable Fairytalesseries… they’re still waiting to be anointed with their own particular story, however. I daresay they’ll become clear as the colours begin to bloom upon them.

The second work was inspired by some of the artwork within The Adventures of Alice Laselles: A Children’s Story written by Queen Victoria, a truly magical book.
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