Thursday 13 December 2012

Blog love

As the year gallops to a close, time has run away with me taking all my good intentions with it, mainly the plan to post at least once a week. (Don't even talk to me about a daily post - it's never going to happen!)

Well, I haven't done that lately. A commission that has been in the works for a while came to life and although I’d love to finish the painting before the Christmas holidays it’s unlikely that will happen.

I've been doing quite a bit of drawing having fallen in love with the Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook. (More about that later)

Seed Pods - graphite on Fabriano

So, I want to share a few links to blogs I have been following for a while. When you kick back and relax you will have something to browse through…

Wonderful photographs and gentle Irish words from FoxgloveLane

Mattias Adolfsson does intricately detailed pen drawings with a hint of watercolour - he has more than a fair share of imagination…

Paper Ponderings has talk about books, paper, calligraphy and wonderful photographs (and Fiona's a seriously nice person - I met her on a recent studio visit) 

I first read Euan Craig’s blog just after the Japanese Tsunami - he writes so eloquently. He is an Australian potter living in Japan. Do yourself a favour and scroll back and start reading the posts from March 2011 - this is the link

Finally, if you have a severe case of wanderlust but no travel fairy to buy your tickets then you will enjoy reading Hecktic Travels - exquisite photographs and good writing - it will make you want to pack your bags and go somewhere...

Do let me know how you get on - there'll be more another time.


  1. thanks for the links Carol, I'll check them out!

  2. Hi Carol, thanks so much for the mention, much appreciated :) All the best over the holidays and in 2013.

    1. My pleasure I've enjoyed travelling with you.