Spring in an uncertain world

Well after an amazingly wet Winter, Spring is here in the UK along with an accompanying sense of uncertainty and gloom which is worldwide.  Covid 19 is an unwelcome visitor.

But we carry on and keep going, gardening, enjoying the emerging blossom, painting and drawing what we see around us.  To be honest I haven’t been painting much lately…I need to be upbeat to paint and it’s difficult.

But back in February I was enjoying adding to my garden journal…I use a combination of watercolour and pen and wash for these pages.

feb garden

I will leave the images nice and big so you can read the words.  There is nothing so hopeful and positive than seeing fresh Spring growth appearing…and it goes on no matter what dreadful things are happening around us.  We have to appreciate that and give thanks.

feb flowers


I do love designing these pages and they serve as a reminder of what was around me and how I felt about it.



The magnolia was uprooted from our old house and brought here and it’s doing well.  love its elegant blooms.

I wish everyone well in these awful times and look forward to better days ahead.  Keep safe!