A Dream of Drawing
Saturday, 14th August 2004
At last it's a fresher day; recently we've had so much rain interspersed with hot, humid days.
Gatekeepers pester each other on the lawn and feed at the marjoram flowers on the herb bed.
Our Himalayan Poppies are now a forest of pepper-pot seedheads.
A bumblebee is checking out a courgette (zucchini) flower. The brilliant saffron flower is huge, shaped like the horn of a wind-up gramaphone. The bee is backing around the thimble-sized mass of stamens in the middle of the flower.
Today I'm printing more copies of Mist over Langsett. They're selling well in a new outlet for my Sushi Sketchbooks, Orchard Bookshop in Denby Dale, which is only half an hour's drive from Langsett.
I enjoy printing, it's not so difficult but it does need my constant attention to ensure that the finished product turns out looking as it should, but I'm ready to go out and draw again: I've been dreaming of drawing and of walking the Dales Way again.
Richard Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org