Friday, August 31, 2012

Where has the month gone???

It is the end of the month already.
I haven't had a moment to myself this month, and I've done little art-wise.  Next week I'm off  to Paris, and on to Giverney and Monet's Garden.  I'm looking forward to it.  Later in the month I've a couple of big angling competitions which will mean weekends away (three consecutive weekends).  Then we are off to the Cote D'Azur in October for another break and a visit to Bonnards museum in Le Cannet (hopefully!).  Either way I'll have some good food and sunshine along with fresh sea air...
We didn't make Le Cannet on our last trip, but we like to leave an excuse for going back to the Cote D'Azur. 

I'll post photos when I return from Giverny.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Opening up new vistas..

I haven't been posting for a while, (as you can see) I have been busy creating a Sligo chainsaw massacre... Having fun felling trees around the cottage and clearing undergrowth such as briars, brambles, old wild roses, umpteen snowberry bushes.  The clearing is nearly finished, and most of the detrius has been cleared away and piled up to dry out so it can be burnt. 
I have a large stack of firewood too, but there are still a few very large trees that need to be felled across the road from the cottage, but that's a job for the future.
In the meantime we now have a view to the side of the cottage, where before we had an inpenetratable jungle.  Plus we'll soon have lots of shillelaghs, I cut some big old blackthorn bushes down from the side too.

I intend to do some painting next week.  I'm doing very little work at the moment, but I will be nice and fresh for the winter and I hope to be very creative when the work in Sligo slows down.