ove Cottage today , not love dove studio . I have 3 creative spaces I can work from at home. One being the ubiquitous table, this is where I am in this photograph. I have another little nook with a very old favourite table, painted and distressed with plenty natural ageing and chips from down the years.
Many things have been created at it. My current favourite thing to create at this little table are tiny clay pieces. It wouldn’t allow for much more. Oh! I forgot my lovely old bureau which has been painted and distressed to within an inch of its life. It belonged to my father and Grandfather before. They would be horrified to see the rich mahogany donning French style aged white...but then, this is my era.
Today’s photograph captures the humble table. Photography not the best, but a record just the same. The pretty Ranunculas and Muscari won’t last much longer....
Here is a combination of the results of hands at work in our little gallery...which is at it’s happiest when having flowers and paint...and yes , even fading flowers. Sometimes my favourite expression of the Tulip, and particularly a ‘Parrot tulip’ such as ‘Rococo ‘ I love this fiery girl. If she were a dance , it would be the Tango!
This is the time of day when the sun dances through the gallery window , casting beautiful shadows and shapes and some very interesting light...
I like the way the light has picked up the burnt orangey tones in the painting echoing the vibrant tones of the tulips. And the wispy wistfulness of the Acacia captures my imagination and transports me to the South of France where the sweet smell of Mimosa is in the air... and delicate yellow confetti dusting the streets...