Not much to report this month, I'm really enjoying working for the exhibition, it helps that it's been raining all day every day and so I have no option not to work!
I always try to think ahead, and I'm aware that after 7 months of flat out painting I will be bereft of ideas. I've been thinking about what I might do for inspiration when the time comes. So... I'm going to walk the South West Coast Path.
625 miles of pure inspiration for an artist, and sheer joy for an artist's dog. Jess and I are going to walk the whole thing in one go; I will sketch and write, and take a small box of watercolours (I'm not brilliant with watercolours but it'll be lovely to use a new medium).
I have a romantic vision of my dog and me striding along the cliffs of Cornwall, but I'm also quite apprehensive about it - what if it rains the whole way? What if I twist my ankle and fall off a cliff?!
The walk starts at Minehead and ends in Swanage (my home town). I love the idea of walking back to the place where I was raised. This one walk could provide me with enough ideas to last years! I'd love to do a book from it with illustrations, and definitely an exhibition.
Well, I have 10 months to wait, and plenty to do between now and then, so watch this space!
Oh, and Happy Christmas everyone!