Posts Tagged ‘summer’

I’m a bit tardy today, but better late than never!  I’m late because I decided to do a sketch of the view out of my studio window… and it took a bit longer than I’d planned.

It does no justice to the actual view, which is far more colourful in the summer.  A riot of purple blooms on the clematis (Clematis viticellaÉtoile Violette‘), vibrant red from the Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, and the lush greenery provided by ferns just outside my window.  Perhaps this time next year I’ll have improved my drawing skills so I can provide a better view of the summer!

I seem to have picked an inspiring word because we’ve got more participants this week than we’ve had for a while!  Pop along to their blogs and see what they’ve come up with:

I’m tagging Peggy to choose the next word, so make sure to visit her blog on Monday to see what she’s chosen!


PS. Jenna, I had a tinker with my scanner settings and it seems to be sorting the colour out itself for now, yay!

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I’m a bit late choosing my favourites this time round, but here they are…


Ruth’s rather dramatic shot caught my eye for this category, I wonder if I’d ever be brave enough to do something like this?

Something I made

Sally’s cherry print clipboard is my favourite this time round, and I’m pleased to see she did get it done (whatever the method!) 🙂


I thought Ruth’s beautiful shot of a field in Chamonix was simply stunning, and welcome relief from the seemingly non-stop rain we’ve had here in the UK so far this summer.


Margot’s photograph of Dartmoor in November captures the cold winter light beautifully.

But Rachel’s shot of Amroth beach is joint winner this time (again, I’m attracted by the light!).


This was by far the easiest favourite to choose because Scrabble reminds me so strongly of my dad.  I loved playing Scrabble with him, even though he usually won, and I have a lot of fond memories of it.  Thank you to Ruth for this photo, I love it.

Thanks so much for taking part this month, it’s been lovely as always to see what you’ve chosen to post 🙂

Sally is our host for the CPSH in July so click here to see what topics she’s chosen, and I could do with someone volunteering for August so please shout out if you’re interested!

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I’ll start off with a list of those people who are taking part – please do visit their blogs and have a look at their entries for this month.  If they haven’t posted their photographs yet then please be patient and check again later!


I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading this month, specifically about sketching.  There’s something a bit voyeuristic about seeing pages from another person’s sketchbook, but it’s inspirational too.  My current read is An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory (review to follow in due course).

Something I made

Bit of a late contender for this category, and I’ll be blogging about this item on Monday so check back then for more details!


One of the things I take enormous pleasure in, when the weather permits, is pottering around in my garden.  Not necessarily achieving anything in terms of weeding/pruning – more like giving things a good coat of looking at, with occasional breaks to sit and read, and a large cup of coffee to hand.


I was actually a bit stuck for this category, it’s a week too soon or I’d have loads of photos!  So I had a bit of an experiment with the different filters on the Vignette app and came up with this.  I like it, it makes me think of airport x-rays.

Motifs: Childhood

I sound like a stuck record but I do have real trouble throwing things away, which is why I still have (at the age of 31) my childhood bedding.  It hasn’t been used in twenty years, but I can’t bear to get rid of it and I’m sure some day I will turn it into something fabulous.

As usual I’ll be doing the rounds and will pick my favourites from the other blogger’s photos and will post them on here, but I’m going away for a few days so please check back towards the end of the week 🙂

What’s happening next month with the Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt?  Sally over at Diario is our host for July, so please pop along to her blog tomorrow and see what topics she’s chosen.

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