I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea.

Do you know anyone who does not enjoy sitting near a fountain, a river, the sea? I certainly don’t. Although my skin, if unprotected, burns within ten minutes in the summer sun, I would love to live by the seaside or failing that  near a river or lake. My husband and...
ALL IS VANITY – VANITAS STILL LIFE

ALL IS VANITY – VANITAS STILL LIFE

And now for something completely different – gloriously dark and moody images. While on holiday in northern Italy last summer, we visited a large number of museums and art collections. Personally, I’m more drawn to contemporary and modern art, rather than...
MAKE – ICE LANTERNS

MAKE – ICE LANTERNS

The BIG news here in the Paris area this week is that it has snowed and not just a little. On Tuesday we had 19 cm on the garden table in our courtyard. This much snow is quite rare here, we haven’t had ‘proper’ snow since 2013 and not so machine...
TULIPS MAKE ME WANT TO PAINT

TULIPS MAKE ME WANT TO PAINT

Tulips BY A. E. STALLINGS The tulips make me want to paint, Something about the way they drop Their petals on the tabletop And do not wilt so much as faint, Something about their burnt-out hearts, Something about their pallid stems Wearing decay like diadems, Parading...

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