Christmas at Moorlinch

Long time, no blog! Meant to write about preparations for our Moorlinch Artists’ Christmas offering and now it’s happening anyway.

Print screen

I’m joined again by Sheila Jones, a resident of Stawell a couple of villages away (but we don’t hold that against her!) and Kez – Keziah Herbert to be correct – who has held the fort at our Moorlinch Art Group sessions where I’ve been notably absent for much of the year. Kez has just produced a beautiful Colouring Book for sale and is even now demonstrating what fun it is:


I’m quite pleased with my  new product: boxed notelets featuring some of my black and white drawings. I have a regular supply of these as every month I illustrate the front page of the parish magazine and the back page of the Polden Post.  Here is my marketing approach:Black and white pollarded willows

And I learnt how to  make up boxes, too (eventually). This is me displaying my wares:


So we’ve found time to take pictures:


And finally, here’s our store of Christmas goodies on offer – the edible, as opposed to artistic,  kind. Merry Christmas!

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It’s been a while…

…since I posted and behind my back some changes seem to have occurred to what I see when I look ar this page!

Where’s the dashboard? Where’s the column on the right where you put the tags? Help!

Oh rhubarb, just write something. I’ve been out of most of my loops owing to medical problems of my nearest and dearest: suspended work with The Chandos Society, Moorlinch Art Group…did manage to get a couple od drawings done for the two monthly magazines I contribute too, inspired by the lambs at the bottom of the garden:

Polden Post 2015 04 - Ewe and lamb resized

MOMSS 2015 04 - Triplets

The only other thing I’ve produced is a painting donation for a charity event . This is an auction organised by the bother of a friend of mine, illustrator Keziah Herbert who lives in our village.

John Herbert writes: ‘We are playing a Friendly Cricket Match on the 21st of June 2015 at Clarence Park in St Albans, Hertfordshire, the Phil Milton Memorial Match..

Phil Milton was a founding member of my Cricket Club, Wicket Keeper and eventual Chairman before he retired and went to run the Colts at St Albans Cricket Club. He became their chairman and was credited with saving the club from bankruptcy. Unfortunately Phil passed away in November 2011 of Skin Cancer and although both clubs play a memorial game each year in his name, we decided this year to do something to say thank you to the charity who looked after him, so there will be an auction to raise money after the game..

Details on  ‘

I had to seek assistance on how to fiddle about with players in a match (compostionally speaking) and I was working from a tiny photo but I’m quite pleased with the result which coveys a suitably vague summery scene, I think.

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And I hope my ignorance of the finer points of the game are not too obvious!