The upside of these trips was that we got to walk through the woods on the way home. We are very lucky to have some lovely open spaces to wander around our area. One of these is a huge open area that was once the country park attached to a Catton Hall. It was set out by Humphrey Repton and many of the original trees remain. Scuffling through the fallen Autumn leaves in the woodland that borders the park is a wonderful antidote to all the household tasks. I love all the different personalities the trees seem to have- especially the old ivy-clad ones. How easy it is to imagine faces within the foliage - often my daydreams find their way into my sketchbook.
|A fantasy page from my sketchbook|
|One ivy inspired and one bramble inspired with a rose quartz centre|