The upland landscape of the Peak District National Park, with its dramatic grey tors, purple heathers and windswept greens, provides endless inspiration for me. When I’m not physically out there, breathing in its therapeutic air, I’m constantly revisiting it, often though the colours I surround myself with.
This week, I have spent some time faffing with my shop. I think my greatest achievement was putting a little hat over the â in my banner. Some people (CarolineRose) have said that is looks like a tiny mountain, and I’m going to take that as a compliment :)
This faff was all spurred on initially by the new Folksy shop layouts that have just been released, but also by the discovery of a box which contained an envelope full of little paintings labelled “Folksy – EXPIRED” Continue reading →
I try to suppress the melodrama that is often occurring in my head but, when I am walking and I am stepping out of people’s way, and when they are walking straight on and not acknowledging me as if I’m not even there, I think “I’ll haunt this place one day” and sometimes I feel so invisible that it seems like I’m haunting it already (but not necessarily in a bad way). Continue reading →
I’ve been putting this off for ages, but today I finally dusted off my camera (not literally, I discarded the more closer-upper photo of my old-friend dusty D50 here), and started filling up my shop(s). Continue reading →
I must have walked on Burbage moor a thousand times but I don’t think I’ve been on Stanage edge for years, which is pretty terrible considering how often I drive past it and subconsciously take in its outline. It was forecast to be a nice afternoon so I decided to remedy that. (Click on the panorama above to view larger!)
Looking towards Hollins Cross. I love those cartoon clouds!
Sketching at Hollins Cross. Lose Hill in the background
Sketching Mam Tor from above Hollins Cross. Land slip and closed section of A625 on right hand side
Vale of Edale from Mam Tor
Friday’s jaunt took me to the summit of Mam Tor (don’t be too impressed, it’s only about a 15 minute walk from the car park) and eastwards along the Great Ridge to the top of what I’m guessing is Barker Bank. If you look very carefully at the panorama photo and squint, you can just about see the spot where we were for the Sketchcrawl at Edale last weekend in the far distance. No?
Anyway, it was a blazing hot afternoon so I sensibly took plenty of water. Right? Wrong. Continue reading →