My Jacksons watercolour sketchbook seems to have turned into a journal full of people. I probably have the 100 people project to thank for that.
I'm not complaining, it's all good practice for my upcoming artist residency that will have a main focus on people.
I do feel that my use of ink is maybe wasting the fact that this is indeed a WATERCOLOUR paper filled book but I feel drawn to ink recently and it is a great medium to use while lounging on the sofa watching TV of an evening...just my sketchbook and a Lamy Safari...Simple!
Harry has recently purchased himself a violin. He has already taught himself guitar and a little piano but felt he could do with a some help with the violin just to make sure he started off on the right foot and avoided any bad habits re: posture and position.
A friend of mine just happens to be Head of Music in a local school and kindly offered to pop round for an hour to get him on the right track.
Such a beautiful instrument, I couldn't resist a quick sketch.
Gayna is running to raise money for Children with Cancer. You can help her reach her goal by donating HERE
You get fantastic value from Belton in that you are to view more rooms in this house than any other I have visited on the NT. The staff are so friendly and informative and extremely passionate about the house and the history behind it.
The café is reasonably priced and there is even a cart driven by a friendly guy called 'Robin' that will escort you from the car park to the house and pick you up on demand to take you where ever you wish to go. An invaluable service for someone with disabilities.
Wendy and I did the 'Downstairs Tour' which is free and runs 2/3 times a day. It takes you through the basement, the staffs quarters and we saw where they stored wine, beer and food, how it was loaded into the house and was given a brief history of what it would have been like to work at Belton House in days gone by. It was excellent!
We left Belton at around 5pm homeward bound and completely knackered!