Well since I arrived back in the UK, it seemed like I had been away for ages. When I left the trees were all just bursting into life, when I got back it seemed as though everything had grown overnight
The fields of rapeseed are now full in bloom.
The news as I got back was all pretty dire with the outbreak of swine flu and it seems in the fortnight since the paper have been full of MP’s claims which seem questionable to say the least. Sometimes, I cannot help but think that the leaders and politicians in our country hardly set a good moral example to the youngsters. I know that in many cases the law has probably not been broken, but *deep sigh*
I have to say, I am pretty much apolitical in that I would just love to see some people in key positions who genuinely cared about the future of the country and are prepared to show a few “old fashioned” morals.
For those of you that don’t know, I am also a member of some wildlife forums and occasionally write a bit of a blog for a birding one. However, I don’t just have an interest in birds and there was an article pointing to the RSPB site regarding the Marine and Coastal Access bill.
It can be found here.
Although this bill will go a long way towards protecting our marine life, there are some serious flaws in the amount of protection it offers. The subject is quite dear to my heart right now and I think I shall probably consider doing some marine art to raise awareness. Do any fellow artists fancy joining me in some dolphin/marine art and blog about it?
Otherwise, I am pretty much back into the swing of things now, although the weather being so bad is frustrating. However, despite the rain, at least we are now getting the occasional glimpse of sunshine.
On another good note, I have come back with lots of inspiration. I have the concept of many new ideas in my head. Those of you that have an eagle eye will notice that I have changed the name of my blog. This is not to break away from all of my crafty friends but I consider that my blog is much more arty than crafty nowadays and I rarely get around to making cards, I simply wanted the title to reflect this.
I have also spent some the looking around at some new sites which have made me think about the direction of my style. I decided that my current style is very strong but could use a little more depth, so to follow on from my last Tiggs project, I am trying to build some more depth into my work.
Here is my latest WIP of a spaniel. I am taking more time at it, it will be interesting if the final result is how I want it to be.