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Saturday, 17 October 2020

Autumn

Along comes Autumn... 

Enjoying getting all snug like a little mouse in the cottage... Twinkly lights, cosy blankets and hot chocs... ✨🍁✨🍂✨

Made an autumnal fabric journal cover for my daily sketch book... ✨🍁✨

Love collecting little mossy branches fallen in the gusty winds, dried seed heads, pretty autumn leaves... 
Page from my journal and some  other Autumnal inspired illustrations 






On walks by the canal...



The misty Morn up on the hill top part of the garden✨🍁✨🍁✨



So much still in flower even my cosmos in the garden... I was gifted the wonderful cotton fabric mask coverings from a lovely lady on Instagram, they're beautifully hand made... 
I do enjoy walking around church yards... All the history, architecture and ornate gravestones... And not forgetting those amazing stain glass windows... I could stare for hours at the details and scenes depicted on them... The vibrancy too. 



Lovely walks along the estuary in the south hams, Devon 
I made a wreath with the mossy branches, seed heads I found carpeting the estuary woodland floor... 💚




My walk on Dartmoor... Mushrooms growing from an old farmers Post... My shadow over the moorland such beautiful sunlight and autumn colours... 🍁

A lot of cosy evenings spent with good books, creating and making... ❤️


This is the first time I've done a blog post through my phone as normally I'd use my faithful laptop, so the process seems a lot longer and slightly odd... And I'm not sure if the words and images are correct or the layout is o. K... It will take me a while to get used to a different process, So a bit of a test run eeekk. 
Hope you're enjoying the Autumnal changes during this season, 

x   k a z z y   x

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Summer's End....

...I've been meaning to post all of last week, but sometimes you just cant find your words and feel lost in what to write...But it feels like a 'New' beginning starting September. And I think i've finally found my words.
Like a fresh journal page , I see September like a new years day...Full of plans and full on ideas, re-freshed and a bit more Spring in my step. Its been an odd Summer really on the whole and Covid-19 on every ones minds. My August was filled with worry and that missing feeling when my daughter had to go into quarantine after a holiday in France with her father...
So I thought a Blog Catch up might calm me and remind me of the good things that happened during the Summer's end. 
I've spent time with my mother and in her garden after her cancer op (masks on), had a wonderful holiday week with my Stevie,  we've done lots of wonderful coastline walks in Cornwall, visited family and spent weekends exploring Dartmoor and Lustleigh with Stevie's parents. We've also been to...
 The Powderham Castle estate near Exeter...we saw wild roaming deer...had cuppa and a brownie at the garden nursery and farm shop.
 Lots of wonderful butterflies and bees during August while out on walks and in the garden...❁❀❁
 Cawsand, Cornwall walk to Ramehead...6 miles we walked...it was lovely the views along the coastline.
 Totnes, Devon...Lovely artisan markets and food festival. Flags flying everywhere!~ love bunting...
Gifts from the Garden...fennel flowers and Cosmos...❀❁❀
There was some really beautiful blue skies and sunbeams...But we've also had flash flooding in Devon during August and some very stormy weather.
Such a beautiful walk from Fowey around the coastal path...to hidden coves...sparkling turquoise seas.
Lots of wonderful apples from our two Apple trees in our Hill top garden.
Dartmoor pony...We had a picnic up on the Moors over bank holiday Monday.
There is a crisp, change in the air as we head towards Autumn.
 I love all the red berries and baby acorns growing...
 I'm wearing my woolly cardigan today despite the blue sky it feels cooler.
 Enjoying the last weeks of a fruitful garden...
Keep well and cosy my lovelies, good luck those dreading sending school children back during these worrying Covid months...And Thank you kindly for all the wonderful comments i received on my last post.
~❁❀❁~ Ive been creating lots of illustrations but I will show you more of that during September, hopefully.
  x    K a z z y    x



Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Summer Days...

Hello again, Has it really been a whole month since I last posted?...The days seem to zoom by don't they.
I have been helping my daughter with Home schooling work since the Lock down in March...But realised now its officially the Summer holidays!~ Yippee! No more dreaded Mathematics which was giving us both a headache. I think I've learnt quite a lot from my daughter these past months from helping her with home work.  But it is a huge relief that she will get a proper education come September again with the return of the School routine. My level of teaching is just not enough for her abilities. But I give myself a pat on the back for trying these past four months...She gets quite high levels of anxiety about falling behind. She's very clever and in top set but she has high expectations and she's a real hard worker.  But not so much when it comes to chores around the house!..."They're only young once",  my Mother always says...very true...
Strawberries and Proper Cornish and Devon  Farmers ones make my heart sing in the Summer time.
We've managed between work and home schooling to have a few more trips to Cornwall...
Beautiful River fowey walk and flags flying in Lostwithiel.  Sunflowers always cheer me...Their big beautiful heads looking towards the Summer Sun.
Rain drops on roses...Although the weather has been mainly good with blue skies and beautiful sun their has been the odd day her and there with rain clouds...good for the garden.
These beautiful Poppies were in the local Community Garden. So pretty!~ Pinky~ Purple tones.
Lovely to catch up with mum again and we gave each other a big hug...
I always love seeing my Mums garden through the seasons too...
Still been doing lots of making and creating...Actually I find I cannot just sit still and watch a film or t.v in the evenings or weekend ..I have to be actively creating something...So I paint a lot or draw, or craft when the rest of the family are sitting watching t.v.  Ive always been more of a radio person.
We had a trip to our local City of Plymouth a few weeks back. I so enjoyed looking at the book shops.
A treat to each other was a book each...Loved this 'The Forager's Calender' book.
And below Posy's from the Garden...Love having little posy's around the home...A little bloom of Summer in doors.
We also had a lovely trip to a Cornish city called Truro...Its a beautiful place and love the atmosphere and a wonder around the Art shop next to the Gallery/Museum...Also I needed a few new tops as during the lock down i'd really tried to 'make do and mend' most of my favourite tops I've had quite a few years.
 obviously, due to recent Covid-19 events its been a bit less touristy too so seems a lot more quiet for these Summer months...The Cathedral was almost completely empty...Cool inside too from the Summer heat.
Another little treat was these delightful Badger and Fox mugs from M&S...We've broken a lot of mugs lately. And why oh why is it always your most favourite ones!.
Is that an Elephant cloud ? hehe.
The skies have been heavenly and the views I could watch for hours from the hill top part of our cottage garden. We visited Wyevale garden centre too on our way back to Devon from Truro.
Lovely Farmer's market at Truro... And I got some beautiful Bee friendly varieties of lavender.
'A Summer Lane' watercolour ...By Miss Kazzy (Me!) Wreaths around the Sheepies necks...
I hope you're all having a Lovely Summer...
Thank you kindly for the sweet messages really much appreciate it.
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