Here is a series of pictures I recently took from the water's edge in Weirwood Reservoir, which is one of my favourite places around here. It is a big body of water made of the Medway River - even though it is only a stream at that point (the Medway starts around here), there is a … Continue reading From the water’s edge
I would like to think that I'm a naturalist. But mostly an urban naturalist. I love observing Nature reclaiming urban areas. I love watching wildlife taking over abandoned buildings, dandelions pushing their way through cracks in the pavements. This quiet rebellion fills me up with joy and hope. Above is a portrait of a jackdaw … Continue reading Birds from my backyard triptych
May has vanished in a flash. She's disappeared. Gone. Like that. Nesting birds Lost in thoughts The garden still needs cleaning.
Dear friends, I hope you are well and that you are enjoying Autumn wherever you are. I'm now getting ready for my next 6 day workshop which will start in exactly a week from now. My last workshop at Emerson College was in early June. It was the end of Spring, the days were longer … Continue reading What if people think I’m crazy?
Birds are always in sync. They always arrive and leave at the right time. Seven years ago, my parents were driving in the French countryside, where they live. My dad noticed a black shape on the side of the road. As he got nearer, he found himself looking into the eyes of a fledgling crow who … Continue reading Corvidae
I think a lot of people obsess with the weather when they are conversing. I have noticed that writers seem to be obsessed with time. Here we are, at the end of May. Boy turned 10 earlier on this month. I still dont understand where that time went... I really don't understand where that … Continue reading The Wheel of Time…
We went to the Royal Albert Hall yesterday. It was the first time I had ventured to this mythical venue. The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar... just to drop a few names amongst the many great musicians who have blessed this place by their presence. The place worked its magic on me, as I discovered … Continue reading The thread between Gustav Holst, Sanskrit, Star Wars and Time…
My Etsy Shop had a make over and has now re-opened. Come and visit if you have a second! :) Noémie.
I hope you are all enjoying the summer... Here I am getting busier and busier like a little bee, starting slowly to prepare for the Christmas fair at the end of November. I have never sold my knitting at a fair before, I'll be sharing a table with a friend and fellow knitter and... we … Continue reading Late Summer Night’s Dream…
Some films you watched as a kid just leave an imprint on your psyche, somehow... or maybe all the films you have ever watched do just that? We are getting near the end of World Watercolor Month 2016. It has been a very positive experience and I really enjoyed sketching and painting as a daily … Continue reading L’Oiseau bleu