Friday, February 28, 2020

Bad weather at Hepworth Towers

There have been persistent bouts of bad temper and snarling at Hepworth Towers this week and it's not been from Dave or the cat. Wrapping up in three layers top and bottom and braving the cold and the slush for an hour or so on my bike, or for a walk, usually stops it for a while. But the next day it pops up again. It's the 28th of a 29 day month and I'm breaking my resolution. I hate this weather! I hate February!

Phew, I feel better now. Maybe next year when the month is shorter I might manage to stay calm and pleasant and be a true Pollyanna figure until the spring comes. 

Having said all that, I did have a fabulous walk with Liz on Tuesday, on which i discovered that she gets as much joy from clearing gullies as I do.

This is me.

photo by Liz McGregor

The weather looks balmy, doesn't it? Don't be fooled. The wind was fierce and harsh.

We walked up through Rowland to the top of the lane where Jane and Joe walked in EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW YOU. There we met the Highland cattle.

photo by Liz McGregor

When the weather's been too savage to face, I haven't been writing, and this is partly to blame for the snarling. I'm waiting for feedback on my new book, coming out in the summer. 

This all means I've had more time inside, free for creative projects, so...I got out the paints I packed away and have been having fun sloshing colours around. I've done several things I'm pleased with, but this large greetings card is the only one I'm prepared to show the world. I'm really pleased with it.

Today is a new day and it's snowing and set to continue. I'll be painting again, and trying to be nice. 


marmee said...

At least it seems your moat isn't overflowing?

Sue Hepworth said...

For this relief much thanks. And I’m working on a painting called February Cabin Fever, which is very cathartic.