Friday, June 10, 2022

Life at Hepworth Towers

It has been a quiet but pleasant week at Hepworth Towers.

Dave has now planted out his sheltered sunflower seedlings and on rainy mornings he checks that the slugs haven’t got them - from the landing window, with his binoculars.

I went to see my big sister Kath on Tuesday. This meant a 60 mile drive across country to Lincolnshire. Considering it’s only 60 miles it takes an awfully long time because the route is on mostly country roads, but at this time of year it’s a lovely drive. The hedgerows are stunning. The cow parsley is at the end of flowering and the heartier, chunked keck (hogweed) is taking over. The moon pennies (ox-eye daisies) which are my favourite June wild flower and featured in the current header, are everywhere, and every now and then there’s a tiny sprinkling of red poppies. 

We walked round Kath's village, which was so different from a walk at home. Her skies are huge and the land is flat and it's mainly arable not pasture:






It's so different from the Derbyshire Peak District. Here’s a view from the top of the hill above the village, where I cycled on Wednesday.





The only other news is that I am entering two of my paintings into the Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 






Today! Eek! This is the first time I have entered for anything like this. At least I'll only have to wait a week until I know if they’ve been picked. If I were sending a manuscript to a literary agent, I'd have to wait months. Wish me luck - I’ll let you know how I get on. 

Oh dear, two exclamation marks in one paragraph: my standards are slipping since I stopped calling myself a writer.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck! They deserve to be picked x

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your paintings🤞

marmee said...

Here's hoping! feels like its "our" paintings!

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, friends!

Anonymous said...

Good luck for the art exhibition! Sally 🤞🎨🙂

Anonymous said...

I love your paintings .

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you very much, Sally and Anon.

Susan D said...

To put it simply, I love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you so much, Susan.