Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Feeling pleased

Well, the country is still going down the plughole, and the sweet peas are a wash out this year, but there are so many other things to be pleased about. For one, the patch of wild flowers we sowed beside the sweet peas, 

and Dave’s sunflowers doing well behind. 

Also we have another successful Bakewell Refugee Hospitality Day under our belts. Last Saturday was terrific and everyone enjoyed the day - the lunch, the activities, the welcome. 

These are the posies I picked to put on the lunch tables. Note the dearth of sweet peas. 

Our visitors think Bakewell is gorgeous and they’re right. The riverside walk with the humongous trout, the back street mill leat, the surrounding hills, the historic buildings.

And lastly, I’m pleased about my paintings that I collected from the framer on Monday. I look at the still life and the hedgerow painting and think ‘Did I really paint those?’

The dancers

I painted this one above after going to the ballet at the Royal Opera House in London with Het. 

My bedside table, February 2015

Evening light


Dave is coming to Buxton this morning to see the washing line painting, March Wind, in the gallery. The exhibition it’s in,The Derbyshire Open Exhibition, won the visual arts award in the Buxton Festival Fringe events. You can see it at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. 

The last and best thing to be pleased about is the family arriving from Colorado on Sunday, airlines permitting.



marmee said...

First off Ms Hepworth re the gorgeous posies : just downright glass half empty to talk about the lack of sweetpeas ! Beautiful posies ! I surprised myself at instantly thinking that I WANT that dancers painting, I thought I would have plumped for the bedside table . Happy happy visiting to come!

Sue Hepworth said...

I consider myself told off, Marmee!
And thank you for the comps about the paintings. The Dancers is one of my very first paintings and I am very fond of it.