Derwentwater Arms, Calver, Derbyshire - on their website: "Traditional, family-run pub dating back to 1708 and serving global comfort food and real ales" - attached is the proof that it truly is a family friendly pub/restaurant. This (early) evening, Stella (in the unicorn dressing gown) with her Dad David and Cousin Rory at the bar. Happy 5th Birthday Stella! xx
- our Daughter Sian's painting on the new Stanage Millstone cheese labels for Cow Close Farm at nearby Hathersage, less than 4 miles away from our ancestral home at Ringinglow!
Here is the list of my paintings for the "Ten Artists Exhibition" at Baslow Village Hall tomorrow and Sunday. The weather forecast is good for tomorrow and not bad on Sunday - come and see us, the other 9 Artists are much better than me.
Ready! My 10 paintings for the "Ten Artists Exhibition" at Baslow Village Hall this coming weekend. Just have to get together all the prints and cards I've produced.... then relax (until Saturday)
White Edge Lodge above the Grouse Inn and Froggatt in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, very close to Chatsworth House. We pass it twice every week on our way from Sheffield to Calver to enjoy 2 of our beautiful grandchildren. My memory is of the house silhouetted above the moor with a threatening sky - I think I might have overdone the threat! Again, I've faded out the edges of the painting to protect the innocent.
Another Travel Poster from the Peak District. Chatsworth House 11.5 miles from our home in Ringinglow Village. Not had the Duke's permission to produce this, so it's not for commercial use!
A fine gritstone edge above the Derwent Valley!
Another Travel Poster, this is Higger Tor about 3 miles from home.
This time in square format.
It was suggested to me to look at ideas for Posters in a vintage style but with the help of more modern techniques (ie. via my computer). Without starting from square one, I used one of my (many) scanned images and with a few adjustments my first effort ended up with the attached. Can you spot the little twist?
Now the Art Show submission season is over I have time to devote to our grandson Ezra's diary again. To cross the busy A623 at Calver between Chesterfield and Manchester we use the underpass (above). It's concrete wall to wall and floor to ceiling like an echo chamber so I can demonstrate my yodelling expertise to Ezra. I think he's impressed. He's in the No 2 pram with Grannie in control. That's Hulleys of Baslow bus crossing the underpass so it must be 10.45 - 15 minutes to coffee time!