Detail of my Nightingales and Other Voices exhibit at Snape Maltings recently
I held my first ever exhibition with Angela Harding at Snape Maltings on 5th & 6th April. It was wonderful, tiring, exciting, inspiring and I’m still slightly overawed. I displayed my work as a sort of Victorian collector’s cabinet or tiny museum of songbirds (silver, not stuffed). Angela’s oil paintings can be seen on the wall. My favourite, Walberswick Still Life, in the middle, sold during the exhibition.
A huge thankyou to Angela, Nikki and Alesha at Snape and everyone who came along and helped to tweet about it.
Yesterday Littlest and I found a ladybird. We called her Scarlett and made her a house in a tupperware (with lots of airholes in the clingfilm roof ). Scarlett is pictured above in Littlest’s drawing. I picked several leaves from my roses to provide a three course meal for her (aphids, sigh). She tucked into them with glee. This morning Littlest announced that Scarlett had ‘done some strange yellow poos.’ On close examination I realised they were ladybird eggs! I am to be a ladybird midwife. I hope to be like Chummy (Camilla Fortescue Cholmondeley-Brown) – filled with common sense and Woolton Pie.
We have placed the box carefully next to said roses so that when they hatch into little dragon-ish larvae they’ll have aphid snacks galore. We are considering crocheting microscopic hats for them.
It is Easter. More on this story later. (Exquisite pale teal eggs by Celia’s v clever hens)