Today’s blog post comes to you from wet and windy Wales! We’re away for the bank holiday weekend in a little apartment called Doc y Gogledd in Llanelli, close to the Gower Peninsula.
While the weather hasn’t been the best, we have enjoyed visiting some of the places nearby and imagining what they would be like on a brilliantly sunny day.
This week I’ve been working hard on my adult colouring book, but it’s extremely slow progress! Thanks to all of you who signed up to my newsletter last week, if you haven’t and you’d like to keep up to date with how it’s coming along, you can enter your details here. Some people have been having a bit of trouble, so if you do, just drop me an email with your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, in the absence of very much creative to show you, here are a few photos from our weekend.
This is Kidwelly Castle. We didn’t go inside, but it looked pretty foreboding from the outside; just imagine being the enemy trying to get in!
Tenby was the next stop! It was raining hard when we arrived so we stopped for some soup in a pub before venturing back outside when the rain had eased off. I would love to sketch this little town; the coloured houses and boats in the harbour are just asking to be painted!
Today we walked around Worm’s Head, with beautiful (if somewhat misty) views over Rhossili Bay one side and Fall Bay (above) the other. Though it looks cold, we actually worked up a bit of a sweat after walking for a while, I was certainly regretting my layers of jumpers!
This photo was taken looking back at the apartments where we’re staying. We’re in one of the back ones without a view, but it’s still nice to be so close to the coast!
Yesterday I caught up with this week’s miniature portrait. I chose Trevor McDonald because Sam suggested I draw an old person with interesting features (sorry Trev!). I forgot to bring my coloured pencils with me so it’s not quite as refined as I’d like, I’ll finish it off once I’m back. This one’s for Paint Party Friday!
And a close up…