…had a wonderful time away up in Welshpool, staying in a converted  barn at Tynllwyn Farm, the area is stunning, rolling hills, sweeping fields, historic building littered everywhere and endless inspiring scenery.

Ray my partner & I took all three dogs – the boys, Basil, Bryn and Qi – it was quite an adventure – puncture before we even got going! But it was lovely to see my lovely aunty Sonia and check on my mum & dad’s graves in the incredible location of Maesgwastad Cemetery in Welshpool.

I have been struggling with my art, for months but I ploughed  through my sketch book page after page doing pencil sketches of the landscape, some memory ones too – while we were still at the cottage…  I also got the Nikon out and took loads of photo’s – still struggling with light!!! Basil modelled for me as he bathed in the sunshine – he also did an incredible thing when I went over to my Nan’s grave to put a pot of daffs on it he laid right on top – I got rather choked – but raised a smile to my Nan – she absolutely loved dogs and had all waffs and strays in the house.

So now feeling inspired again – so now planning a larger piece of art work from the sketches I have done from the trip – so keep you posted…

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