Hello everyone, here are my perpetual journal pages for October. This morning was the first frost of the year and it is interesting to look back and see my recoerds of when the first frost came over these last few years. Oct 27 in 2019. sept 28th in 20202 and Nov 2nd in 2021. With the clocks going back and now some a chill to the air it does feel that winter is on its way but just now we are enjoying the wonderful colours of Autumn.
Now in the third year some of the pages are beginning to fill nicely and the record of what I have spotted and drawn each week so interesting to look back on. I enjoy turning a new page to see what happened in the last few years. I would recommend anyone to do it, your drawing improves immensely and your knowledge of nature too. Find Lara Gastinger on Instagram and follow her, it is her idea of a botannical perpetual diary. I have just got back from a holiday in Devon and am looking forward to working on October pages. I am also starting a holiday journal. Find me on Instagram louisemaywatson for daily updates.
These are some of the pieces that sold at the Rodmarton Crafts Alive exhibition last week. It was so sucessful, a glorious five days to meet thousands of visitors and such a wonderful setting in the beautiful Arts and Crafts Cotswolds Manor house. There was so much to see on all three floors of the house and outside in the wonderful gardens. 70 Craftspeople took part and there were talks, demos, workshops and live performances. Well done Glos Guild of Craftsmen for staging such a celebration of Craft. I met so many lovely people, all so supportive and admiring the work. I am having a quiet week this week to come back down to earth! If you missed it you can go to the gallery at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham, open Weds to Sat 10 -4, to see amazing craft for sale all year round.