this is what the world looks like after it has been raining all night! how do I know it was raining I woke up at three (due to coughing husband) and lay wide awake, mind wandering to good-for-nothing-places like: we really need to fix that leaky gutter and rake the leaves to save the grass, but honestly there's not a lot one can do about it in the middle of the night with the skies falling down upon one, so I forced myself to stop thinking these thoughts and as self is also suffering from a severe cold, snotty-nosed and puffy-eyed I found my way down to the kitchen and made self a cup of tea, went back to bed and settled in with an old detective(a Lovejoy if you must know) and sipping hot tea from the mug I felt very snug and content listening to the soothing pit-pat-pit of endless rain above and occasional rumble 'chrghssshhhh' from said husband by my side; eventually I did fall asleep so I cannot be entirely sure it rained all night; I woke up again at 9:30 (bliss) to a beautifully sunny clear day, jumped out of bed, well sort of, had breakfast and off I went into the woods for a walk:
refreshed and more or less clear headed I was ready for the studio
the two pieces on the left are done, the light's not brilliant I'm afraid; notice the lace along the top of left piece from Julie's! as is the circle on the right one (not yet finished)
below details with the light shining upon and through
experimenting with printing onto Julie's lace, promising....