The Spring Equinox arrived today at precisely 10.28 am. Hooray! As the forsythia in my garden bursts into life with a splash of bright yellow, signalling that Spring is on its way, the winter blues can be pushed away for another year.
Just waiting for the rain to stop...
Last year I booked myself onto a wood engraving course in February at West Dean College to give myself something to look forward to and help get through winter. It was worth the wait! The college is great, the facilities were excellent and the grounds are lovely. Just a shame it was so cold, windy and grim (I didn't envy the outdoor landscape painting course participants!) but I will go back in better weather to explore the gardens properly. Our course tutor, Chris Daunt was patient, encouraging and really helpful. Watching him engrave with such ease and skill was a revelation. I learnt a lot and hopefully will see this reflected in my work as I continue to practice.
Two prints to start off with.