I started this blog in 2008 as a space to reflect on my creative journey at that time, and to sell the things I made and stitched. Over the next eight years or so I painted, stitched, crocheted, gardened, photographed, read, cooked, nurtured my family, and wrote about it on these pages. It is a little snapshot of my life during those years, and the many lovely comments bear witness to the beautiful online community of bloggers and artists who supported each others work during that time. I am no longer updating this blog and am now focusing on my art practice of drawing, painting and printmaking. You can find me on Instagram @suemcloughlin
I recently spent a lovely few days in Denmark with a good friend. Today she is stopping over at my house overnight, and I enjoyed making the spare room pretty, with the help of a few flowers from the late-summer garden.
Soon I will post some photos of beautiful Denmark - such a light and airy country with an exquisite aesthetic.
Spring is springing and the blackbirds are singing late into the increasingly light evenings. My thoughts are turning to the veg patch, where the rhubarb I planted last year is tantalisingly pink and lush, but out of bounds until next year to let it get settled in. These wrinkly little chaps are soaking up all the light they can get and sending their little greeny pink shoots outwards and upwards, ready to turn into delicious new potatoes for supper. Fragrant narcissi are illuminating the garden. The Sarah Raven catalogue is the reading of choice. I love spring.