Tuesday, September 4, 2007
back to school
Our son has moved up to the big school (23 pupils!) which means no more school bus, now we can walk all the way to school on farm tracks. We were held up in a sheep jam the other day but there are no cars - how blissful is that? It's a great way to start the day especially at this time of year. The light is sharp and clear and you can breakfast as you walk on blackberries, plums and apples.
I came home fully awake and cobweb free and spent a good day collaging. I feel better for having something in that not so pristine anymore sketchbook of mine. I made several collages, each one suggesting the next. On the way back to school this afternoon my eyes felt very open, noticing everything - shadows, fence posts, barbed wire, ploughing lines. So it's back to school for him and back to work for me. (As I write he is out with our neighbour ploughing. He plans to be a farmer and a painter when he grows up!)