Thursday 3 February 2011: Mrs Black Cap
Busy day. We had a real live artist in school this morning. She specialises in large paintings of crowd scenes ie the inside of a pub or a busy market and she employs a strange perspective, sort of looking down into the scene. Her figures are a bit Beryl Cook, a bit Stanley Spencer and very recognisable. She wants to do a painting of the the inside of the school and all the things that go on therein so spent the morning with a very large sketchbook, doing individual drawings of the children. You can check out her work hereThe end results will be very interesting!
I met Margaret, a former colleague for lunch and we talked mightily for two hours. There was a lot of catching up to be done!
Now I have to go off to an early evening book launch - I'm hoping I might get a review copy. The book in question is 'The Polytunnel Book 'and it takes you through your polytunnel month by month!! probably more exciting than it sounds!
The other excitement today was the identification of two Red Polls at the bird feeder, a male and female. I did get a couple of blips but not madly good. I did manage to get this female Black Cap (who actually has a brown cap) - also very exciting as they are rare winter visitors.
Ok, some toast, off to the book launch then I will return later!