2012 saw us travelling again:
pink water lilies
and the white temple in Chiang Rai in Thailand in January.
Luang Prabang in Laos at the end of January
and the sunbirds nesting outside our window in Thailand produced 2 babies.
In March we went to Hamburg for our friends’ wedding, our first visit there – bitterly cold but we’d love to return
In April I took my parents, aged 88 and 91, on holiday for a week to Lynmouth in north Devon, in the UK
July saw us cat-sitting for friends in Germany and I took this photo of allium flowers in their garden. I used what I’d learned in one of Kim Klassen’s lessons in Beyond Layers to make this storyboard
In August we went on our trans-European trip passing through France, Italy and Germany. This photo was taken in the mountains above the tiny hamlet of St Ours near the Franco-Italian border.
In Italy we visited Pisa,
and Assisi, to name but a few of the wonderful sights we saw
In Alsace we found the virgin with the opening stomach.
Towards the end of the year I concentrated on creating more digital artwork using Photoshop Elements
and used some of these manipulated photos in my sketchbook project which I have now sent off to the Brooklyn Library for its 2013 project.
We will be travelling again in 2013 so there will be more photos and more stories, I hope.
Thank you for following my blog and I wish you all a happy and healthy new year.