Hello...... at the beginning of last year before I even started writing the blog, I decided for one of my resolutions that I would under take a view from the window photo project. So each month I have taken a photo of my favourite view from our home. Taken from our landing window that looks out across fields to our local windmill. Which I'm thrilled to say that after many years is now working again I was overmoon happy to see the sails turning for the first time at the beginning of last year, simple pleasures I'm easily pleased. As you probably know if you're a regular reader each month I've been sharing the view from the window pictures as part of my 'Pick and Mix post.
So here we are,are you ready to see a years worth if images, it's just so lovely to see how the seasons change this view and the windmill facing different directions depending on the weather.
I do so love this view, whether it be frosty cold, Spring blossom or Autumn mists, I'm so pleased I decided to take a picture each month and now have this lovely record. I'm desperately hoping that the plan to build houses on the fields falls through, as in my opinion it's one of the loveliest views we have around here but I guess only time will tell.
As I mentioned a few posts ago 'here' one thing I have decided to try and do this year is a little more art, not because I'm very good at it, as I'm not but because it something I enjoy and find really relaxing. So here's my first picture for the year and well it just had to be really 'My favourite view' from the house.
I added the Horse Chestnut tree from the garden into the foreground with a bit of artist licence as I noticed the other day while stuck in bed, that with the leaves missing from the tree you can see the windmill and fields from my bedroom window.
The picture is in coloured pencil and outlined in ink. Seeing as I've not attempted to draw a landscape in many year I think it turned out OK. In the end I decided to go for a wintry scene as snow requires much less colouring. In all the picture took me about a week, with my pacing program doing a little at a time
Well thats it for today, I hope you are all having a good weekend