September felt like a very long month. There was a flying visit to Cornwall to watch my brother graduate, a weekend being a tourist in my own town, and a trip to London. Other than that? Work work work work work.
Two of my best friends got married last weekend (it was such a lovely day, and I cried quite a few times). I wanted to get them something other than the classic wedding present, so I painted this.
The lyrics are from Lover of the Light by Mumford & Sons, which they used for their first dance. I don’t think I’d noticed how wedding-appropriate the lyrics were before this.
I painted a wreath of flowers around the words, mainly in blue (the main colour of their wedding), and included a small banner at the bottom with the date of the wedding.
We’ve just got back from a long weekend exploring Kent. We stayed in a fancy apartment in Whitstable (which was already one of my fave places), and also explored Margate and Broadstairs.
Since I last visited Whitstable, so many awesome shops have appeared on the high street. Ruskin, Frank and Flory & Black were particular favourites. Being inside them for 30 seconds made me want to paint and draw and screenprint and bake and redecorate my house and start dressing better.
There was also the obligatory visit to the Turner Contemporary in Margate, as well as the obligatory coffee in Morelli’s in Broadstairs. And chips on the beach, of course. And a couple of fantastic Turner-esque sunsets.
G was using my favourite 35mm camera, so I pretty much used my phone camera for the whole weekend. I did sneak a few frames in though, when he wasn’t looking: