A nice job on a damp day, unpacking some new additions to my range of gift cards. I'm happy to post these in NZ - $25 for 5 cards includes postage. Check out my gallery page on korimakostudio.com to see the full range ....
Every season has its own delights to enjoy in our region , winter brassicas (!) spring asparagus , summer stonefruit, autumn feijoas and .....
I get a text from a friend offering "a few' quinces. And then a large carton of quinces arrives. I find these golden globes irresistible , although some people are horrified by their hairy solidness. Over the years I have discovered some delectable recipes for them , baked with red wine and honey till they turn to a pink fluffy mound, quince paste , quince jelly..... and then of course, I need to paint them.
This year I took lots of photos of them on a sunny windowsill before I began dealing with them. While I was taking photos my neighbour wandered past the window - "what's that gorgeous smell? Ah, quince paste drying" - his eyes took on a dreamy glaze, I guess some quince paste will be heading next door.
Autumn is my favourite season at Nelson Lakes. Mornings start out chilly and lead to beautiful sunny days. Why does the sun feel so good for you at this time of year? Maybe I'm storing up endorphins for the winter to go with our big firewood stacks!
This morning I had a call from a local farmer to say that their crop of sunflowers has just burst into bloom , so threw my sketching gear in the car and went off to sit in the sun and enjoy their explosions of colour against a backdrop of deep blue sky.
This is going to be a busy winter , three of my North Island workshops are now full - there are still spaces available at the two day workshop in Whangarei..There is also a beginners two workshop in Marlborough in May.
And this years outdoor workshop may possibly be in Golden Bay in October or November....let me know if you're interested!