I have always enjoyed walking.
When I returned to the UK in 1993 and moved to Crickhowell, Wales (The Magical Town of Crickadoon) I made the decision to stop driving.
This image of one of the landscapes I walked in every day during the twelve years that I lived and worked in Crickhowell, is painted over an old sketch. I am using a mix of watercolour/gouache.
Having lived and worked in the States for twenty eight years and at times felt as if a car was attached to my body, I decided – no more.
I must admit that driving was never something I really enjoyed, unless on an open, empty road where I never had to parallel park!:)
This meant organising my life in such a way that I could walk to everything, and that’s what I did and continue to do today.
As long as I could get the basics…i.e. food and art supplies, I didn’t need a car….and when living in Crickhowell, I could walk to thirteen pubs, all of which served very good food:)
Living in greater London, I am well placed in terms of having all my needs met within walking distance and public transportation is excellent. (of course we do have deliveries of just about everything today, including art supplies.)
I continue to walk somewhere every day and find the rhythm of walking to be an excellent form of meditation…often a time when ideas come to me.
a time when I am able to think of Magical Hummingbirds…..