• Inspirations,  Painters

    John William Waterhouse

    John William Waterhouse is an English painter, who I’ve known about for awhile but didn’t really look much into his work until recently. He was born 6th April 1849, in Rome and painted a total of 118 paintings in his life time. Probably his most famous paintings are that of Ophelia and The lady of Shalott. But my favourite is The Soul of the Rose with all of it’s romance and softness. Waterhouse started painting in the 1870s with his focus on portraiture in a classical style of the Greeks and Romans. Which is fitting, considering he was born in Rome to English parents. He would have been surrounded by…

  • Inspirations

    Colours of the Highlands

    My husband (Ross) and I took a short holiday this May to visit very close friends in Inverness. We had never been to Scotland before, but had heard so many wonderful comments of the beauty the Highlands have to offer. We experienced the fours seasons of the Scottish weather in just a few days of being there – from sunshine and light breezes to snow, hail, rain and chilly winds. But every season showed us a new side to Scotland with a new pallet of colours… It was eye catching to say the least. One of the days, we drove around Loch Ness with the towering dense forests on the…