I started the day by getting an email from Anne from the Clifton Arts Club congratulating me on being selected for the current annual exhibition and my Shoreline piece is going to be in a prime position! Then I had a google chat with my daughter, and whilst I was doing this I started to doodle some cherries.
Seven Discourses on Art
I doodled it in my Seven Discourses on Art book and thought nothing of it. I've had a picture of cherries I've seen somewhere recently, and it had been in my head. This isn't the picture I saw. The picture I saw was of really bright cherries in high contrast that looked so lush they could almost jump off the page and into my mouth.
Cherry Plum Fishes
Then I went for a walk with Rhiannon and Donnie and Dandy Doggins around the quieter natural side of Cosmeston Lake. Lo and behold, there were tiny cherries and plums seemingly everywhere; fallen from the trees and tasting like little sweets.
Whilst we were collecting the fallen fruit and staining our fingers and pockets red, we saw the smallest frog I've ever seen. I jumped onto my hand and Rhiannon took a picture with her phone. Hope it comes out.
Julie Shackson is an artist and designer, working across various mediums and living in Wales