Wednesday, July 4, 2012

When Spring Comes Round


     Every spring the above landscape becomes a mass of cars and tents and people. This is the Waimate North Show which we go to every November. I guess is the same as a country fair for there are horses, cows, sheep and goats and more farmyard animals, there are also exhibits; contests from woodcutting to singing to flower arranging; cooking shows in the big cooking tent; and many rides to choose from as well as paint-balling in the little forest nearby, and then there are the stalls which people in happy holiday moods browse around all day. This year I am going to try have a stall of my own there. 

     I was going to have one last year but my sisters wedding was on the same day. And so I am planning it for this year unless something else happens to prevent me. It means allot of work painting pictures to sell as I don't really have any of my own work that is any good hanging around. I'll mostly do horses because most of the people there are somehow or other involved with the big horse event which is the biggest part of the fair. There are two days of it and on the second day there are only horses.

     At the moment I am working on a collection of horses in watercolour and watercolour pencil. I hadn't worked with watercolours for awhile so it's nice to get back to using them. 

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