Ever optimistic, I set off in wellies to find signs of spring up the lane off The Slade, up to the nature reserve pond and beyond. Having gathered some catkins, pussy willow and added some forsythia from the garden, I settled down to draw, with a view to making a series of small, detailed painted panels to hang in windows.
I sponge a 'matt' of tracing black paint onto the glass and then draw into it, revealing the glass underneath. Here are some pieces ready for firing in the kiln. I then have to wait a day and a half to see how they turn out. Patience required...