July 08, 2010

8th July 2010

8th July 2010

On Tuesday Wendy and I arranged for a painting session in the meadow. It was a glorious day and we had lots of eager artists happy to sit in the sunshine and draw and paint.

Many chose to draw the sculpture though some drew the hives.


They made some lovely comments.

“What a glorious place – so near to houses and yet a world apart.

Thanks to all those who have made it happen.”

Christine Sutton, Old Milverton

“Loved the foxglove sculpture in peaceful meadows with waiving purple

thistles covered in Meadow Browns, Marbled White and Tortoishell

butterflies. Also the odd bee or two!”

Julie Unitt, Warwick

“Relaxing morning in this lovely meadow looking at the bright foxglove.

Will return next year to see the bees and wildflowers.”

Rosemarie Perry, Norton Lindsay

Everyone arrived about 10:00am and walked up to the meadow from the Arts Centre. Then they sat and drew until about noon when everyone met up for a picnic lunch before drifting off home thoroughly refreshed from a relaxing morning.

Wendy and I gave each participant a packet of borage seeds (provided as bee food by Mick Smith our beekeeper), a booklet from the WI full of information on how and when to plant bee friendly plants, and recipes for food made using bee related products.


The people who attended this event came from Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and villages as far away as Norton Lindsay and Fenny Compton. This was a completely different demographic from the weekend when most people had been related to the local community.

Ann Loscombe

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