Artichokes are cheap and abundant at this time of year here in Sicily. There is even an artichoke festival in April that takes place in the small town of Cerda, not far away. The artichoke above is no more as I cooked and ate it straight after this painting.
This week brought some nice goodies through the post, a giveaway from Graphic artist Marsha Baker including some lovely earrings made from old bicycle chains. Chainspiration
Thank you Marsha.
Also in the same delivery was a new book I'd ordered, with lots of wonderful photographs of sketchbooks.
The weather here has been lovely the past couple of days so I was able to have a walk down the dusty lane with the dogs. There is plenty of almond blossom out and some buzzy bees too, making it feel as if spring is really here, I hope it lasts!