But first I met a group of friends and we had a long, long lunch. We haven't been able to meet much this year, for one reason or another, so it was really good to see the girls again.
We chatted and sympathized and planned an exhibition for next summer. We shared our new work with each other and discussed ideas, these days are so inspiring.
On the way home I thought, hmm, Beckford church is just over there. . and I'm glad I did because I had forgotten how weird and wonderful it is. It has a history going back a thousand years and it also has this charming creature (below). He's carved into the chancel arch about half way up and I love him.
There are funny little carved faces peeping out of nooks and crannies all over the place. Lots of pattern and strange leaning arches.
I did a quick sketch of my little centaur creature and a print, which I'll have to do again because I forgot his spear.
The fair maiden below marks an anonymous grave, the wind and rain have done their work on the writing.