Monday, 23 January 2017

Kensal Green Cemetery W10 NW10

"But there is good news to hear and fine things to be seen
 Before we go to paradise by way of Kensal Green."

(G K Chesterton)















For 30 years a total abstainer and ardent pioneer and champion by pencil word and pen of universal abstinence from intoxicating drinks.

(Monument to George Cruikshank)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

St James's Park SW1

"A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might just be that he can't find a parking place."

(Paul Theroux)







"London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know."

(Oscar Wilde)

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Fishpond Woods SW20 and Putney Vale Cemetery SW15

"All our wisdom is stored in the trees."

(Santosh Kalwar)









"By respecting the trees, you prove that you are a person who deserves to be respected."

(Mehmet Murat Ildin)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Wimbledon Common SW19

"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."

(Herman Hesse)











"A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things."

(George R R Martin)

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Have a good Christmas and 2017 and thank you all for visiting the Fine Line and Studio Blogs





Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Wasdale

" For me, drawing is a question of death and life. Everyday I draw, I write, I do something."

(Marjane Satrapi)













" When you are older, you realise that everything else is nothing compared to drawing and painting."

(David Hockney)





Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Rydal Water and Grasmere

"The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light."

(Malcolm Lowry)









" Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill."

(John Muir)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Buttermere

"The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits."

(Alfred Wainwright)















"But not even Hitler can damage the fells"

(Beatrix Potter)