We've recently popped up to Grasmere in the Lake District. This is a view of Sam Read's Bookshop (yes it is called Read's) This was painted after a previous visit.
It is one of those places that feels like a second home. We are lucky to live nearby to either pop up for the day or a short break. Grasmere is famous for Dove Cottage (Wordsworths quaint old home) and there is a really well stocked art shop (I always go in there) who sell prints of a well known lake district painter William Heaton Cooper, they are brilliant do check them out. Apparently he would sit hours waiting for the right light to sketch from.
Oh, and by the way, I found my old school folder, going back .......... years!!! If you want to take a peek I am putting some on my other blog http://pollyluvspaintingetc.blogspot.com and comparing them to my work now. I thought I'd mention it because although the schoolwork is in poster paint, the other work will be watercolour.
You may have your old school work or memories of painting when you were young. I'd love to hear your stories.