Tuesday, August 6, 2013
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
Solly’s house (our handiman factotum) on our smallholding (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa)
No matter the size or location, a true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is moulded.
Another sketch of Solly's house that I did a few years ago