Both humbling and awe-inspiring.    "OLD HANDS Stencils made by blowing pigment over a person's hand dot the walls of Spain's El Castillo cave. One of the stencils has been dated to at least 37,300 years ago." Courtesy of Pedro Saura.

European cave art gets older

Red disks, hand stencils and club-shaped drawings lining the walls of several Stone Age caves in Spain were painted so long ago that Neandertals might have been their makers.

Poppy that I want to paint.

Poppy that I want to paint.

Lovely contrast of red against the wheat.

Poppies in wheat field - buy this stock photo on Shutterstock & find other images.

Precision landing - want to paint it.

Precision landing - want to paint it.

Chinese silk - the Dragon ( Emperor) and the Phoenix (Empress)  - symbols of imperial power in China.

Chinese silk - the Dragon ( Emperor) and the Phoenix (Empress) - symbols of imperial power in China.

Learning how to paint The Chicken in China

Learning how to paint The Chicken in China

River Li Guilin China. Cruise through unusual rock formations.

Cruise through unusual rock formations.

This was the first book I read in French that was written by a French author. I was 14 - just the right age - and I was mesmerised by it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." - The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Bright and optimistic.

Bright and optimistic.

Poppies. I love the way the light shines through the outer petals.

I love the way the light shines through the outer petals.

Nature's cot.

Nature's cot.

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