Tuesday, 16 February 2021


"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."

(Virginia Woolf)


"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask whats for lunch."

(Orson Welles)

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Early am

 "It is the common wonder of all men, how, among so many million faces, there should be non alike."

(Thomas Browne)

"The trees show definitions of themselves subtly like the faces of man."

(Daniel J Rice)

Monday, 25 January 2021

Bushy Park

 "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul."

(Max Ehrmann)

"You know me, I think there should be a big old tree right there. And lets give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.

(Bob Ross)

Monday, 21 December 2020

Merry Christmas

 Thank you for visiting the Fine Line and the Studio Blog, in what has been a remarkable and difficult year for us all. I hope that you all have as good a Christmas  as possible and that 2021 brings all the good things that you wish for. 

Stay Safe


Sunday, 13 December 2020

A lane in Hampshire

 "I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."

(Henry David Thoreau)

"No spring or summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

(John Donne)

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Burnham Beeches

"When great trees fall,

rocks on distant hills shudder,

lions hunker down

in tall grasses,

and even elephants

lumber after safety."

(Mayer Angelou)

"Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year."

(Chad Sugg)

Monday, 26 October 2020


"Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themselves in the process? I find forests uncluttered the mind with each breath the trees afford me."

(Michael Poeltl)

" Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."

(Suzy Kassem)

Friday, 25 September 2020

Dr Syn

"A pious and proud minded cleric, with a great taste for good Virginia tobacco and a glass of something hot as for the penning of long sermons which sent everyone to sleep on Sundays."

(Russell Thorndike)

"A tall, slender, charismatic man with a commanding presence. Dr Syn was a man who would have succeeded in any career."

(Mathew Baugh)