Do you know when you're walking down the street, passing shops you've never seen before, and then suddenly you see something that you just have to have? I experienced that on my holiday. I saw something and it spoke to me through the shop window. It stared me dead in the eye and called my name. The shop happened to be closed at the time and I had no choice but to go back to my caravan - but it haunted me all night. It plagued my dreams and I could hear it crying out to me despite the miles that were between us.
Next day I ventured back to that shop during open hours and bought it. So, what was this item that gripped me so?
It was this picture by Anne Stokes, titled 'The Oak King'. But it wasn't just a normal picture. It was a scroll that hangs on your wall. I glanced it briefly whilst walking passed, done one of those comedic double takes and then spent the next ten minutes with my nose stuck to the window as I peered in. It wanted to come home with me and I didn't let it down. It's now sitting on my wall to the right, staring at me with content and I can't help staring back at it. It captivated me and I hope it captivates you just as much (or at least understand why I was so easily pursuaded to part money for it).
So here it is, 'The Oak King' by Anne Stokes.
Enjoy and have a fab weekend...