Rainham Association for Village Events (RAVE) held an Arts Fair in the grounds of Rainham Hall, a lovely old Georgian House, and part of the National Trust. (all blue text is a clickable link)
Beryl and I perused the stalls, talked to stall holders - saw some lovely artwork, which I would happily have linked to, but the lady had no website! How modern am I that I was shocked she didn't?
I love these little art and craft events and I always try to support them somehow. I managed to buy one hand knitted hat for my winter walks with Missy - who has been written about in a National Trust book " Give a Dog a Home, True Tales of Courage and Survival"
I also found some inspiration in the churchyard next to the house, as you can see with these two photos. They'll make it into paintings one day!