We rented a cosy little cottage that was in their back garden. You will find Toby's and Joe's art everywhere in their 104 year old house, creating a very warm home filled with personality.
Look at Toby's studio! It was inspirational just to sit in there. Is this lady prolific or what???
Toby's graphic pieces adorning their kitchen walls.
Cutting a slice of freshly baked bread in the morning meant being greeted with a stare from Toby's "Crete Cow".
These are her extra large salad bowls. Really really really beautiful.
Their front entrance. The large painting is one of Toby's earlier works, entitled "Self Love".
Toby's painted ceramic dishes and wooden pieces found their way into the guest bathroom too.
And look at this... a declaration of their love for each other, etched forever in concrete on the ground. :)
Before we left, Toby gave me a little surprise with a photo of a ceramic dish that she had just painted in tribute to our time spent in their home. This was truly amazing and touching. I simply MUST get this plate when it's all fired and completed!
When I later arrived back in Singapore, Toby's large dish settled in comfortably in my home living room...
...while her painted butter dish happily nestled in amongst my things on my home studio shelf! Toby certainly inspired me to paint and draw again! (I eagerly await the next time that I would get to see Toby and Joe again!)