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Hello from Sunday night, video edition

Hello from Sunday night guys. I made you a little “watch me paint” video. It’s 10 minutes long and so I hope it’s not too boring.

Last night we had a lovely open fire to warm the house.
It’s a bit of a challenge to rein in this kitten of ours. Here he’s sitting on the coal barrel on top of a couple logs to stop him getting into the coal…

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…and you can see his little cat brain working over-time trying to plot a way to get onto the other side of the fire grate where he knows he’s not allowed.

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But open fires are very welcome here these days.

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It’s not that cold, but it’s so manky and humid that everything feels damp.

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I was at my art desk, painting a little magpie on a piece of Mendelssohn, and the shmarko had a real dilemma because he couldn’t decide whether he wanted to kill the paintbrush in my hand or sneak over to my feather collection while I’m too busy to notice.

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I found this music book at a charity shop a year or so ago, and have loved the old pages, which have conveniently lost much of the binding and so are very easy to take apart.


It seems like this was a well loved book. I suppose it used to belong to Doris Parsons, who wrote her name on the front page in this beautiful calligraphy, and then she slit four little lines in the next page to hold this photo of the composer. I’ve never come across such a personalised book before.


I’m so glad that I do what I do, especially when I find a much loved book like this one, and am able to give some most of its pages a second life.

I’ve been watching a few YouTube videos lately and following a couple of vloggers, and I was wondering if maybe I could make a video here or there. I know I have a YouTube channel but have never tried to make art videos. Well then what do we say?

That’s right, how hard can it be?

*note to self: turn the radio off when narrating the next video! πŸ˜€

Comments: 10

  • December 13, 2015

    Beautiful post! Beautiful video!

  • December 13, 2015

    What a lovely video. It is so nice to hear your voice. I am always so fascinated that the voices of my North American women friends, heard in videos they post, are so very similar. Y’all sound alike to me! Lol. In a good way, of course πŸ™‚ And I love the photos here, such wintry charm in them.

  • December 13, 2015

    Please continue to do videos. I also enjoyed the comments about how the music book was personalized.

  • Jo

    December 13, 2015

    OH that was wonderful – I was mesmerized the whole time. Loved hearing your sweet voice and watching you paint was amazing. I’d love to see more and more of them. Your method is wonderful and I’d like to try some one day.

  • December 13, 2015

    Veronica, I really enjoy all your posts and your video was wonderful to watch. It’s fascinating to see a real artist at work and to hear how you do it. I’m looking forward to future videos on this piece! Thanks so much.

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    December 14, 2015

    Mesmerising is right – really enjoyed the video – a window into a secret world – thank you so much – XX

  • Christie

    December 14, 2015

    Loved hearing and seeing your process, and in real time, instead of one of those fast forwarded herky-jerky kinds of video. Very peaceful and inspiring.

  • daryledelstein

    December 14, 2015

    another medium conquered!

  • December 17, 2015

    I watched the whole video quite fascinated…thanks..

  • December 25, 2015

    Beautiful images V so very special .. Oh how I wish I could paint! πŸ˜€

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