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Plein Air art show, found while walking

The tumbleweeds may have invaded this space lately. That’s the thing about me and this blog. It’s a sort of no pressure, no worry, post when I feel like it or when I have something to say sort of space. And, while I do…

September 23, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Hello from a the end of a fabulous weekend here. The weatherman said this might be the last lovely summer weekend, and so Robert and I got out of town. We drove to the interior of BC, to Summerland, (perfect for a summery weekend,…

September 13, 2015
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Paddle board in the afternoon

Oh how wonderful to be beside the ocean after a summer land locked. I love Oxfordshire but I also love the West Coast. This afternoon we took the paddle board out on BC’s only fjord. Calm water, warm sunshine…nothing better. 😀…

September 10, 2015
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Announcing a new drawing challenge: Pocket

Yesterday R and I went for a walk in a local park. It was so beyond beautiful and autumnal and, last week’s windstorm brought down all sorts of woodland treasures. Of course, me being me, I didn’t bring any sort of bag or purse…

September 8, 2015
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A visit to historic Stewart farm

About an hour away from home, almost at the US border, is a little farm preserved since the 1800s. It’s now run as a little museum/photo/wedding/school trip/other venue. We were driving out in that direction for a car show and I remembered taking a…

September 7, 2015
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Drawing challenge: Tiny

Tiny! What a lovely concept Tammie thought of for this week’s drawing challenge. Thank you so much Tammie. I’m a big fan and a big collector of tiny things. I love to stage found tiny things around the studio as inspiration while I paint.…

August 22, 2015

Today was a good day

Robert just looked at me, smiled and said, “Has it been your kind of day today?” I must admit it that it was! I got to paint all day today. That was a treat. I bought 8 beautiful old maps from ebay. They range…

August 21, 2015
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Friends for a Sunday lunch

Hello from Sunday night everyone. We had the most marvellous weekend round here. Our friends Nick and Sarah drove down from The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, to have Sunday lunch with us. I haven’t seen them for a full year and so was very…

August 9, 2015
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Jump in the line!

So I know I promised everyone a couple more practical classes, and I really mean to get on with them today or tomorrow, (the etched glass is proving difficult to photograph), but this week’s been taken up mostly with getting on with the garage…

July 31, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Oh my goodness life is flying by here in OXON. Robert and I were just saying that we really haven’t had a day off since I got here late June, so we took all Sunday off and did very little apart from sleeping in,…

July 27, 2015