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Announcing a new Drawing Challenge: Shinrin Yoku

Hi everybody, Here is the theme for next weekend’s drawing challenge: Shinrin Yoku Inspired by Chloe’s imminent adventure in Japan, Shinrin Yoku, translated as Forest Bathing, is something she expects to be doing a lot of. How about we look into it ourselves. Let’s…

January 26, 2016
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Beachy love

For the most part it’s been a lovely weekend here on the Wet West Coast. A little treat of sunshine between the rains called us out to one of our favourite beaches, Whytecliff. Some days this beach is pretty empty. Not today though. Loads…

January 24, 2016
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Catching up on the past two days of art

Well, I’ve been really enjoying this first week of my Reflections art journaling course and, since I separated my beautiful (and huge) journal into 14 pages, I’m meant to paint a page per day for this two week course. Ideally. All things being equal.…

January 22, 2016
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Starting something new

Hi everyone, I’m starting something new today. I’ve said this before but I’m pretty excited because the course I signed up for is starting tomorrow. I’ve never taken a live, on-line course before and so am curious to see what this experience will feel…

January 18, 2016
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Drawing challenge: Rhythm

How about a new drawing challenge guys? Welcome to a new year of art, a new year of drawing challenges to keep us going. How did your 2016 start? I know some of us are full speed into wonderful art. I’ve seen so many…

January 12, 2016
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Day out to that magic scrap yard and Wallingford

We looked at the weather app which said that this would be the one sunny day for the next 10. Robbie needed a piece of a vintage car to finish building his steering wheel assembly in Medusa, so off we went to visit the…

January 3, 2016
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Update and a new painting video

Well then, I haven’t finished the magpie yet, but in true Veronica form, I’ve started a new painting, and I have a painting video for you! Last time I went to our market town, I bought some treats for the birds. I love these…

December 27, 2015
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Lunch at the palace next door

“Oh La Di Dah” I said to Robbie, “let’s go to the palace for lunch!” So we jumped into the TVR and roared off down the road for the last day Blenheim is open this year. Don’t be impressed guys. Season passes are pretty…

December 23, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Hello from Sunday night everyone. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours took some twists and turns, but hey, the sun came out for the first time all month! 😀 Today we decided last minute to visit Robert’s aunt Mary-Louise. Mary-Louise is Robert’s…

December 20, 2015
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Market Monday

I went into town to get a sim card for my British phone and to do some shopping today. Usually shopping happens on Wednesdays, because Wednesdays tend to be pretty quiet and there are literally millions of people here who always decide to shop…

December 14, 2015