Remembering to be grateful

Remembering to be grateful

I write about one hundred Christmas cards every year, remembering friends, and family, neighbours old and new, and its also a good opportunity to keep in touch with my (MANY!) cousins far and wide, friends in other countries, and those scattered over England. I also try to remember others who I have met in the […]

Immersing into a new Victorian Christmas

Immersing into a new Victorian Christmas

Part of the excitement of moving to Kent was wanting to get involved with the seasonal celebrations of the area. I heard about the Charles Dickens Victorian Christmas Festival  held in Rochester about six years ago and knew that it would be high on my list of experiences I wanted to get involved in whenever […]

My everchanging canvas

My everchanging canvas

When we came to buy this house in Kent, we fell in love with it for many reasons. We were aware it was on top of a hill, but that was secondary to the main features of size, position, neighbourhood, practicality of house and garden, all the tiny details that are important about living in […]

In the frame and under it!

In the frame and under it!

When it was my birthday in August my darling husband enquired a few weeks beforehand as to what I would like as a present from him. I smiled and said “That’s easy!” and when he asked with some trepidation “How easy?????” I laughed and said that I had known as soon as we moved to […]

New tricks to learn

New tricks to learn

I thought I’d learnt a lot about art, and painting in the years I’ve been doing it.. I didn’t think there was much I didn’t know about it. But I have recently, in the last couple of weeks, learnt that there is a new technique that I was unaware of. When I was shown it, […]

Becoming Kentish

Becoming Kentish

Its been such a busy last few weeks but I can start catching up with my blog now with updates. After most of my life living in the Burton on Trent/Derby area I have moved to Kent. Its been almost seven years of wanting to do that, and planning it, and now I am finally […]

From the man I never met

From the man I never met

An eagle eyed friend of mine sent me this a couple of weeks ago.. it was from Repton Parish Magazine and a thankyoue letter from the man I never met, who I did the commission for of St Saviours Church Interior, in Foremark, South Derbyshire.

Revamped naked woman

Revamped naked woman

I have been asked over the years to do some very interesting commissions for various clients, but one of the most difficult ones was asked of me recently. A friend of mine who I have done artwork for before showed me a tattoo design that her friend had, but didn’t like the artwork so much […]