Christmas cheer at this time of year

Christmas cheer at this time of year

Christmas is always a potent mixure of emotions for the majority of us I think. There is expectant happiness and shining excitement, but with a feeling of underlying sadness.  Although perhaps the sadness is more so because its the opposite of how we’re supposed to feel. I love to receive Christmas cards from friends, old and new, their […]

Reactions in the wrong direction

Reactions in the wrong direction

Its funny when I write about the art I paint what reactions I get to it. Sometimes I might get a couple of comments. Sometimes I get no response to the pictures. I know that not everyone will like what I’ve done, or at least like it but not enough to tell me about it. But […]

Opening the mind up to creating good art

Opening the mind up to creating good art

I’m always interested to hear about art, and psychology, and of course when the two are used in conjunction with each other, even more so. Earlier on today I happened to stop and have a chat with a neighbour and we exchanged plesantries about Christmas and families as women are wont to do at this time […]

The phone rings

Earlier on today, the phone rings…. “Hello” “Is that Jackie? Jackie Adshead?” the male voice enquired. “Yes it is” “Hello, my name is ***** and I’d like a nude drawing done for my wife for Christmas” “Okay…. what sort of thing were you thinking of?” “Well, I don’t know, maybe something a little bit erotic? I […]

New life blowing in

New life blowing in

After the terrible terrific storms battering the country yesterday I’m just pleased that my only casualty was a piece of solid garden fencing  breaking away from the wooden post holding it, and a large decorative pot outside the front door that holds a camelia I am very fond of blowing over. The pot and shrub didn’t suffer […]

Random question with a capital THE

Random question with a capital THE

Whilst sitting quietly relaxing amongst friends, a dark haired woman I didn’t recognise asked me… “Are you the artist?” “Yes I am” I said with a smile as I looked over at her. “Are you any good?” “Yes, I am!” I asserted with a big grin. “Can you paint a picture of me and my […]