It’s February already!

It doesn’t seem possible that Christmas has been and gone and January as well! Here in our area of France they tend to leave Christmas decorations up in January, so for the first time since we’ve been here I left our Christmas decorations up until the Burns Night 25th January as we celebrate that as…

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April Fool’s day, poisson d’avril.

Happy Poisson d’avril! After sketching this on the iPad ( with the inevitable inclusion of Gypsy, (and I don’t know why they’re dancing the syrtaki Greek dance, I should have portrayed them dancing the Ukrainian hopak…. that’s for next year’s! ) Anyway, I became curious as to whether other countries celebrate the 1st of April…

Still at it!

As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been attending online art sessions and classes, and I’m totally hooked! On my 70th birthday last year, because of restrictions I was unable to do anything special to celebrate, so as a pressie to myself (selfish I know) I promised myself that if I saw something I wanted…

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all!!

As regards my previous post in October my resolution is completely out the window! I have been busy on Instagram though, here are some snippets of what I’ve been up to the last couple of months. I’ve been taking loads of painting courses some offered by St Ives School of Painting http://www.schoolofpainting.co.uk with various artists,…

Lucy

As mentioned in my last post, we lost our 18 year old cat Lucy on the 15th April. Friend artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins wrote a wonderfully vivid account of her in his Facebook post today, so I’m copying and pasting that to my blog here. I’ve dug out some photos of her at just 2-3 weeks…