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Boy it's got cold recently and I know lots of people in the north and Scotland are suffering , some without electricity. I am lucky enough to be sitting in my studio, heating on , and staring out of the window. I am trying to make the most of days that are clear and bright.   and getting together with good friends for our annual wreath making session.  So the year turns and whatever is going on in your world, I hope you can find time to enjoy things.  Perhaps it's time to paint a snowman   This piece comes...

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Hi, another week another Thursday and another new blog. Things are hotting up here in my little studio , busily getting things packaged and ready to be posted . I like to get things done, ready and sent off as promptly as I can, but it is just me, and I can get in a bit of a muddle. I like to go a walk every day to clear my head, and steady myself for the day ahead. The colours seem to change overnight, and the autumn hues this year appear to be especially spectacular. I painted this woodpecker a...

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Autumn is really upon us and the colours here in Mid Deon are hotting up. I am not built for action or adventure, but a good stomp through the countryside, gets my heart beating and my creative juices flowing. The colours recently have just been glorious, and the trees are beginning to pop!   These are 2 of my favourite trees, that are at the top of the lane I walk everyday, it's strange how trees or views can become familiar 'friends' , I never tire of looking at them , but on a day like yesterday, with the sun...

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It's that time of year, when our thoughts turn to remembering all those people who have been caught up in war. Those in the past and unfortunately those who today find themselves caught up in the horror of war. Today I met up with a good friend, for a coffee and a chat, we sat silently at 11 o'clock , in Crediton town square, thankful we live in a peaceful place, in a beautiful part of the world. We gave silent thanks to anyone who had fough to make our world a better place.  You would think that we humans, with all...

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 Devon is looking glorious today , bathed in autumn sunshine, leaves falling past my studio window. The colours are different and interesting on every single leaf. A recent walk to Fingle bridge was so lovely So much to see. Then back home the dahlias are still doing their thing.      I try to get out and about as much as I can, walking, looking and thinking. These are as much a part of the process as painting is. I need to understand something before it can form on the page so observing  things and being excited about how they...

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