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Hi , this week has been an unexpectantly busy one for me, I had no idea that older mermaids would prove so popular, but they did , and I have spent a happy morning sorting out orders and getting things in the post. Tuesday I spent a happy evening with my hubby watching the wildlife artist of the year virtual award ceremony, but not with a virtual glass of bubbly !    Amazed at the standard of work  on show , beautifully executed and thought provoking....the winners can be seen on the David shepherd website https://davidshepherd.org/ I think my favourite was...

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May seems to have passed us by this year, as I sit in my studio listening to the wind howling and the rain battering my windows, it feels more like November. But hey ho, the flowers seem to carry on regardless, and maybe so should I. And between showers , we see glimpses of the sun and promise of what is to come I passed an older Devon farmer on one of my walks , my head buried into my coat. He said 'Don't worry maid, if we have a May like this , the June , July and August...

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As I sit here in my studio listening to the rain pattering on the roof, it doesn't seem like just yesterday when I was walking through native bluebell woods. Wondering how on earth I could paint them. I will leave that puzzle for another day but this week I thought, I would tell you, how my swimming ladies came into being. Wow, I had no idea, that some fun times at the beach and my lack of body confidence would resonate with so many of you . A couple of years ago I began painting my swimming ladies, just for...

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Hi with a bank holiday this week and things opening up a bit , everywhere is getting busier. I have also seen friends I haven't seen for a while. I love to walk and being in Devon we are lucky to have 2 coastlines we can get to. On Sunday morning we woke up to blue skies and headed North....wow, it was stunning    The next day on my daily walk , I noticed the cow parsley was beginning to do it's thing, I have a 'thing' for cow parsley so I was ridiculously excited. Finally a trip on Tuesday...

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Thursday's seem to come around every seven days with complete regularity, and I think to myself what on earth shall I blog about this week....I ponder on different subjects until my mind settles on one.  It does feel like we are all slowly unfurling out of our long winter isolation like the ferns  that are appearing in my hedgerows. Life is also getting busier, we can meet again, and even enjoy a drink in a pub garden  I have spoken before about the joy I find in the countryside, we have enjoyed walks further a field than our little village...

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