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So we move from Summer into Autumn, watching the colours change and the world turns. I have marvelled like most of you at nature's ability to keep going, Has this year has been particularly spectacular? or have we just ( perhaps) taken the time to enjoy it more. Marvel at the small things as the bigger picture has been one I have wanted to view so much. I love foxgloves, I love spotting the first one in early summer, and then the last ones still going into August and even September, here is a blog about trying to be loose and paint...

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I have just returned from another short trip to Cornwall, to one of my favourite places ,Sennen Cove. I think some places just get under your skin for many many reasons. Sennen is just such a place ( for me) , I have always loved the sea, since being a small child. I have always collected shells and rocks, beach combing is a contemplative , peaceful occupation ( and much cheaper than shopping!). I love it! I love the sound and smell of the sea, I love swimming in the sea, and as an artist I love to look at...

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So after a week away , and 2020 being the year it has been we all have a lot to reflect on. I can't begin to imagine the year some folk have endured , losing people they love and not being able to be with them ....and carers having to be people's families and loved ones at the most difficult of times.  We owe a lot of people so much. Many of us , thankfully haven't been through that trauma but we have suffered , being away form people who mean the most, missing contact with friends, feeling isolated and...

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Hi everyone, I feel i am becoming more and more British by the week, beginning each blog commenting on our good old British weather. Last week was way too hot, this week we have had torrential rain, winds and much, much cooler temperatures. Summer now seems a long way off. Today we are seeing some welcome sunshine, but a breezy day , perfect for getting that washing dry, blowing the cobwebs away and starting afresh. This year has been a challenge by any stretch of the imagination, all over the world we are united in our dread of this awful...

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Hello, from a very very hot Devon, all of us here in the UK are sweltering in a heat wave, temperatures have been very high, especially for us Brits ( we're not really set up for days in a row over 30) . Add my hot flushes onto that and you have one very hot artist , hoping things cool down a bit in the next few days. Yesterday my studio hit 40c    Time to leave and head for the river  Phew it was good to cool off, even for an hour or 2. My garden is looking a...

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