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Today is Thursday, a week already since my last blog. I may look back on these blogs in a few years and think wow, that was the time when we were all in 'lockdown'. New words have entered our everyday lives, shops are shut, people are at home and sadly  people are ill. I think we are all finding new connections, new ways to communicate, and maybe getting a new insight into what it feels like to be isolated ( as so many older people are every day) . I am making more phone calls, have used zoom and skype.,...

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So the lock down continues, and we all play our part . I am in awe of those working so hard and caring for others, I am so sad to read about people who have lost their lives to this horrible virus. All I can do is stay at home , follow the guidelines and hope ( like all of us ) that this ends soon. While we are all safe at home we all miss things, I miss family and friends . After that I miss trips to the beach , I do love the sea. So I thought...

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I promised you all a weekly blog through these difficult times. I am trying my best to think of subjects that may fill an hour or two if you want to give them a go. If anyone wants a specific subject for me to cover then do pop a comment at the end. I  try to make my blogs interesting for those of you who don't paint but like to see what I'm up to and maybe get an insight into my process. I know I enjoy watching people at work , printmaking or crafting but I have no intention...

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Hope you are all well and keeping safe. This time of enforced isolation for many of us feels strange and abnormal. I am lucky enough to work from home and so I am used to time spent in my little studio on my own. However I did make a conscious decision , when I moved to home working not to cut myself off from the world , I like to keep in touch and meet up with friends regularly, as well as doing some teaching including workshops etc. when I can. I miss my book club, my weekly visits for...

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I am sitting here in my garden studio with Spring sunshine streaming through the window, I can hear the sound of a lawn mower in the distance, and anyone looking in on this scene would think all was well in the world. But we all know how different the world seems today for all of us, I think the best way for us 'normal' folk to get through it is to take each day as it comes. I know I am so grateful for the sunshine the U.K. has just now, and a simple stroll around the garden( I know...

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