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It may be cat heaven but

Christmas was all I hoped it would be. Perfect and tasty traditional fare prepared and cooked at a relaxed pace , a huge pile of chocolates to get through (I’m still working on that one, although you can keep all the coffee flavoured ones, what IS the point of those damn things?), phone calls with family including the charming one with my seven year old nephew telling me very seriously that of course Father Christmas knew exactly which songs  were his favourites to put on his new i-pod befor he wrapped it; visits to the  pub with friends, playing Trivial Pursuits (Yay, I won, which was even more astounding since my man reckons he has never, not ever, at all, lost a game of Trivial Pursuits, well you have this time, fella), played cards – including and especially my favourite all time game, the one I used to play as a child in fits of giggles, and found that even this time, with adults who ought to know better, and two of them who had never heard of the game, “Cheat”,  it was still a game of giggles, fun, wicked laughter and endless and addictive silliness! Yay!

The joy of unexpected surprises, as my man went out on a small errand and come back with the most gorgeous bunch of pale cream roses and white lillies, delighted at my smiling reaction to them as I found a suitable large vase to display them in and hugged him tight.

And also the joy of giving, and being with close and much loved friends.

And over the long weekend, relaxed hours happily blobbing infront of the telly, as Shrek and friends visit faraway technicolourlands and my favourite Pixar film Ratatouille, seen a few times but still fun to watch rats becoming chefs cooking haute cuisine, natch, in high class Paris kitchens.  Watching Mock the Week, QI, and a seemingly endless supply of Carry-On films, still making me smile at their naughty innuendos forty years or more after their creation. Relaxed times…….with jollity and laughter…..

 ……and today an unexpected but most welcome present arrived on the doorstep from far far away (nothing to do with Shrek this one). Thanking the giver for their kindness by email and receiving a reply almost immediately even with the time differences in our lands.

But, today was back to normal, cleaning up the house after the festive visitors, washing glasses, and taking out the many clunking glass bottles to the recyling. Did we reeeealllly drink THAT much wine?

And enjoying every minute of all of the Christmas break, but ready to concentrate again on the work in hand. Because, much as I love the traditions of Christmas what it does do is take time, huge, endless loads of chunks of time. Time to make the fruit cake, buy the presents, wrap the presents, keep the cat off the wrapping paper, decorate the house, clean the house, vacuum the cat, prepare the food, keep the cat off the baubles, write the cards, wrap tinsel around the turkey, stuff the fairy, keep the cat off the Christmas tree, keep the cat off the shiny round easily tappable and oh so tempting decorations, keep the cat’s paws off the cards that I’m writing, make flaming brandy stuffing, and sage and onion pudding, keep the cat off the tree the minute my back is turned, make mincemeat cats and keep the pies off the tree, cook the turkey, keep the cat off the turkey, flame the cat, and make sandwiches of cold sprouts.  

 

But, now that that is all over. I can think again of the imminent jobs a head, a lovely commission to do for Stuart who is as itching as I am to get it started, plus some new walls in a fabulous place to fill with sensual art work, and three of my own paintings to finish. Oh, I’m hungry for it.

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

Comments (8)

  1. Dec 30, 2011

    Ah, but the cats do love to help. Especially with the wrapping, the tree, the unwrapping, the cooking, the mess-making, the mess-tidying, and anything and everything you happen to be doing! Unless, you know, they’re asleep.

    Love the painting – I know you’re surprised 🙂

    xx Dee

    • Jan 2, 2012

      Curvaceous Dee – that’s so right! When I was making plans to leave the house the other day the cat settled himself within paws reach of the Christmas tree and all its lovely shiny baubles and i just KNOW he was thinking “As soon as she’s gone, that tree’s MINE, all MINE!!!!” 🙂

      Aw, that’s great that you love the painting – its called “Double Trouble”! which seemed very apt!

  2. Jan 26, 2012

    I know that you will be successful

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