Starting the new year with shiny happy people

Starting the new year with shiny happy people

I started the new year in the best way possible as far as I am concerned – surrounded with good friends, happy faces, laughter, jollity, affection, and the company of shiny happy people. There was loud music, there was alcohol, there was food, there was elegance,  but that was all secondary to the good company. And before the last day of the year I’d spent the previous three days with my man’s family and their friends, all who made me welcome even the ones I met for the first time. I think there is always a joy in being accepted even when you meet people for the first time through others, and you have a natural affinity with them because you like the person who introduced you so you know that you will like the other people too. The fact the introductions were through my mans ex wife shows how fond I am of her delightful company and friendship!

Friendship is a wonMaldon Dec 2013003derful thing. I value my friends a lot whilst knowing that friends come and go, you may only know people for a short intense time but have a wonderful connection with them even so. But others are in your life for years and even if you don’t see them for months at a time when you do meet up you are as easy in each others company as always. I saw that on Monday this week whilst walking with my man and his ex wife in Maldon in Essex as they bumped into old friends of theirs from way back who immediately invited us to their boat moored on the quay there for a cup of tea and catch up chat, welcoming me as the new woman in their friends life and treating me with the same ease and banter that they treated their old friends. I felt as if I’d known them years too when we came away laughing and with a promise to keep in touch in the future. Divorce may be the right thing at certain times in life but friends should be able to ride through that and accept the changes but keep the on going friendships.

Every year I meet new friends, and certainly last year I met some really lovely people for the first time, friends I hope will remain in my life for many years.

So, to friends old, and friends new, and friends I am looking forward to meeting this year I wish you a happy and fabulous 2015 and that it is filled with love, laughter, and all that you wish for yourself.

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.

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