Happy Blog birthday

Happy Blog birthday

When I decided to start writing a blog for my website, I had no idea how long it would be for… I thought I’d try it and see how it progressed..so long as I had something interesting to write about. And it seems that 1137 blog posts later that I still have something to say… […]

Wishing on a very special Kentish tree

Wishing on a very special Kentish tree

Ever since I visited Coldrum Long Barrow Stones near Trottiscliffe in Kent, I’ve been wanting to paint them, and in particular the wishing tree that stands near to the stones. I was told before I went that each ribbon tied to the branches was a wish, that someone had left there…I wasn’t aware how MANY […]

Celebrating the best of Kent

Celebrating the best of Kent

Every so often I see a place I absolutely adore regardless of the time of year, and West Malling is one of those places! Its a village in Kent, and one I first visited whilst on holiday a few years ago. My husband and I did consider it as one of the places we could […]

Gardening with inspiring colour

As the year starts to look like winter is slowly ending, and spring is on the windswept horizon, (on this bitterly cold windy day!) I am thinking of changes I want to make in the garden. There is something I want in my garden that I don’t currently have… It’s a tree that I always […]

Stepping up the gold aspect

Stepping up the gold aspect

A few weeks ago I met a woman who lives in the same village as me and since we got on well was invited around to her house for a chat and cup of tea, as women do! And whilst I was there of course I was interested in the artwork and decor of the […]

Happy New Year with a golden touch

Happy New Year with a golden touch

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and one hopefully full of happiness.. we are all still very aware of the Covid pandemic and how its affecting any plans for the year! And never quite sure if plans are going to get cancelled unexpectedly…. I ended last year on a high regarding sale of artwork and […]

Happy Christmas to all who read this

Happy Christmas to all who read this

As Christmas approaches, I am as always reminded of how the year has progressed and the importance of friends and family. In the cards I’ve sent out I’ve sent my usual summary newsletter summing up the year, and look forward with delight in receiving updates on the year from old family friends, family, old neigbours, […]

Revisiting Mow Cop

Revisiting Mow Cop

I was contacted by a guy in October who wanted to buy a painting of mine I did some time ago. Its of a place called “Mow Cop” which is a wonderful folly high on the hills on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border overlooking the surrounding countryside. Its painted in watercolours and measures 14.5 x 10.5 inches. […]

Celebrating Dickensian Festive cheer again

Celebrating Dickensian Festive cheer again

Two years ago I was delighted to go along to the Rochester Victorian Christmas weekend at the beginning of December…and had been looking forward to going last year too but of course like everything else last year it got cancelled.. So I was delighted to see a few weeks ago that it had returned this […]

Thats put a smile on my face

Thats put a smile on my face

Yesterday I went for my usual walk around the village, its the walk that I love whatever the weather and time of year as I see trees, and nature, flowers, horses, houses, and gardens, big skies and my favourite oak tree. As I came back from the walk I could see a woman outside a […]