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The Rush Season

Every November is a rush, suddenly I realise that winter show deadlines are looming and preparation for spring events should be well on their way ( and yes, I realise that I had said no more shows, however these were already in the diary).
I miss Slow, when I was little, November seemed the longest month, with preparation for carol services at school, paper chain making and secret gifts made from half dry papermache; it was all one huge, slow, build up to Christmas. November was easily 2 months long but now it is a high speed chase to December that I am destined never to win.
I must admit to being quite chirpy though, as my two boys are doing very well with their music both have secured live gigs before Christmas and both are in very high, animated spirits (see their site
I also, almost have a completed kitchen and with all of my career changing, momentous decisions, it all seems do-able.
I am looking forward to doing a trade show and gift show next year, even in a r…

busy week

Edit HTML Here are some images from my busy week. I have taken shots fro 4 paintings, finished and nearly finished.
This week's theme for me was autumn flowers, images created from the last flowers of the season. Some were added to spring petal pages for variation of colour and shape.


I seem to have got my Mojo back, over the past few months I have had oodles of ideas but no Mojo to do them. Well all that has changed, my time is split between working with Husband, teaching and painting; it has been hard to prioritise the painting as income must come first.
I gave myself a good talking to and have decided to deal with things head on, this means less exhibitions as they wear me out and more time spent on painting for me; this won't be easy with family and work but it will mean less deadlines and running around. Pheew. Now that that decision has been made I can enjoy painting again, so often as artists we feel obligated to exhibit work to sell, sometimes that dictates our whole waking hours, by deciding to do less, I will do more, income will come not from painting pictures but from what i do outside of that. My paintings will spring to life as I will not be thinking commercially but painting the things I love in the style I love. I have cleaned the kitchen and am…

first time

Well this is my first Blog. It is the last day of half term and i am still working on getting my website correctly working. It is so hard when my computer knowledge is so poor, however it will come good eventually. I took January off to re-evaluate life but have discovered that it takes longer than one month to really achieve a complete overhaul. So I have put certain aspects of my life into focus, firstly my fitness and secondly my direction in work. I have found it hard to prioritise but will start with these two things and see how it goes.
The biggest problem has been painting all day one is sitting down and then all the other jobs in the house and mum jobs are all done in a frenetic spasm at the end of the day leaving little time for keep fit. So i have been trying to organise my day to fit the 'fit' in, so far organising this is a bit unorganised but I think I have sorted out a rough routine. The thing for me to realise is that i will never be in a routine so now i know t…