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new plans

Hi, I am back, it has been a busy year for me with a big pause in the middle.
This summer saw me needed but not needed by my boys as their social life
as young men takes a grip.
It was hard to realise that I needed to create my own summer events with and without them and took some adjustment. So new plans arose. I have decided to get a new video created and complete the ' Tip' book by the end of february 2013, this involves me shutting myself away in the studio on the non teaching days and not sidetracking on email etc; ugh, email! it has taken over my life so I aim to get some balance and only answer them in the evening, discipline that is the answer.Any hoo, I haven't been that lazy, I have painted a few new pieces and have lots in the pipeline (see two pictures)
I have some great student work, some beginners and some 'on journey' see the images attached.
Finding new ways to arrange plants on paper
 is always an interest for me, it is what drives me to paint.
I alway…

busy busy busy

Well now, it seems it is impossible for me to find enough time to blog regularly but after a day of updating the website and store I thought perhaps a blog to complete the day.
 I have had one of the busiest springs ever, first with a trade stand at Top Drawer; then Will my youngest having an emergency appendectomy (which meant that both of us had a scary week in hospital but thankfully he is all better); then lots of teaching home and away and then a stand at Country living.
 I managed to squiff my back in the middle of all this, which left me, temporally I might add, with a very strange 'Mrs Apron' way of walking. I had hoped this would enlighten me as to which direction in life I should take, the back sorted that decision and I have decided not to do any shows that require heavy lifting. I am, despite the previous decision, taking part in the Patchings Art Festival which was such fun last year that I felt it was too good to miss, if you have never been then you must go. www…