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Art…….french style!

Art…….french style!

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And here we are, as the French would say ‘wallah!’

This is my finished piece of art work (that I just completed today….yay!) which is centred on the trip I recently took with my sister to a lovely place in France known by the name of La Rochelle.

On my piece you will find the real La Rochelle shells that i collected on the beach whilst we were there as well as cuttings from French magazines,…

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My latest creations

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This is the wedding anniversary card that I made for my parents earlier this week.  I used coloured cardboard, buttons, tin foil and stick-on crystal gems.  (They loved it btw!)

My Mum was also kind enough to teach me how to use her sewing machine on Monday and, although it wasn’t the most expensive and sophisticated of machines, it did me just fine for my first little go.  Here is what I…

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Wednesday 2nd July 2014 (part one)

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 (part one)

On the bus on Ile de Re – Just gone 11.30am.  Sunshine.  Tired.  Sleepy.  Hungry.  Positive-hearted.

Cute dogs x 2.  Le Francais…..le chien, ‘rest la’ = stay there.

Man with pink shirt……guided tour to La Rochelle in his best English even though I’ve already spent a few days here.  Nice, kind, friendly – I’d like to think that I will try to be just as nice and understanding to foreigners when I’m…

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Street art with heart

Street art with heart

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Last week on a trip to France I had the opportunity to do some street art spotting of my very own. I’m a big fan of the likes of Banksy, Icy and Sot, Be Free and others so this was a real treat for me to say the least! My favourite ones are the girl with the mask and the multi-coloured girl in the cowboy hat. To me they are like coming across pieces of treasure in the world hidden for…

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Day 17 - ‘This book will change your life’

Day 17 – ‘This book will change your life’

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My Benrik challenge of the day was to put a stamp on a banknote and to send it out into the world.  In an surreal/film-like world where anything is possible then one day someone I know will come across it again (or perhaps I will myself?) and rejoice at the miracle of coincidence in the world.

So if anyone chances upon one like this one day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, ok?

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Naming inanimate objects

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What is it about giving names to inanimate objects that is such fun? For some reason it is a talent that seems to come most naturally to me and the more I do it the more of a habit it becomes. My car is appropriately named Daisy (a Dive blue Ford KA with a daisy aerial topper!), the wooden bird that my parents brought me back from their recent trip to Cuba is named Hemingway (after Ernest……..who…

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What I like to call ‘expressionism’!

What I like to call ‘expressionism’!

If you have taken a gander at my About page then you will have seen the photos that I have on there taken using my phone ‘selfie’-style.  A friend of mine recently said that there is no limit to the amount of fun that she can have if she is given both a mirror and camera to play around with and I’m coming to realise that this is so true.

Even if one feel’s as though this simple task is something…

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I heart art!

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Finally, the time has arrived……………today I completed my latest piece of art work which I have been working on for quite a while.  I’m rather proud of it as it is the first piece displayed on canvas (purchased from one of my favourite shops for affordable art supplies, The Works……..love it!), so it feels a bit more special and as though it has greater meaning than…

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Jupiter Artland

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Yesterday my sister (who lives and works in Edinburgh) sent me these great photos from a place that she visited with her friend at the weekend.  It was called Jupiter Artland and it definately sounds like it’s worth a visit if you like art which works specifically with the landscape/environment.

These were my favourites of the photos she sent as they are incredibly…

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A little bit of mess never hurt anyone!

A little bit of mess never hurt anyone!

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Today I went into the primary school  at which I volunteer on a weekly basis and started helping out organising the painting of the backdrop for Robin Hood, which is the school play that the children will be performing in about a month’s time.  I was given a group of year 4 children (the best in their class at art!) and today we did loads of painting with brushes and sponges on a HUGE piece of…

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