Some Happy Times

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Half term has been and gone, and I took the opportunity to lay down the paint brushes and have some heavenly time out.  Above is a mosaic, capturing some snapshots of that delicious week.  First off, a trip the seaside with my sister and her family; we went to the Norfolk coast and took a long walk on the sea front breathing in the deep gulps of tangy salted air.  The sea was like a mill pond, as calm as you like and dark silhouettes were framed on the shore line as folks walked their dogs, stark against the milky blue sea.

In the park, the aconites were a bright carpet of yellow and a cheery sight for a winter weary soul…there was also time indoors, leisurely breakfasts, time spent baking with my little girl and the acquisition of some new, shiny tins to put our freshly iced fairy buns in.  There were lots of sofa moments too where we just collapsed in front of the telly, where I crocheted or sipped hot, frothy coffee in my pyjamas.

I think we all need time out like this, time away from the computer, from work, from our commitments.  It’s a chance to recharge, reflect and relax.  It was bliss.

Back to work though this week – paintings for the exhibition continue to emerge and I’m on with this one at the moment:

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And I’m also on with some of these…

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These Easter hearts have been a nice little diversion for me, and I continue to sneak the odd one in here and there between my more Serious Paintings.  I am currently offering these through my Facebook Page, so if you are interested in acquiring one for yourself, you are welcome to message me although I must hasten to add that they are very Limited Edition due to time constraints and so only a very small number will be made.

I have some extra time on my hands today, my little girl is at an after school craft club so I’m away now to take advantage of this extra hour, and get busy with my paint brushes again.

See you soon x

A Little Absence…

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Hello lovely readers.

It’s been a wee while since I posted here in Blogland and I felt I had better bob by to let you know why my posting may be a little sporadic over the coming weeks.

In May, as some of you will know, I have my first solo exhibition and I am busy working towards getting my portfolio of work ready for this as well as keeping my little biz ticking over too.  So, whilst I concentrate on painting, I will most likely be around less than usual.  I realise that I haven’t had much time to respond to comments or visit other Blogs to say Hello for some time now, but please don’t think I’ve forgotten you or that I’m no longer interested – that’s just not the case and I hope you’ll forgive me for my lapses.

I’ll try and do the odd post here and there, to share little bits and bobs of what I’m working on with you all.  I also must confess that my poor old ezine has been shelved somewhat of late, and whilst I usually like to send this out once a month, I have to be honest and say that this too will be a more random offering over the next few months.

I’d like to thank you all so much for your visits dear readers, I appreciate all of you who come by and read my little musings and I promise that once my pictures are hung in the gallery that normal service, will at least for the most part, be happily resumed.

With love

Julia x

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