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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

πŸŒΏπŸ’›πŸŒΏEaster Escape 🌿🐣🌿

The Easter holidays has been a rather jolly, busy time of exploring, meeting up with family and my partner stevie had a well deserved five days off work...sooo lovely to have more freedom too. ⛵πŸ’™πŸŒŠπŸšπŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ’™⛵


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It was lovely to have a bit more freedom to explore this Easter bank holiday with the lock down being lifted, still with guidelines on social distancing, meeting outside...  
Living so close to Cornwall but being in lock down and keeping to strict rules on staying local we just hadn't seen the sea in months!... We had greatly missed the Cornish and Devon coastlines. And only about 35 min drive away are some beautiful, breathtaking coastal bays... Like Whitsands Bay, Portwinkle and Kingsand, Cawsands... Oh' I do like to be beside the sea!. 
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Wonderful to hear the sea, do some beach combing and pebble skimming... Looking through the rock pools and watching the waves roll in... The weather was so warm and sunny the first 3 days of the Easter bank holiday but then the wind chill and cloudy skies with hale stones and sleet set in... 
(ferry boat landing on the shoreline) 
We've had some wonderful walks... Through the woodland at Dartington Hall, cotehele and on Dartmoor. We've taken picnics every day. 
Its so wonderful to see the land come alive with the arrival of SpringπŸ’›
I've still been busy painting... This is a work in progress lots still to finish offπŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ
πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ A busy few months of art work during lock down... 

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I'm still having issues with commenting as mentioned in my last post... 
I hope you've been enjoying  
the Easter hols? So wonderful to meet up outside with family members again too. 
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Sunday, 28 March 2021

🌿🌼Spring Equinox🌼🌿

πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏAll the new shoots bursting up from the ground... Such a welcoming sight after the bleak moments of winter... The blossom flowers, Daffodils, primroses... So much beauty for the start of Spring πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ
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I welcome Spring with big wide open arms! 🌿
A walk along the moorland lanes and back via the my market town church yard... 
All the new shoots, first bluebells and so many primroses... 
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Enjoying all the beauty of Spring has inspired two new paintings... Both a work in progress... Keep starting lots of paintings but need to finish off the details... The pink Spring hare with tea & cake is a large A3 painting I've spent 3 days on it, quite a few hours... I've been trying out new paints too and layering up the details... Still quite a lot to do... I think it will make a lovely print. 
Easter hedgehog & hare painting
I can't wait to get prints of my art printed again...
My poor neglected etsy shop... Hopefully, might be updated by the end of April. 
I've been busy decorating some hen eggs... And photographed them in a nest that came down in the gales last lock down... 
Spring shelfling display... Cheers my soul looking at it... 
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Happy Spring days... 
Soon be out of lock down hopefully and can get around a little more freely... I can't wait to see the sea again... 
Take care.... 
And thanks to those that take time to message... I have somehow not been able to comment, communicate on other peoples blog or posts... Not sure why... But trying to work it out. 
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Friday, 12 March 2021

🌿🌼March🌼🌿

March is hereπŸ’›... How did that happen so quickly?... I don't know about you but hasn't this lock down seemed sooo long and a struggle at times ... I've actually found it hard going... But, 


I've actually enjoyed having my daughter home, she's been such a hard worker throughout lock down... But she's so happy to be back in school full time. I loved our tea breaks and cake together mid mornings and just having her company...we've had our fair share of moody moments {both of us} but it's definitely brought us closer together.  Actually, when I think back we should all be proud... As humans this has been an emotional roller-coaster at times.

I'm just glad to have had that extra special time.
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But I'm hoping the slow move out of lock down will get us back to a new kind of normal... 

I just can't wait for a trip to the coast... I dream of watching the waves... I also hope to see my father on the east coast during the summer months depending on the covid situation.

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At least with lock down I have been more creative... Lots of painting... Lots of craft projects on the go... So that's a huge positive for me. 
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Slow stitching using vintage embroidery, paper, fabric and embellishments... 
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We have been on lots of walks each week too... 
Local to us or a short 5min drive... 
Some days it's felt like Spring and other days we've had stormy skies and hale stones... 
Its been uplifting to see the daffodils, primroses, crocuses along the lanes. And I've seen quite a few butterflies too... 
Spring will soon be here... 
Take care, 
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Monday, 22 February 2021

February πŸŒΏπŸ’›πŸŒΏ

I always feel like blogging when the sun shines through the cottage windows...

Uplifting, positive feeling... πŸŒΏπŸ’›πŸŒΏ

Doesn't Winter sometimes feel it lasts forever at times... I sat in the garden on the hill top part where the apple trees are... And gazed happily at the blue sky... The sparrows in the hedgerow seemed to be singing in joyous chirping it was lovely... I even took my cardigan off and if I closed my eyes it could have been May with the warmth on my skin.


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My kitchen with Valentines Spring blooms of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and primrose...

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I made a Fairy garland and I painted a watercolour February nature study... 

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We enjoyed Shrove Tuesday, pancake day... 

Thank you for your kind comments as always, 
Take care, 

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Sunday, 7 February 2021

On a brighter note... πŸ’›

... Hello out there in Blog land,

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February has come along at last... January did seem to drag a little and all the dark, grey, wet weather was ever lasting... I am one to be positive, but even I felt the weather was getting me down... So, to have a bit of what felt like Spring sunshine was an uplifting joy to see. But they have said much colder temps next week and wintery showers!... I've been filling the home with bright Spring flowers... Tulips, daffodils, snowdrops ect... To cheer me up!.

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πŸ’› Beautiful blue sky over my Market town
πŸ’› Making a carrot cake
πŸ’› Bright, cheery Dresser... Full of daffodils 
πŸ’› Spring flower pots... Keeping indoors so the Mr jack Frost doesn't get them
πŸ’› Enjoying getting creative... Illustrations with Spring flowers, patchwork and slow stitch in mind... 
πŸ’›.... And a bit of watercolour doodling too. 
πŸ’› On a walk in the mizzle (misty drizzle rain) finding a beautiful patch of snowdrops... 
πŸ’› My partner stevie making delicious Cornish pasties... 
πŸ’› Bright and cheerful posy's in pretty kitchen wares... 
πŸ’› Finding pretty purple crocuses in the park
πŸ’›I'm still working in my journal... 

... My dad had his covid jabs today and got back just before it started snowing on the East coast of the U. K... Thankfully. 

Brighter things to come, 

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