Goodness, here we are at my hundreth post on my blog. It has taken me some time to get here, (infact I starting writing this post days ago!!) not being an every day blogger, more a now and again blogger. I began way back in October 2006, not knowing where it would take me, and I have ‘met’ so many lovely, facsinating, creative in so many ways people, it has been, and still is a wonderful journey through an amazing community of people. emails have flitted through cyber space, parcels have flown around the world, such is the special bond that is created by like minds meeting through sharing stories and art and gardening , I could go on and on, but I guess you get the jist of what I am saying. This is a special place where I can talk, when I can think of something to say, where I can share my garden, my animals, my art with others who do exactly the same. Magic!
The last few weeks have seen me busy busy busy,
finishing off and framing three paintings for this years Holmfirth artWEEK.
I finally delivered the paintings queueing up with all the other artists who were taking part.
It is a wonderful exhibtion to be a part of, and to visit, there is so much to see every year, sometimes I will visit several times just so I can take it all in. The Exhibition is only on for one week starting Sunday July 5th. On the Monday to Friday it is open from 10 am until 10 pm and becomes quite a social occasion with lovely cakes on offer in the tearoom. So if you are in the area – West Yorkshire (Last of the Summer Wine country) it is well worth paying a visit.
Now then, I have been tagged!! by One Pink Goose.
What is your current obsession? keeping cool, salads, soduko.
What are you listening to right now? The Archers on radio four.
What do you think of the person who tagged you? Cathy has a lovely blog that I thoroughly enjoy visiting, beautiful artwork by herself and other artists that she showcases. I have been ‘introduced’ to some wonderful artists through Cathy’s blog.
What is your favourite quote? This one is on a fridge magnet that I have, I don’t know who it is by. “When it rains, look for rainbows, when it is dark, look for stars”.
Do you admire anyone’s style? I am not really a follower of fashion or style, It tends to be jeans and favourite t shirt for me.
Favourite movies? So many to choose from, “Into the West”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Loch Ness”, “The Shipping News”, “K Pax” to name just a few.
Favourite Books? All time favourite is “Precious Bane” by Mary Webb.
Favourite Fruit? Dried apricots for nibbling, mango juice for drinking.
Favourite Smell? Scented flowers on a warm summer evening – honeysuckle, new dawn rose, sweet rocket. Oh and hot buttered toast!
What do you look forward to when coming home after being away? A mug of tea in my favourite mug and a walk down the garden with my dog and the two cats to see what has been happening.
What word do you overuse? I have not the foggiest idea, you would have to ask those around me!
That’s it, If you want to join in the tagging game then feel free.
Okey dokey, let us get to what this post is all about, and that is a big thank you to all of you who have wandered here and paused awhile. I would like to offer you a little gift, a summery painting, it is painted in acrylics, my usual medium on a 5″ x 7″ canvas, initialled on the front and signed on the back by me. It is of nowhere in particular but inspired by holidays by the sea. I love harbours, all that bustling going on, jolly little boats coming and going and the cry of the gulls, mmm love it! So this little painting is up for grabs, all you have to do is leave and comment, say hello, tell me where you like to go on holiday if you like and then all your names will go into a hat and I will get one of my boys to pick a name out. easy peasy!
Happy blogging!! Joy x