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    Escomb is not the nicest village to look at, it does have a famous Saxon Church but I often wish I lived in a "pretty" tourist part of Britian. Most of the villages in County Durham are old pit villages, we do not tend to have village duck ponds & hanging baskets but rows of terraced houses. The main thing I love is the river valley I constantly find inspiration when out walking the dog.  Just yards from my house I saw this scene last summer & what luck, I had my camera on me. I have only just got round to painting it in the cold winter months. I always remembered how the wild blossom seemed to frame the picture of the horses & hopefully it will become a popular card (when I get round to getting it printed).

    The next one in my mind is a swan I saw last summer on Escomb Lake with all the wild flowers on the lake bank in front of it, if only I could find the photos I took that day!

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    Mother's day is fast approaching, so with that in mind I have made some gift tags.

    I know every ones Mum is special but my Mum is more special than most. She has had a really bad year with her health & has recently had to stay in a Nursing home, but while there she is trying to teach the other residents to paint, she has inspired the Home to have an art exhibition & they have created an art room for the residents. It is a great achievement considering she has only been in the Home for just over a month. It also reminds me how important art is, it is a companion, a friend & a reason to get up in the morning.