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When I have anytime, usually after ten at night when I am too tired to paint I will try & keep you updated on what we are upto.

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  1. I needed to update my old Robin design which I have not been keen on since a customer told me off for having two Robins together. She said they would never be seen together as the are very territorial.
    I wanted to paint a winter design but not too Christmassy so I did not want to paint Holly again. I was a bit stuck until the old song "The Holly & the Ivy" came into my mind.

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  2. I painted a summer scene of the footbridge leading to Nab Hill in Escomb a few years ago so I decided it was time to paint from a winter photo which I loved of my husband & the dog walking in the distance. They always end up leaving me behind as I take too many photos. 
    I have lovely memories of this hill as my family along with other villagers have spent happy snowy days there sledging. But now it is all trimmed back, fenced off & home to some Highland ...

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  3. A few years ago I was at a Country Living show & two different passers by commented on how my work was a bit "Twee". I was not sure what it meant but I knew it was not a compliment. So when I got home I looked it up, it means "So sweet its sickly". I was really hurt, you can have loads of good comments but you always remember the insults more. Well my latest painting is very twee. My village of Escomb is not one of the most prettiest but with my talents I have made it Twee enough to grace any Chocolate box. If only they still printed them with pretty pictures I'd be rich. Oh well there's always Jigsaws!

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