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Holding Out on You.

It’s true! I’ve been holding out on you. My sincerest apologies, but I just clean forgot to make the post. A while ago I entered ‘Kiwi on Tryfan’ that I painted for that special Uncle, in the local Shirley’s Shoes art competition. I got mail from Middle-earth…just love that Hobbit reference actually on the mail […]

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The Calling Card

Coming to, I was greeted with the sound of gentle dove coos. Laying there with eyes still closed just listening and drinking in the moment. I love doves. My dad built me an aviary when I was a girl and I had four white turtle doves. The bobbing and cooing are all tied up in […]

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Smelling Divine!

I don’t think too often about God’s ability to smell. Do you? But he must… Otherwise  why do we have references to being a ‘soothing aroma’ to him? Or a ‘stench in his nostrils’? Some even say they have physically smelt the presence of God. I can’t claim that, but as I walked into the […]

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Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary

Nepal is suffering the effects of two major earthquakes in quick succession with multiple large aftershocks. We feel for the Nepalese…the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 are still with us here in New Zealand as a poignant reminder of how devastating these can be. Our friend, Jeff Keily, from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, has recently taken many […]

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God’s Goodnight

“A sunset, please.” “Any particular reason why?” I ask. “Every time I see one it feels like God is saying ‘Goodnight’.” Searching for sunsets I came across images from all the places we have lived during our travels. He chose the Raglan sunset…west coast of New Zealand not far from his birth place. You can take a […]

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Kiwi on Tryfan

Funny how we get anxious about things when there is no need at all, isn’t it? But I was anxious. Concerned that he might not like it. I really wanted him to like it…to get a lot of pleasure out of it. It had been done just for him. If you are allowed favourite uncles, then […]

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Pensive Dancer (ii)

Happy with the eyes where the soul shows through, it’s time to fill in some of the facial features… Move through to the body… Then once his basic form is complete, the deepest darks and consequent tones must be evaluated and filled in. This painting was done using Permanent Indian Ink as a wash like […]

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Surf’s Up

‘Brilliant’ is the only word to describe it! A weekend using friend’s holiday home at Papamoa Beach with all five kids joining us. Perfect blue skies Laughing and telling stories Food, shopping… and great surf! Watching all the kids out further in the water enjoying each other’s company, my Darling Dearest and I exchanged that happy parental […]

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Pensive Dancer

“The eyes are the most important thing”‘ they say. So that is where I decided to start. Could I capture the look in his eyes? My friend, Jessica Saxton, had caught the moment perfectly with her lens. She’s a brilliant young journalist who gets to travel to all sorts of places and capture the moments […]

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