Christmas

Christmas is creeping up all too quickly, in 6 weeks time it’ll all be over!

So here’s a selection of gift ideas and festive supplies on pinterest, if like me you’ve not planned Christmas yet.

Pinterest xmas selection

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Autumn

A splash of Autumn to cheer the day!

Green Leaves Abstract Pattern Hip Flask

HEART ATTACK survival – when alone – can be a cough away!

Rebloggng as Cardiologists say that if everyone who reads this would forward it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

Dignity by Design

Please pause for 2 minutes and read this.  It could save your life!!

  1. Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
  2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
  3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.
  4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.
  5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
  6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before…

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Halloween

It’s almost Halloween again! For me this signifys the clocks changing but I wish we could stay in summer time all year. Studies have shown it is safer to have daylight at the end of the day, less confusing for young children and animals too if the clocks never changed. However no UK government has been brave enough to do it yet!

So rant over I do have some Halloween themed art.

I’ve finished my animal alphabet miniature art collection and for letter V I’ve a vampire bat.Vampire Bat ACEO

For original glass paintings I’ve these black cat candle holders

Black Cat Tealight Holders

On Zazzle I’ve a few designs and here is a selection of products including some other artists spooky work.

 

Miniature Art

I had a short holiday in Spain recently staying near Mijas where they have this fascinating miniature art museum. You view most of the items through magnifying glasses, as the paintings are on grains of rice, pin heads etc.

Obviously I couldn’t photograph those but here are some of their miniature sculptures. You can get an idea of the size by the screw on the bottom right.

Miniature museum Mijas

Seeing these reminded me of the miniature ACEO paintings I did but have been sitting in a folder! Not as small as the artwork in the museum (ACEO are 2.5 by 3.5 inches) but I am now adding them to my Etsy shop. Many of them were part of an alphabet collection, some of you may remember the blog posts. I sold a few of the original alphabet challenge ones and will replace these with cards or prints.

Here are some, I’m hoping to have listed the whole alphabet by the end of next week.

 

 

 

New Wildlife Collections

I’ve been working on my website again and have a new wildlife art page as well as dragonfly and butterfly gifts, birds and pet lovers page.

website gift collections

It’s now possible to see matching products in one place with my original glass paintings and zazzle collections together. I’m pleased with the new look but always appreciate your comments!

Flower festival 

Every year there is a flower festival in St.Margarets church, Topsham, Devon in the UK.
I don’t always make it as it’s only on for 3 days but I did this year and thought I’d share some photographs of just a few of the wonderful displays.

The theme was health and fitness with funds raised for the local open air swimming pool. Quite a challenging theme for flower displays!

In the entrance to the church, a beautiful display by Topsham pool

I love these bee friendly plants by bee keepers

A walk on Dartmoor

Anyone for tennis!

Last but not least sailing.