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.
For original glass paintings I’ve these black cat candle holders
On Zazzle I’ve a few designs and here is a selection of products including some other artists spooky work.
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
Two exciting developments , I now have slide shows on my website and I’ve started to add some photographs to stock photography site Dreamstime.
The slide shows are thanks to Highton Ridley and a tool he’s developed to promote zazzle products. You can see them on my website here.
I’ve had a few photographs accepted on Dreamstime so far, some with animals and a nature theme naturally! I’m attempting to add my bee video, although that’s been a bigger learning curve getting it in the right aspect ratio and not having black bands!
I know some of my readers take amazing photos, have you joined a stock photography site? If so I’d love your thoughts, if not but you’re thinking about joining here’s dreamstime’s link
Had a great couple of days away last week in London.
Loved the new viewing gallery at Tate modern which gives fabulous views. The Georgia Okeefe exhibition is definitely worth a look too.
Went on one of the commuter boats for the first time. Great to see the river being used and such a wonderful way to travel. Of course the sunny weather helped but the seats are under cover.
The skyline has changed dramatically since I lived there and it is magical at night.
Now I must get back to work, lots to do with just over 2 months til Christmas! If you’re in need of inspiration for presents I’m taking part in an Instagram gift challenge this month. Look for the hash tag #igxmasgiftchallenge
I love tomatoes and have grown my own for a few years now. They love the utility room, so it doubles as a greenhouse in the summer and in fact last winter, see January blog post!
They are ripening nicely now but I don’t think this hanging variety is as tasty as gardeners delight, which aren’t quite ripe yet. The tomato plant below is a new one, sadly a late frost eventually killed off last years.
Do you have a favourite tomato?
Must have lunch now with tomatoes of course! I’ve bowls and wine glasses to paint this afternoon.