Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy nearly half the year gone!

Who would believe that one of my New Years resolutions to myself was to blog at least once a week and here we are the end of April and this is my first post of the year!!!!
Well my dear friends I hope you are all enjoying 2012 so far, it has hared along at an unbelievable pace so far, they say as you get older time passes quicker and in my 50th year that has never been more true!
Here is a little of what I have been up to so far........

Long winter walks on empty beaches,

Midgie still needing her winter woolies to keep her snug and warm,

Enjoying painting some of my toy collection,

between more walks by the sea, dreaming of living in one of these houses at Chapel Point,

and enjoying the unusually warm sunshine along the footpath at Helford Passage, 

truly one of the stunning places in Cornwall.

Painting a couple of Nicky's bears with a possible chance of a collaboration in the future.

Spring well and truly sprung in the garden with the cherry tree looking like snow,

 primroses appearing in the lawn

and our resident blue tits back nesting above the kitchen window and tapping on the glass all day!

New work for new galleries.

And of course our first Homespun Fair of the year, a great success and a great day had by all.

Recently discovered Messack Point virtually on our doorstep and never visited, 

stunning walk with glorious views

wonderful old bit of Cornish wall.

Even more new work, another new gallery in Padstow.

And most recently a visit to Tregothnan gardens just down the road and only open once a year for charity. The largest private arboretum in the UK and it was a beautiful day clear blue sky and amazing light.

Full of colour,

a tree plantation (you can buy Tragothnan Tea)

and wonderful trees.

Well thats a little of what I have been up to, I have peeped in at all of you and enjoyed your posts even if I have not left a comment. See you all again soon, I will try and keep up! 


Beach-Combing Magpie said...

Hello! Is that Hayle beach in among your first photos? I would LOVE to walk along that, or any other beach for that matter!

Helen said...

We were at Tregothnan last weekend too. What an amazing place it is!

Amanda said...

The bear painting is lovely. A chap named Kevin Wood once painted one of my bears and years later I was in a bookstore and saw a set of notecards with the bear one, nice surprise.

Nata per sognare said...

Your creations are beautiful.
The photographs you've taken make me dream.
Have a nice day

ted and bunny said...

lovely pics lovely paintings!
hope to make it to the Homespun Fair one day

Fleur Cotton said...

Lovely to hear about what's been going on in your life. Wonderful photos of Cornwall ...I'm so jealous.

Hope you have a good week.
Fleur xx

Stripes and Stars said...

Gosh, and I though ti was bad at blogging. Happy 2012.

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Missing you and Midgie now that I'm not living nearby! I've never seen Midgie in a jumper before - it makes her even more adorable!!!

trills said...

hi jane. im in nz and have been looking at your blog since readingtthe article in cl mag. i knew it was somewhere and was very pleased to find it and be able to ,show hubby how i want my soon to be studio to be like. i am mainly into patchwok, but also other crafts. am also following your friends. i have yet to get my blog going as am new to all this and at 64 slow to learn. thanks for all the lovely pictures. your work is amazing. look forward to next months blog.:-) trillian

Always Unlucky said...

Hello! Your site really interesting, especially the pictures I really likes your site, love your blog from high speed photography

Val Reaves said...

Welcome back! Midgie looked so cute all cuddled up! Loved the paintings and the pictures!

salty pebble said...

lovely posting! i had missed your blog postings- i enjoy seeing your art work, the beautiful views on your doorstep and your lovely homely feel ;0)...keep blogging! ;0)x


Anonymous said...

Hi Jane,I like Your new paintigs.Angelicaxx

Anonymous said...

Loveley paintings Jane,Angelicaxx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comment.. Whitewick was just fab! See you soon? xx

Trudy said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your corner. I loved visiting Cornwall way, way back in the 80's!!! Your paintings are delightful : -)

A Magical Whimsy said...

I adore your blog! Love the photos of your art work and of the Homespun Fair.
Teresa in California
I am a new follower of your blog!