Introducing Two non-Art related blogs of mine …

I have been running a book reviewing blog for a while and thought it might make sense to link it on here, over there on my sidebar.   The blog is called ‘Bookish‘.   I’ve had some good feedback from authors and if you would like me to do a review of your book, please email me or comment below and I’ll have a go!  I also post supplementary reviews on Amazon and link to the authors webpage wherever possible in my reviews.  I don’t ask for any monetary reward.

I also started fiddling about with Flash fiction recently and have started a blog to post my offerings to.  It’s called ‘Flash Life Stories‘.  All these pieces are 500 words or less.  I’ve been fascinated with the super short story genre for a long time (talking decades here) and actually have been writing Flash fiction without even realising it since I was about sixteen!  The reason for that is I start novels, longish short stories etc. etc. and get 10,000 words in but don’t want to go any further.  It seems I have a very short attention span (duh) and so, the extremely short story does have an appeal to me.  I’ve also been working on 100 words or less stories and entered a couple of competitions, so might be asking some of my peeps here on WordPress to vote for me in one of them soon – you’ve been warned!

I’m working on a lot of writing projects at the moment, which has had a bit of a negative affect on my painting but I’ll sort that out in the Easter holidays (I hope).

 

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‘Monkey’s wedding’ …

Hey, I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas have a joyous one, filled with everything you need – like happiness, love, family and good friends.

Christmas is not about the gifts, or the tree or the baubles and garish lights festooning so many houses at this time of year but you wouldn’t think otherwise if you visited this planet from somewhere else.    As an extra-terrestrial, I wonder if you’d find it all a bit strange when you look around, peer into the crack and see all those many lost people?   The people who don’t have anyone to spend the holidays with, the people who are lonely or just alone in a crowd, the people who don’t have any food or place to live and there are many homeless people in this country and all over the world – what a sin that is!  In this so-called age of enlightenment, that there are still so many people who have nowhere to live, no prospects, no food, relying on hand outs and hand-me-downs just to keep body and soul together.  I wonder if your extra-terrestrial self would stop and think about that while you imbibe the ‘Christmas cheer’ and tuck into the turkey.

I’m not preaching, I’m as guilty as the next when it comes to over-indulging – both in the food and drink and the gift buying.  I just hope that the people in my family who have had a right crap year, manage to glean happiness and warmth over this holiday season – we’ll be seeing one of them on Boxing Day.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

I hope 2019 is a great year for you all.

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‘Monkey’s Wedding’

A4.  Water-soluble oil pastels on Bockingford watercolour paper.

Original Water-soluble Oil Pastels Paintings – available for sale

Some work I’ve been concentrating on this month – all done on Bockingford paper with Caran D’Ache water soluble oil pastels.   Most are either A3 in size or A4:

 

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Abstract Field 1

A4 – landscape

Original painting is available for sale – £35.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope.   Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

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Abstract trees and foreground

A4

Original painting is available for sale – £35.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope.  Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

This painting is also available (auction) on eBay link is here

 

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Abstract trees and foreground 2

A4

Original painting is available for sale – £35.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope.  Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

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Abstract sky

A4 landscape

Original painting is available for sale – £35.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope.  Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

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Variation on a theme

A4 landscape

Original painting is available for sale – £35.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope. Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

 

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Looking out from Glenfinnan monument

A3 – portrait view

Original painting is available for sale – £55.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope. Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

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Abstract forest with black foreground

A3 – landscape

Original painting is available for sale – £55.00 plus postage and packaging.  Work is sold unframed, mounted on stiff card and well covered/protected from elements, before being placed inside a padded envelope.   Please email me on lucretia610@gmail.com for more details relating to payment and postage to you.

ART, writing and photography from Norfolk.