OK, so what is Marmite Heaven???
Marmite Heaven is my, tongue in cheek, idea of heaven on earth….let me explain.
First for those who have never heard of Marmite….it is a strange black substance that we Brits put on bread. It’s been around for ages, and as the advertising slogan says…‘You either love it or hate it’. I love it.
To coin the words of Joseph Campbell…I have followed my bliss in life, and although there have been many ups and downs, overall it’s been a wonderful journey.
The older I get the more I appreciate that having my needs met over wants is extremely satisfying. I am grateful for shelter, food, running water and of course art supplies:)
And art supplies are a key component to the Marmite Heaven mix…Paint glorious paint.
There would of course have to be at least one cat….Christeve the Cat, pictured here, lived with me in The Magical Town of Crickadoon.
And some chickens…I fell in love with chickens when I was house/studio/animal sitting close to Brussells….which is where this large oil was painted.
Not only are they wonderful to paint, but the eggs they produce are a vital food.
There will be a Jack Russel in residence at Marmite Heaven.
I would have vegetable and flower gardens….designed to encourage birds, bees and butterflies.
This is a picture from my little cottage garden in the Magical Town of Crickadoon.
There would be a large studio, with a bedroom/bathroom/kitchen attached, and in the gardens there would be a hut for resident artists….and maybe another hut for friends:)
It would be a place steeped in creativity. Meals, mostly eaten al fresco, would be a time to discuss the creative pursuits of the day……..As I write these words, I can see it and smell it:)
Of course there would be many birds, including Magical Hummingbirds….
I almost forgot the most important part. It would be lovely to have someone to shove a Marmite sandwich under the door of the studio a couple of times a day……..:)
Until this special place is revealed….I will appreciate where I currently live in a well located and leafy part of Greater London.
At this time, I am obligated to be here, but it is my hope and dream that one day I will be writing my blog from Marmite Heaven.