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Happy Independence Day to all my friends in the USA

I took this photograph of my niece, daughter and one of the ‘angel twins’ in front of a mural in Ipswich, Massachusetts.    It’s the perfect image for Independence Day. 

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Make sure to drink from the sweet nectar of life today, like the magical hummingbird.   

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A bientôt

Cleansing my mental palette….

I have just returned from another visit to the school in Alhao, Portugal – http://www.artinthealgarve.com  

Along with meeting several exciting artists, I came away feeling inspired and ready to immerse myself into the creative process.

I like to cleanse my mental palette every now and then….and this was one of those occasions when clarity came flooding in…..

I will be writing much more about my time at the school next week…..

Today I will drink from the sweet nectar of life like the magical hummingbirds:) watercolour

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A Bientôt

Tip toe through the tulips…….

A friend brought me some tulips this weekend which I am now enjoying.

Observing the tulips got me thinking about humankind’s fickleness and need for status symbols!

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Today the  tulip is simply a tulip…..a lovely flower usually originating from Holland and one that we enjoy during spring time.

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However, during the Dutch Golden Age, roughly spanning the 17th century, Tulip Mania, broke out with some single tulip bulbs selling for more than ten times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. 

The tulip with its saturated intense petal colour became a status symbol.

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The magical hummingbird flies free of such constraints, drinking from the sweet nectar of life. 

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A Bientôt