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More colour and sunshine

More colour and sunshine today…..to express the way I am starting to feel again:)

These four plein air watercolour/gouache sketches were painted during some very happy moments in France.

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I can paint water reflections all day long….There’s something about disappearing deep down into the reflection.

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From the day I painted in Monet’s Garden after all the tourists had gone home….what a gift.

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Monet’s Garden.

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And of course a colourful, Magical Hummingbird…..

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Dance above the surface of the world…..

Dance above the surface of the world.   Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion’.   Red Haircrow. 

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Enjoy a day filled with colour and creativity and of course magical hummingbirds.

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Magical Hummingbirds for the week ahead…

More colourful, magical hummingbirds for the week ahead.

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In the midst of juggling our daily lives, Hummingbirds remind us to savor each and every moment. 

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to be playful….

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and yet to be persistent in the pursuit of our dreams.

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When things get a little heavy in our human world, I imagine the hummingbirds flying free above it all……

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HummingbirdHQ.com is now carrying my cats prints………

I am very pleased that HummingbirdHQ.com is now carrying my cat images along with Magical Hummingbirds. 

‘Content Afternoon’

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‘Christeve the cat with Hummingbird’  

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Facing the Sun’

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May the Magical Hummingbirds be with you this weekend.  Janet:)

‘Three on a mission’

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The dramatic work of Phyllida Barlow

I love to observe how dramatic shapes work together, and so when Maureen and I walked into the gallery within Tate Modern housing Phyllida Barlow’s sculptural installation, I felt a sense of excitement.

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Born in 1944, Phyllida Barlow has made imposing, large scale sculptural installations for over four decades.   Using inexpensive, everyday materials such as cardboard, fabric, timber, polystyrene, plaster, scrim and cement, her distinctive works focus on her experimentation with these materials, to create bold and colourful three dimensional collages.

I loved the way the installation worked against the more classical curves of Tate Britain.

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Having enjoyed Turner’s sublime paintings,  it made for a huge contrast to enter the world of Phyllida Barlow.

Maureen features in this frame as she walks through the installation.

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The large black boxes appear to be very heavy, but in fact are made from a very light weight material.     Another element to the work was the wonderful smell of wood.

Shadow play on the gallery floor adds to the interest.

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Colour and texture….so interesting juxtaposed  to the elegant curves of the gallery.

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I wonder what the Magical Hummingbirds would think of this.   Maybe some hummingbird feeders could be added:)

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A visit with Phoebe and Henrietta

Today I get to visit my favourite Jack Russell, Phoebe.    

Phoebe lives with Josie, who was a childhood friend of my Mothers.    Like me, Josie is an animal lover….which is evident as you enter her home.     Every surface and wall is covered with animal memorabilia, from cats and dogs, horses, elephants, donkeys, you name it.     There are also numerous clocks, none of which tell the correct time.   It’s a little like walking through the looking glass…..

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Phoebe is always so excited to see me….and immediately tries to get into my bag where she knows I will have Welsh Cakes…which she loves:)

This is the look she gives me when she wants more…..how can I possibly resist…

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Phoebe has a friend, named Henrietta…

Henrietta is a budgerigar…..not quite a hummingbird but very beautiful in her own way. 

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 Phoebe and Josie having a conversation. 

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I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.  

May you float free of time with the Magical Hummingbirds. 

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