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End of Summer…….and Magical Hummingbirds.

This weekend, Labour Day will be celebrated in the States and Canada….which means a three day weekend for most people.     It also signifies the end of summer.  

Having lived and worked in the States for 28 years from 1966 til 1993, this time of year signifies for me the beginning of autumn and a new working year.  

In a couple of weeks, my new book ‘Magical Hummingbirds’ will be back from the printers…..

ImageAnd on 11th September, I will post images of the 5′ x 4′ oil painting I have been working on.

Meanwhile, wishing one and all a lovely weekend. 

A Bientôt


Everything is interconnected.

There are some who may ask…..how come hummingbirds are with a tiger and Cristeve the Cat?

Given that all things on this planet are interconnected…..why not?

ImageIt was the magical hummingbirds that guided Christeve the Cat to her home with Janet the Artist in The Magical Town of Crickadoon.

ImageHummingbirds will also visit us in our dreams…….


A Bientôt

Colourful hummingbirds by Janet Weight Reed

I have been writing a blog for five years with a different server, but after many technical difficulties, I have decided to move here. 

As a working artist for forty years, I am known for my love of colour and spontaneous painting.  http://www.janetweightreed.co.uk      

Along with writing about my life as an artist, I will also post images that I am currently working on and occasionally watercolour tutorials.

Hummingbirds have always symbolised for me the ‘unseen magic’ in our world, and so for my first post I am offering several hummers.




I saw my first hummingbird in the mountains of North Carolina in 1968, and ever since have been in awe for these flying jewels. 


I paint other subject and have a particular love for portrait painting, however, it seems fitting that I should start this new blog with hummingbirds. 



A Bientôt