jeudi 26 mars 2015

Bright and Happy

The first days of Spring are here and we've had a mixture of sun and rain, perfect for blooming flowers and growth ready to sprout all around. It feels so magical, that feeling of fresh growth and light stretching by the day. The earthy scent of Spring and the beautiful light dazzle me and so I had to post these happy colourful pieces to rejoice!

Let the moments linger softly, enter your own beautiful trance and listen to your own story.
Live life at your own pace and feel the grace in your beautiful day, enjoy!
Soak up the good in your day, smile and be happy!

Not all is rosy pink though, some days are wet and dark and I've been feeling pollen loaded in my head, like cotton wool and oh so hard to wake up some mornings. That's when I like to think of these two words that help the day go smooth, "grace" and "gentle," such lovely words urging me on in the right direction.

Some days Winter still feels very present ready to contrast beautifully with the first of Spring when the sun warms, the light reaches in corners and the day stretches open wide.

Today was a beautiful day, this is my dad with Lulu.

Here are the donkeys we love to visit near my parents house and give carrots to.

Lulu and I enjoying our first of Spring!

Linking to Paint Party Friday

jeudi 19 mars 2015

Petal Wings

Signs of early Spring are popping up everywhere, little flowers happily nodding their little heads in the Spring breeze, as light and sunshine fill the day. A soft, mellow, beautiful glowing light that spreads as Spring marches on!

This little flower gently flutters her petal wings greeting the first of Spring!

The 20th of March is my son Noa's 15th Birthday! 
Happy Birthday big boy, you are so great!!

Noa is my eldest, he's such a loving and happy soul, a true treasure to our family, so close with his brother Liam and absolutely gaga over Lulu. 
He makes me laugh and brings such joy, so easy and happy to be around, such a blessing!

Linking to Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey

jeudi 12 mars 2015

Bugs and Things with Wings

Hello to all!
Thanks for your kind words and support of late, it was much appreciated! 

I have been playing and having fun with the "wing" theme at Art Journal Journey, just generally letting go in art, one of my great pleasures in life!

These bugs and happy souls fly amongst us, caring and sending their messages of love and joy!

They love to dance, hop and twirl!

Sending happy vibes through space and time!

Loving the light!

Enjoying the first warm rays of sunshine and smelling the scent of the first of Spring.

Altogether they wish you well. 
Bright colour and joy to all!

Linking to Art Journal Journey and Paint Party Friday

vendredi 6 mars 2015


It was my Gran's funeral today. I wasn't able to go to Edinburgh to attend. Lulu is too much of a mummy's girl and I could not leave her with Alex.
But the great thing about technology is that I could attend virtually and I was present and saw it with my boys on web cam live, I am so grateful for this.

It has been a sad time and today my heart felt heavy. What a miss she is, not being able to pick up the phone and hear that beloved voice is heart wrenching. But now she is a beautiful angel continuing on with her journey, she has brought me so much, she certainly has touched the lives of so many, so caring, loving and fun, she was such a joy!

This post is a tribute to my dear Gran who is now amongst the angels. 

Linking to Mix it Monthly and Paint Party Friday

jeudi 26 février 2015


Winter has been in my heart this week with the sudden death of my beloved Gran!
She died peacefully in her sleep on Monday night.
Dear Gran sparkled, her soul will be safe, warm and at peace now.
I carry all my gran's love in my heart, she meant so much to me, how truly blessed I am to have had such a great Gran.

Now you may remember this piece below I posted a few months back when my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer.

I have now finished this canvas and also have great news about dad who is doing really well and needs no more chemo, he is clear from any cancer and is building his strength every day now.
We feel Gran waited to hear dad was going to be well before slipping away peacefully.

The 27th of February is my son Liam's 13th Birthday so I also want to wish him a wonderful day and year ahead!

Happy Birthday Pea!!!

Blessings to all

Linking to Paint Party Friday

jeudi 19 février 2015


It's still Winter but days are definitely lengthening and birds can be heard singing sweetly. This piece celebrates  light and the slow awakenings of nature.

Sending light and love your way!

Linking to Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey 

vendredi 13 février 2015


I'm posting this journal piece to link to Moo Mania, the theme being circles!
I'm joining in the fun with these happy circles.
Circles of power and colour are sent your way!