Sunday, 29 January 2012


Before I start I have to say that this was way out of my comfort zone (I'm not a painter), but it had to be done, and I'm happy with the way it came out. (Still not sure about the teardrop though)

On Friday Jan 20th my wife passed away after 6 months of battling with cancer. Thankfully she passed quickly and peacefully with family at her side. Although we had separated, we were still married and still friends, just with different outlooks on life. Freesias were her favourite flowers due to their scent, so what else could I paint.
I have to praise my daughters who have been wonderful throughout, but especially my youngest who gave up work and became a round the clock carer, even though it left her physically and mentally drained at times, and who kept her mum alive when she collapsed until the medics arrived.

Thank you to those who have sent messages and kind words, it's much appreciated.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

Peas & honey

After yesterday's frivolity I decided it was time to get back to my usual serious self.......

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The end of the world is nigh!

Well, maybe. But then again it was supposed to have ended last year (twice), and in 2010, 2007, 2003 (twice again) and so on. 

Anyway, on Tuesday the "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" advised that the Doomsday clock has moved forward by one minute.

There's no need to start building your own nuclear bunker just yet though. The clock has been moving forward & back since 1947 and it's been a lot closer before now.

Have a nice day! ;)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Still here

No, you're not imagining things; I am actually posting something on my blog.

It's been a while since I posted, and it's the first real creating that I've done since before Christmas. I had hoped to get creative once Christmas day was out of the way, but a combination of family matters and poor health obviously scared off my muse.

I have several ideas for projects, but not the motivation to start them at the moment. In the meantime I've managed to come up with 4 mini-canvases that will be sent off to various people in the next couple of days. They are also my first submission for CED2012 where this month's prompt is "New".

I'll come and visit your blog as soon as I can, but for now it's hot toddy and bed time.

Night all