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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Sarah 20" x 17" Charcoal

Sarah is my very exceptional, very sorely missed, ex-neighbour. She offered her time to help us to move house, and she worked like a dog. No stopping her til the job was done. She put me to shame. OK she is 25 years younger, but even so, she is hard working, knows her own mind, gets what she wants, is bringing up two children, virtually on her own, as dad works away from home, and has renovated a wreck of a house to exceptional standard. She has my admiration, and this is for her. Next on the agenda is her two children, Becca and Christopher, watch this space and hope for good weather, as my garden is now my studio! Can't stink the house out with oils!
Thank you all who sent good wishes for my house move, which did go very well, almost according to plan. Very grateful thanks to Sarah and Alex, Roy's mate and colleague, we couldn't have done so well without you.
I love it here. We are on the edge of the village, and it is sooooooo quiet. My car has been off the road so I have yet to explore the surroundings, although I have cycled around the immediate locality. All utterly delightful, I have a mind to paint some landscapes, and trees! I never knew how much I mised them! And now I have a garden full.
I got my internet connection back only yesterday, it took three weeks to get a phone line! I shall not reply to everyone who has posted messages or sent emails, but I sincerely thank you all. And I have missed you and look forward to catching up with what you have been up to. ( Sorry, terrible grammar!)
Happy painting, everyone, it is so good to be back.

9 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Nice one and a great welcome back Sharon. Enjoy the country life - I'm envious!

Carolann said...

Welcome back Sharon, looking forward to all these paintings you are going to do. I love the countryside and never take it for granted. I am sure you will be very happy in your new home.

siete said...

Very interesting history, Sharon, and very good work, I love it.

Greetings.

Enrique.

julio maffia said...

Hello Sharon , really nice light in the portrait.....she looks like a happy person. I have also a blog where I show my drawings, mostly nude and more personal work.....http://inkpenandpaper.blogspot.com/
Pay me a visit when you have time...
G. Julio.

Aliaena said...

Hi Sharon!!!
So happy to see you back on line and it's wonderful re your new place. I wish you many hours of happy art-making (how's that for grammar!!) there. And since we last spoke I finally bit the bullet and joined all you bloggers - finally started my own art blog. If you get a minute to stop by I'd love to have your thoughts - very fledgling right now - but it's a start. (I never relaised how much time it would take... Yikes!) Anyway it really is great to see you back. Wishing you a peacful settling-in after all that work,
Aliaena

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Welcome back Sharon!This is a nice portrait.

Arti said...

Good to have you back Sharon..Sarah's sketch is delightful.Hope to see more of your work soon.

David Larson Evans said...

You have drawn personality.

A place meant only for me said...

hey that's beautiful!! and so's ur sketch... me amazed how u have given the cheeks a look so natural?? Hat's of too you... visit my blog.. hope u'll like it