Calendar Girl

The last few days have been very tricky. LSH / Marcus has been setting up the calendar and MUST NOT BE DISTURBED.

Last year I made the first one – well, truthfully – I decided on the images, and LSH did all the rest. Today was D-Day with the final selection and it’s layout for "print-ready artwork". Tomorrow I hope to see a sample page from Grants, and then it’s like pushing the nuclear button…there’s no going back! Scary or what?


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I don’t know what it is about me, cars and driving at this time of year – see last year’s blog about driving with neanderthals in Italy – but I seem to get into incredible pickles in the summer months. And Sunday was no exception: yet another one for the ever-growing collection…!

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London Calling!

I meant to say, I was in London on Monday last week for the day. I do this now and again, a dart into London (Marcus thinks I’m bonkers), but I actually get a lot done in the day. First, I went to see the George Bellows show at the Royal Academy. It was fabulous, and dare I say it, much better then the Manet. It is hard to believe Bellows accomplished so much in so short a working life – he was 42 when he died. I felt I was such a slacker after seeing it all! I was really impressed by his lithographs and drawings of boxers… absolutely beautiful! There is a painting of boxers that could easily be a Francis Bacon, it is almost abstract in it’s energy.

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Dealing with Rejection

I was submitting some work for selection for the annual exhibition recently, when I met Michael, a friend and fellow hopeful. While discussing the whole business of submitting work for selection – and how we have to be brave when opening the envelope, taking any negative news on the chin, and walking the “walk of shame” to collect work if it hasn’t been selected – he said something I had never considered until then… counselling.



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Scene of the crime….
I got some of the head-wrecker drawing done, and feeling quite pleased with myself, I cleaned up, put on my make-up and glad rags and went with LSH to a drinks party yesterday evening. To top off the outfit, I added the new black handbag (with fur trim), that our Italian friends gave me in January. We had a fantastic time, and it really was the perfect end to the weekend.



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