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Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

Originally posted on Angela Topping:
Being outdoors in the cold and coming home makes hygge more intense. A bowl of soup, a warm fire and the tingle of warmth returning to frozen hands and feet – it’s almost worth going…

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Kiran’s Portrait

I have been trying to paint a nose ring on an Indian bride all afternoon and it has proved to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to complete. I started this painting about eighteen months ago … Continue reading

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Inspired by blues

I have had some artwork and poetry published today over at Postcard Poems & Prose. This is a great ezine that combines writing, art and photography, so if you are in interested in viewing or submitting some of your work, … Continue reading

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Twilight Reflections

twilight’s hush ripples over the lough leaving only the rush of young waves that have come from afar to kiss this shore and offer watery bliss to the weather-beaten rocks that wait blushing under the watchful eye of streetlamps

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Half Door Cottage in the Mournes

Well, this is my finished painting, Half Door Cottage in the Mournes, which was commissioned by a local musician, Bronagh, as a present for her mother.  She asked me to paint a scene that would reflect one of her mother Alice’s poems, … Continue reading

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Greetings from Warrenpoint on a sunny day…no, a grey day…okay, here comes the downpour…

  …you get the picture? It’s very changeable here on the east coast of Northern Ireland but, having lived away from my hometown for over two decades, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I grew up in a tall house overlooking Carlingford … Continue reading

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