Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas Present to my hubby......

I painted it a few weeks ago with the help of a local artist, Beryl Maile. Last month, my friend Sarah from the Funky Teapot Ceramic shop, held a fundraising day for an orphange in Thailand. Beryl charged £5 to do a painting, providing the card, and all the oil paints, we didn't have time to do one that day, so she kindly came to my friends shop, with all her equipment. I was amazed how well it looked, and got it framed.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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to all my Blogger Friends all over the world.

Hope that you are all well, and that you have a very happy time, with your families, or whoever you are with!

Yes that is me sitting on Saint Nicholas lap with his helpers,Black Peters!

The Feast of Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas, is an annual event which has been uniquely Dutch and Flemish for centuries. St. Nicholas' Feast Day, December 6th, is observed in most Roman Catholic countries primarily as a feast for small children. But it is only in the Low Countries - especially in the Netherlands - that the eve of his feast day (December 5th) is celebrated nationwide by young and old, christian and non-christian, and without any religious overtones.

Take Care everyone, see you all next year!! :-) HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The Bernard Noble Sculpture Prize 2008.....

goes to Toby Christian for "Snowball".

Snowball’ is carved from a block of white Carrara marble. The work aims to address issues such as the temporal aspect of outdoor sculpture, the status of the handmade within contemporary fine art and truth to materials

Toby was awarded by The Bernard Noble Sculpture Foundation, the jurors enjoyed the twin ironies of the freezing of a snowball’s fleeting nature in stone and of a snowball set in Italy’s sunny clime. The marble snowball sculpture will reference the stone quarries one passes on the way to Colletta and the chiselled medieval rocks from which Colletta itself was created.

The foundation chose the extraordinary medieval e-village of Colletta di Castelbianco in Liguria in Italy to establish a sculpture park that will be open to the public on a permanent basis. What better place could you find...beautiful!!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Monaco .....

is another place I was lucky enough to get to. The sun was shining, people out walking, people watching outside the cafes. My husband said it was very strange to be there with me, as he is normally working for the Race. He just wanted me to see it. It was fabulous. I am going to have to plan a trip for the Monaco Grand Prix..better start saving my pounds, not pennies!!!

I have absolutely no idea why those statues are on top of the phones boxes, thought they looked fun though!!!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Colletta di Castelbianco ....

is a stunning and very interesting village. This is a place you have to visit to get the true feel of the place. Each morning I would get up and head off with my camera and explore even more. They was just so many interesting little corners, and alleys, and steps!!I have put together some very interesting collages for you all..I hope that you enjoy them!