Come Rain or Shine……

Hi Everyone! I’m hoping this first pic will go some way to explaining (and, hopefully, excuse!) my long silence. Getting ready for a new exhibition is always time-consuming – what with the sheer body of work one has to complete … Continue reading

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‘Where Do I Begin?’…….

(‘Where do I Begin?’ – Love Story 1968).….seems a fitting title for this post, given that it’s been so long since my last one and I have SO much to tell…….But more than that; with the sad passing of the … Continue reading

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‘Red, White & Blue’? Yup, that’ll do…..

The post titles are usually the starting point for these little missives. I’ve no idea where they come from. Out of the blue, they just pop into my head –  and the blog is as good as written! Not this … Continue reading

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Olives: From Tree to Table!

“Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive.” – Pliny (AD 23-79) Following on from my last post……Three days (of intensive olive picking) later, we had ten heavy sacks (weighing … Continue reading

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Soapboxes, Surprises, Syrups, and Salsa!

Here we are, mid-November already and the winter nights are drawing in but, despite the clocks having gone back and the days being so much shorter, the leisurely pace we all enjoyed at the end of the season has suddenly … Continue reading

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Midsummer Memo

Well, I know we officially passed mid-summer a while back but, as we’re about half-way through the summer season here, I thought it was time for a quick update! As usual, it’s been a hectic time. Painting guests have come … Continue reading

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Back to basics and ‘KALO PASKA!!

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus HELLO EVERYONE, I’M BACK!! I returned to a freezing cold, windy and very wet Skiathos and unable to locate my key-holder … Continue reading

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It’s SO, so Quiet!

Well, that’s it! The summer season in Skiathos is finally, officially, over for another year. It ended as the last charter plane, carrying the  few remaining tourists took off into the clear blue sky this afternoon. Most businesses that hadn’t … Continue reading

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Painting Courses Resume

This week the painting courses resumed, beginning with Mary Dillon’s popular water colour master classes. Mary, Gill and Lida Under Mary’s watchful eye and her expert guidance, we learned how to employ her unique and very expressive style. Encouraged to … Continue reading

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The Passion for Painting Award

I was thrilled this morning to discover I’d received this award from a fellow artist whom I greatly admire, Sarah Lynch. These blog awards are a lovely way for artists to show their appreciation of each others work and, at … Continue reading

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Xronia Polla!

T0day, Skiathos celebrated Greece’s Independence Day. A very brief history lesson : Being one of the holiest days in the Greek calendar, Orthodox Christians draw inspiration from the Annunciation of the Theotokos.  It was on this day that Archangel Gabriel … Continue reading

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