Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello everybody,

I wish you all a happy and healthy and very creative new year.

I hope you survived the holidays without too much damage, I am still recovering from food and (a little bit of) booze (am not much of a drinker). I love Christmas but I also loathe the holidays and the stress involved and it makes me cringe every year to see the amount of money people spend of presents. This year especially it made me so mad to see how children received big expensive gifts and were not able to appreciate their value at all, they treated them without any respect, and especially without any respect for the time their parents had to work to afford to buy them such gifts. They were broken and dirty and thrown in the corner within a day or two. I can just shake my head in disapproval and think I would do things differently if I had children.

But as I don't have any I will have to let people spoil their kids into a life of material obsession and lack of respect for things and what it cost to produce and then buy them.

Sorry, rant over.

But on another note, I have just listed this original painting in the art shop. It's an acrylic painting on canvas paper sized 13" x 13". I am trying very hard to simplify and paint smaller and not necessarily on canvas anymore.

Close ups:

I hope you like it. It was a lot of fun to create and I am currently in a proper painting rush, especially with the upcoming exhibition at Grays Court.

And speaking of which, I better get back to work, I still have frames to fix and curtain poles to adjust for the quilts.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Nadine xx


  1. I love your paintings....just fabulous!

  2. Thanks Barb, I am glad to hear that. Come back and check for new posts, I have several paintings drying at the moment which I will post about as soon as I can take some good pictures. xx

  3. Your new blog is gorgeous, Nadine, as are your paintings! Have fun and congrats on your exhibition!

  4. Thanks Jodi, finally I have everything under one roof. And it might be more interesting for followers to have a variety of posts not just on quilting. I'll post about the exhibition soon. Might have to go back to take better pictures though. Nxx