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Hare in the Moonlight

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My boyfriends dad asked me if I wanted to put some paintings in his office, so last night I started doing some painting. I thought about doing something mixed media on some small canvases I had. This painting actually stared out because I just shoved the spare blue paint I had on it. I think it's turned out better than the one I actually planned.


 acrylic on canvas

Tree houses 
I have been thinking of starting an etsy shop to hopefully sell paintings and prints of my artwork. Still need to create more artwork to sell though...

Whitby

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After spending a bit of time in York we drove over to Whitby. It was a lovely sunny day but not too warm. We wandered round the shops and went up to see the ruins of the Abbey. Adam took this hilarious picture of me up there.

We got some stunning views from the Abbey at the top of the hill, it's amazing that it's been there for over 500 years.
Me after climbing to the top.





Whitby is a really nice town with lot's of shops and things to do. It was very busy and full of tourists and families. Nice place for a weekend visit.

Impromptu Trip to Yorkshire

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This week I decided to take a trip to Yorkshire. We booked a night in York and on the way decided to drive through the Yorkshire Dales area. We stopped by a small village and had a wander round, there was a craft fair and lot's of little quaint shops.

The British Summer




Wet is an understatement


A huge train


Owl outside the Yorkshire Museum





Driving through the countryside in torrential rain, in my 1l Yaris was not much fun.
The scenery was beautiful though, so much green. We set the sat-nav to take us to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre and took a stroll around the area. We went up to the river which a scene from Robin Hood was filmed (the one with Kevin Kostner). We took a walk to some waterfalls and got soaked because the rain was bucketing down.

Peace

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Have you ever spent an entire day lost in a book? I know I have. I love it when I find a good book and I can't put it down. I just finished this illustration for this weeks Illustration Friday topic which is peace. I used pencil, fine liner pens and watercolour paints.