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The season of dark dog walks under full moons

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... and warm mince pies (I eat them as long as possible)!
 
So here we are, late December. As I start writing this post (with a mince pie)! this morning is beautiful, cold, sparkly and with the most beautiful purple and orange sky. We've now had Winter Solstice and I start watching to see the lighter mornings! (Am I the only one that does this)?? 
 
I burn lots of candles this time of the year; they soothe and calm me. I love the cosy, warm glow they bring to dark corners of the house. I do hope that you've been able to have your own cosy, blissful time this Christmas.
 
candle scene
 
We've also had alot of fog and rain here in the Cotswolds. Makes for messy dog walks (especially with two big GSDs)! but I do find it inspiring and find it influences some of the scenes and characters I create for my art. 
 
mist and pups Dec 2021-crop
 
As a volunteer for the German Shepherd Rescue Elite, I am trying to fit more time in to help at the kennels where our (any) poor darling woofers end up. (There are worse places, I know). This year I had the lovely task of helping the dogs open their pressies. There are lots of lovely kind people out there who donated so many toys, treats and food. This was followed by a walk around Cirencester with one of our rescues, Bear (he really is as you can see from the image)!! 
 
Bear-rescue dog
 
I am also looking towards the Spring and the shows that I have lined up! Especially Craft Festival in March. A beautiful show full of inspiring talent. Although I am still thinking about what to make and take, my makes will be all linen, wool felt with maybe a bit of velvet.
 
But for now, I am working on getting my sale ready and on line. I am planning on a slightly new look for the website with an adapted logo which I hope you will all love :-)
 
Wishing you much love and wishes this New Year x
 

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