This painting was inspired by a friend’s poem, Flurries in Red and White. I heard that poem for the first time at an open mic in 2011, and I enjoyed it so much I could feel and see the colours of the words floating around me in the room. BarberRead More →

Conjured by Moonbeams was a challenge given to me by a poet friend. She gave me a list of random sentences to get started on a poem. The words “conjured by moonbeams” were part of the choices. I am not a poet, so instead of writing, I painted what theRead More →

As change of career goes, I think I can say I have done well. Moved, resettled where I wanted to live, retrained, acquired new skills, enjoyed a new life and a new style of life. Got a few new jobs along the way, and about to start a new oneRead More →

My armchair restoration is going slowly but well and is very satisfying. See pictures on http://artabelle.eu/french-1850s-armchair/ I have finished the back, with the challenging buttons. That part is now ready for the final fabric to be installed, but I will get that done much later, when the rest is finishedRead More →