Friday, 13 July 2012

Some Hollyhocks

I painted hollyhocks on silk today.   


I have bought a Kindle - I used my supermarket vouchers and found a discount on money saving expert so only paid £36 cash.  Am very pleased and really enjoying having access to so many free books.  I think I had worn our library out!
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Youngest boy is cooking risotto right now so I had better go and make sure he's doing ok. 
Hope to have a bit more time for painting and blogging next week.  Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.



10 comments:

  1. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog sweetie, I also have a Kindle have you looked on Amazon as there are loads of free books to download? have a great weekend.

    Bee happy x

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    1. Yes, Deborah, the choice is overwhelming. I had got bored with books but when they are presented on Amazon, with reviews it's so much easier to make a good choice.

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  2. I LOVE your hollyhocks, Betty! So funny, I just got up from applying frisket around hollyhocks that are surrounding those pigs' feet on the picture I started last week. Yours came out so well on the silk fabric.

    You will enjoy that Kindle! And there are so many free books you can access there. Enjoy!

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  3. Yahoo for the Kindle! It's fun. I'm ready to get my new glasses because reading on a tablet doesn't suit me as well as reading a real book. I am looking forward to my bright green glasses!
    Your hollyhocks are lovely, Betty!
    Your son is cooking? Yummy! How did his risotto turn out?
    I hope you have a sweet summer weekend.

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    1. the risotto was very spicy - he used dried chilli seeds but it was very tasty - we like spicy food in our family. Look forward to seeing your bright green glasses!

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    2. I don't know what frisket is, Nancy! Look forward to seeing how it turns out.

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  4. Hello Betty - just wanted to say that Hollyhocks are one of my all-time absolutely favourite flowers ever - they remind me of my granny who grew them in her wild garden. Your paintings of them are beautiful - love the colours. Have a lovely weekend - its raining here today, Julie X x :-)

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  5. Hello Julie thanks for your comment. I was little disappointed with the colours to be truthful as some of my inks are quite old and have faded - but it gives a vintage feel I guess. Glad they prompted a happy memory for you.x

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  6. I love the hollyhocks....the slugs and snails like them too much to grow in our garden but they couldn't eat yours!
    xxx

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  7. Hello Betty:) I love your hollyhocks. Beautiful colors. Your silkpaintings are so nice. Wish you a very pleasant week!

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