Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie.
I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments.
Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,

June xxx

Sunday, 30 June 2013


Today the challenge on Take a Word is Butterflies.
I love butterflies and often include them in my work. Just one of
God's most beautiful creations!
The background here is a Kaleidoscope of one of my own pictures.
The baby from a little kit called Faerie Flight by Wendyp.
Thanks so much for looking.
Have a happy Monday.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Thousand Reasons...

Following on from yesterday's post, today I have sunshine in my heart!
Upwards and Onwards!
Much love and blessings,
June xxx

Friday, 28 June 2013

What is PAIN?

Just a little fantasy today.
I often tell how I lose myself in a Fantasy world. I need that at the moment...
Nobody here ever tells me how they cope with pain.....
How do you cope when it even invades your sleep
and gives you psychadelic dreams?
Pain is such a personal thing....doctors often ask you..on a scale of 1 to 10, what number is your pain?
Do you give it a number, or a colour or what?
Do you love it or hate it? Do you meditate?
I've tried everything I know.... but you can't spend all day in meditation or a dream world.
Everyday Life has to go on.
Sometimes I am in such a depressive state I wonder if I can go on...
Is it really worth dragging yourself around, when every little thing is such an effort, something as trivial as cleaning your teeth for instance...
More times than I like to think, I doubt my Faith...
Then I think of my loved ones and somehow or other I drag myself up again.
I am thankful for the wonders of nature, the roses in my garden, the birds feeding on the bird table and the bees working away in my flowers, the butterflies drifting by my window....
all little pieces of magic in my life and I am glad to be alive.
Please, please, leave me a little message to tell me how you cope!
With my love and blessings,
June xxxxx

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Three Muses..Numbers..

Three Muses want something with numbers this week.
That sweet child at the top saw only black and white, in books or a slate and chalk.
How different for children today who live in a world of colour in school.
Thank you for your visit and comment,
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs and Smiles,
June xxx

What's underneath?

Just a little something for a smile.
Just look at those beautiful legs!
My daughter has the workmen in today. They are removing the roof from her conservatory and replacing it with a new one, which will be much warmer in the winter and cooler when the sun is out. You'll notice I said WHEN the sun is out! LOL!
The whole work should take 5 days!
Looking forward to seeing the finished result.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday, 23 June 2013

TAW..True Happiness ..

The Theme on Take a Word this week is a hard one.
What gives you true happiness?
I believe true happiness is a state of mind, sometimes we have it and sometimes not.
A human being can have so many moods. Circumstances can make a lot of difference.
It's not a tangible thing you can pluck out of thin air.
So this week I have made two. The top one has a quote.
And obviously family has much to do with Happiness.
So I made this one...
Happiness is...the sunshine of your smile!
Thank you so much for your visit and comment.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Greet the Day with a Smile..

Wishing all you lovely people a very happy weekend!
Hugs and Smiles
June xxx

Friday, 21 June 2013

The Longest Day.....

It's 4 years ago today that my Mother died.
The longest day......
I still think of so many things I want to tell her....
God bless you Mum. xxxxx

Thursday, 20 June 2013

My Treasures..

I guess we all used to collect 'treasures' when we were small. This child has hers...
Mama's shoe, a teddy bear, an old brooch, Mama's photo
and a book to keep her secrets in.
I found the picture of the child and gave her the 'treasures'!
Algie and I have been to Chapel this morning. We had to be chauffeuse
and as Algie has his seat belt in the front,
the two 90 year olds had to sit in the back!
Hope you like the collage and you are having a wonderful day.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Three Muses..June Bride..


I had a search on Google and found  this gorgeous picture of Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy. It was black and white and I painted it in Photopshop Elements, the only programme I use. Everyone knows who she is, one of the most famous women in the world. I don't know if she was married in June but I don't care! It is also her as little girl in the corner. The rest is from my stash.
A lovely challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's June brides.
Thank you so much for looking and commenting. I love to read your comments.
Have a wonderful day,
Love and Smiles,
June xxxx

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

New Scooter..

I've been meaning to show you all my Birthday present...to me...from me!!
This is my new scooter, only mine is Black, not Red. And you can see the footplate where Algie sits when there is too much traffic in a narrow street or when he wants a rest. That was the case this morning. He was eager to go out and patiently waited while I had my shower but he wanted to rest more. I think the long walk yesterday tired him a bit too much. So we didn't go far and he was glad to get home, little monkey!
The scooter does 4 and 8mph and is roadworthy. So I shall have a licence disc for it. All very grand!
It's almost time for tea so I must be off.
Love and Hugs
June xxx


Sunday, 16 June 2013


I found everything here on Google. The lady has been cut from a 19th century embroidered piece.
This is my collage for the Take a Word challenge. Botanical.
                                                               Thank you for visiting.

Love and hugs
June xxxx

Backgrounds by Marcus...

This background by my friend Marcus Winkler made me think immediately of the sea
So this is called Beneath the Waves.

This one is just called A Bird in the Hand!
I had a wonderful day yesterday, starting with inumerable phone calls.
Lots of messages on Facebook and Flickr.
It's so nice to know friends think of you.
I had a marvellous lunch with Stanley and Jenny and came home to find a house full
of grandchildren and great grandchildren plus their dog!
Now I'm being taken out again today by Sally and John.
Hope your day is wonderful too.
Hugs and Smiles,
June xxxx

Saturday, 15 June 2013


See you all later..............

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Girl in the Green Dress...

I am fond of this picture I made. The background paint splodges are from my friend Marcus Winkler and I added the rest from my stash. The little girl was Googled and altered a bit.
The sun is shining but I do dislike all this wind, nevertheless Algie and I will hit the streets later!

Hope you all have a great day!
Hugs and Smiles
June xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Balancing Act..3M..

The challenge this week on Three Muses is Birds. Well I only have one bird but I couldn't resist the photo of the kitten. Just how did he get in that position? Hope it gives you a smile as it did me.
Thanks for looking.   
 Love and Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Sea Sprites..

I found this old picture and they reminded me of Sea Sprites, so using one of my own backgrounds, that's how this one came about.
Well I've caught up with comments on yesterday's Cool Colours challenge on Take a Word, paid my Car Insurance over the phone and almost finished something for Thursday, when I lead the little service at Chapel.
And I've just had a call from Barclaycard saying my card has been used this morning for a fraudulent amount of £600. As I've only just used it myself I now have to destroy it and wait for a new one. I'm glad they are on the ball!!
So yesterday was the start of my Birthday week. (Yes, I celebrate for a week!)
I drove much further than I usually do to meet my sister halfway. We eat at a place called The Ratcatchers. Tucked away and hard to find but they have a delightful olde world atmosphere, a huge menu and all homecooked food.
We absolutely stuffed ourselves to 3 courses!! (Go on, say what pigs!) I am still full today!!
When I got home I went out on the scooter for a circular tour of the village with Algie. He walks along beside me, then has a ride, then another walk! He gets so many comments when he's riding on the scooter.
I was so tired last night! But a wonderful day!
love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

TAW..Cool Colours..

The challenge this week on Take a word is Cool Colours.
Surfing through Google as is my wont, I came across this picture,
 black and white, of this beauty wearing this extraordinary hat or headdress.
I found her fascinating so I've coloured her in cool colours.
And here she is. When I was a little girl my dearest Grandfather would come
out with all these sayings, one of them was 'If you can't fight,
wear a big hat!' I've never known what it meant but if ever I see anyone
in a big hat, it always comes into my mind!
Thanks for your visit. I'm meeting my sister today for lunch
so I'll catch up later.
Big Hugs
June xxx

Friday, 7 June 2013

Drifting in Neverland..

I called this Drifting in Neverland and quite honestly this is
exactly how I feel sometimes.
I drift off to another world where there's no pain or noise or unhappiness.
I am quite conscious of the things that go on in the world, both around me and
worldwide but I feel helpless listening to news about murders or starvation.
I give to charities where I can but what else can I do?
I daresay you all feel pretty much the same way and say 'What is the world coming to?'
So I have my escape........ and a new header as I am so often
away with the fairies.
It will soon be my Birthday so I have a few treats to look forward to.
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Baubles, Bangles and Stuff......

I must admit to being very partial to baubles, bangles and beads and
all sorts of lovely things to array oneself in.
Trouble is the days have long gone when I used to dress up
and put myself on view! LOL!
Still...one can still dream.....

This was a free picture of the two little girls and I
didn't alter it all.
I hope you're enjoying your day.
We are waiting for Algie's 'Hairdresser' to come.
love and Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

3M..Gothic Arch Challenge..

Well we've been challenged this week to make a Gothic Arch with a touch of Gothic!
A long time since we've had a Gothic Arch challenge so here's mine, hopefully with a touch of the creepies!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone elses
Thank you for your visit and generous comment.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Take a Word..Orange..

The challenge on Take a Word this week is to use the colour Orange.
So here's my collage. With such a hot colour, perhaps she's a
Fire Godess, I'm not sure.
The background is 3 of my own images, layered and generally messed about with.
The Godess is a found image.
Thank you all so much for looking. xx

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Bird Calls..

Another little fantasy! My own background and all found images.
I haven't heard many bird calls lately, perhaps they all long for
some sunshine too.
Son One is home from France, tired after a long drive home.
 Dear daughter is progressing, albeit slowly and still having pain.
Fredddie is hobbling about with lots of pain in the right foot again....
And I am having health issues lately......
Upwards and Onwards, we soldier on!
Hoping all my dear friends here in Blogland are in the best of health.
If not, here's hoping you'll soon feel much better.
Love and Hugs
June xxx