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

Tuesday 31 December 2013

The Forgetting Room...

Here we are at the eve of another year. What mysteries, magic, 
troubles and woes will the next one hold I wonder......
We all manage to weather the storms somehow, large or small.
Most are of no importance at all so I put them in my 
Forgetting Room, lock the door and let them disappear.

This is the first New Year I shall see in alone. Freddie has
been in hospital 7 weeks now and I still have no idea when
he'll be home.
Life goes on...order groceries.... prescriptions....heating oil..
whatever.... it's been a bit of a struggle with this bronchitis
and more than usual pain. Still I am thankful for my family, 
my little dog, and all my wonderful friends in Blogland
and on the WWW! You give me strength!

I send you all my love and thanks,
June xxxx

Sunday 29 December 2013

TAW..A New Year..

This is my New Year card for the Take a Word Challenge.
I've gone with old vintage cards found on Google
but my message is sincere.
You out there, on the World Wide Web, are all dear
friends to me and my lifesavers.
I wish you all everything you could wish yourselves for 2014.

Much love and big hugs,
June xxxx

Friday 27 December 2013


I am moving away from all the Christmas images for a bit.
I have put these on today just to remind you all, dear friends,
that you are perfect human beings, made in God's image
and you are all unique, one of a kind!
It doesn't matter if you are fat or thin, tall or short,
young or old, we are all perfect and unique!
I have to remind myself this too as I often forget.

Algie and I were so tired yesterday after all the festivities.
I had a snooze in the afternoon and he slept almost all day!

Loving wishes to you all,
June xxx

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve...

These are my postcards for the Mail Art challenge on Three Muses
if anyone has time to visit!
You'll all be busy basting the turkey!

I had a nice phone call from my son in France. He said the weather is lovely!
Also phone calls from Freddie. He's doing very well medically but has 
got to gain some strength to get up from the chair and walk, 
before they'll let him come home.
He's very fed up and misses home such a lot.
My cold is still ongoing with a bad cough too...

Love and seasonal Greetings to everyone! 
June xxx

Sunday 22 December 2013

Season's Greetings!

My entry for the take a Word Challenge
So Season's Greetings And Love to Everyone!
June  xxx

Friday 20 December 2013


These three pictures also have a common thread.....Wings.
I hope you enjoy them.

Well Freddie sounds more like himself so at last he's feeling better.
Yesterday his cousins Trevor and Pansy visited.
As he doesn't see them that often it was great for him.
And last night Grandson Richard went and he thought how 
well he looked now. He's been trying to walk this morning
and getting there slowly with some sort of special boot.
I am so glad at the improvement!
I just wish there was some improvement to my head cold.....

Take care everyone and I hope you've all
just about finished your gift wrapping!
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday 19 December 2013


I think these three collages have a compatible theme as you look at them.
The top one is definitely saying Whisper....
The next one I called Whispering leaves.
The bottom one is telling a story but she must be a Horse Whisperer.

Well talking to the staff at the hospital there are definite 'whispers'
about Freddie coming home!!
I guess there'll have to be a care package of some sort
arranged first so I'm hoping!
It will seem strange after all these weeks alone...
I can't visit tonight as I have a dreadful sore throat and head cold.

Upwards and Onwards,
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday 17 December 2013

White Space...3M...

This week our lovely friends at the Three Muses 
have asked us to design something with White Space.
I have recently designed a few in that genre but these are new.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your ideas!

Yesterday they took the drains out of Freddie's wound and I
think he's progressing, albeit very slowly.
Now I have developed a sore throat and a head cold
so I'm feeling yucky! LOL!

Thank you for your visits and especially your comments.
Love and hugs
June xxx

Sunday 15 December 2013

Christmas Greetings

Dear friends who visit me....with such a lot going on in my life
at the moment, I am not sending any cards this year.
So please accept this as my Christmas Greeting to you all.
Thank you for all your support and friendship,
it means such a lot to me.
With love
June xxx

TAW Challenge...Male...

Hello ladies (and a few gents!)
Here is my Male challenge this week for Take a Word.
Yes, he was so handsome....but such a cad!
I'm looking forward to seeing your male ideas.
Thanks so much for your visit and comment.
Big Hugs
June xxx

Friday 13 December 2013

Once Upon a Time...

It's such a dull old day here I  thought I'd post a few Once Upon a Time pics to brighten the day a bit.
You can usually find me away with the fairies.

Dear SIL John took me to see Freddie last night. His one good eye is failing, due no doubt to the Diabetes. He has very little strength and looks so frail it breaks my heart.
He is as cheerful as he can be and is still in bed.
The consultant had a look at his wound today and seemed pleased I was told.

So we continue to take one day at a time......

Love to you all,
June xxx

Tuesday 10 December 2013

AFRICA...3M challenge..

Whenever I hear 'Africa' my first thoughts are always 'the children'.
Three Muses gave us the theme of Africa for the challenge this
week  and here is my simple collage.

Thank you so much for your comments.

The news about Freddie this morning is that he's had half his
foot amputated yesterday afternoon.
The operation went well and he's fine.
I shall see him tomorrow night.

Love and hugs
June xxx

Sunday 8 December 2013

Take a Word...Angel...

I call this Andrew's Angel as my friend Andrew let me use his photo!
I added a Googled background, the cross and the rose.
I like the use of stone angels in art. They are so interesting and weather worn.
This is my entry for this week's challenge on take a Word.

Just spoken to the hospital. Freddie has had his breakfast and is now sitting 
in his chair. I should be bored out of my mind, sitting there all day with
 nothing to do. It would send me crazy. Poor old thing, I feel so for him....

Have a great day everyone,
June xxx

Saturday 7 December 2013

LOVE IS ......

I should be having my Son One and Daughter Two visit today so that will be nice. 
And my Granddaughter and her partner are here for the weekend.

Algie and I have been to the Parish Church this morning for their huge
 Christmas Fair. They had a Hog Roast so I had my lunch there.
 So much meat, Algie enjoyed the feast too.
It was so crowded I had difficulty getting around so I didn't see everything.
But it was nice to get out and have some fresh air.

I did go down to see the damage the sea has done to our Duck Pond.
There is nowhere for the water to go so all the marshes are covered 
from here to the next two villages.

Be safe everyone,
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Friday 6 December 2013


Just look at the mess the water leaves behind when the tide recedes a bit. This is the bottom of Blakeney High Street. The flood was on a par with the 1953 flood, which I remember well.

Floating debris

Blakeney underwater.

My family went down last night to watch the awesome destruction of the sea just in our village. The waves were pouring over the bank like a waterfall and the Duck Pond has completely gone.
My grandson said it was like watching the end of the world.
I feel gutted especially for Cobo who has worked so hard for years to make our Duck Pond so beautiful with thousands of pounds worth of ducks.
I spoke to him a while ago and he had been down to see the damage and is now trying a rescue operation as the black swans are walking about the street. 
I  fear there won't be many of the ducks left as they will have drowned.
We were without electricity for a few hours but many are still without.

This devastation has happened all down our East Coast with many homes either lost or flooded. People have had to be evacuated and they must dread what they will find when they return home.
Nothing is worse than the mess left behind after a flood like this.
I feel so sorry for them but thank God I don't think there is any loss of life.

Take care everyone,
June xxx

Thursday 5 December 2013


 Sweet, sweet Music.
 My little Russian Princess
 Long Ago and Far Away.
Lost in Time.

I thought I'd do some catching up today with some of my vintage montages.
A lovely phone call from a friend ( Veronica ) in Chesterfield this morning.
A gorgeous handmade card, full of scrolls and flowers from my dear friend Cheryl
and my first Christmas card from my cousin Freddie.

Richard came yesterday to help me wrap the large presents. They're all
getting brown paper packages tied up with string this year!
Great fun with Algie wanting to help.

Then Sally took me to Norwich to see Freddie last night with John dog sitting!
He's been in 3 weeks already and the first time I've been well enough to go 
and see him. He looked better than I last saw him and Sally said better 
than last week. He was sitting in a chair so I cut his fingernails while we 
were there.They are doing a new treatment now....Maggots!
Of course he was pleased to see us and I him!
Sadly it will be some weeks before he's home and
will be in hospital for Christmas.

Upwards and Onwards....Algie and I went in the car this morning to
Chapel. We are promised gales, high tides and flood alerts again.

Take care everyone and keep warm.
Big Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday 3 December 2013

3M..Positive Affirmations...

A lovely challenge this week. We've been asked to make an 
art journal page with a positive quote or affirmation.
So the time arrived to open my little book of quotes I'd saved.
and I chose these two.
Thanks so much for looking.
Love and hugs
June xxx

Sunday 1 December 2013

TAKE A WORD.......TWO......

This is my collage for the challenge TWO this week.
Looking forward to seeing all yours!

It's my dearest son'e Birthday today. Happy Birthday sweetheart! xx

Thanks so much for your visit.
Love and hugs
June xxx

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday
June xxx

Friday 29 November 2013

The Goddess of Snowflakes...

I've Just come back from taking Algie for his walk.
I think the Godess of Snowflakes is appropriate for today as it's cold enough for snow. 
The wind is bitter and I swear it comes straight from the Steppes!

I went to the funeral yesterday of a local boy who died suddenly at only 27.
A beautiful service and even with all the extra chairs there 
was standing room only. We have a large church and it was filled.  All the village 
has been so saddened and supportive to his family......

And now for Freddie, he was taken to Theatre last night to have the 
gangrenous toe removed. All went well and he is fine. They leave the dressing on
untouched for 5 days so no sign of his coming home quite yet!
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and prayers.
I really appreciate it.

June xxx

Thursday 28 November 2013

This is Fairy Layla. She's the daughter of a dear friend of mine.
So this picture was a collaboration between him and me.
She is grown up now and a sweet girl.

The news this morning from the hospital was Freddie had the 
Angioplasty yesterday. He had a good night and is in good spirits.
So now we wait again for the next step.

I send my love to you all,

June xxx

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Three Muses...Altered Playing card

The Joker

I enjoyed this challenge. The background is from my stash. The Joker
was made from 3 different photos (Googled) and the 
playing cards were also found online.
I was pleased the way my Joker turned out.

Freddie is still in hospital. And still no sign of the Angioplastry being done.
They said at the beginning there was a waiting list of up to 3 weeks.....
He seems well in himself but fed up as you can imagine.

Thanks for viewing my Joker
Have a great day.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday 24 November 2013

Take a Word...Vintage..

The Butterfly Girls.

The Little Violinist

One of my favourite subjects this week. Entirely in my comfort zone!
I'm sorry these are from my files but with everything going on around me
I seem unable to concentrate.
The Butterfly Girls, I'm sure you'll recognise most everything from Itkupilli!
The little boy etc. came from Google Images.

Thank you for looking and I hope your week starts with a smile!
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday 23 November 2013

Something different...

I've been trying something a bit different. A freer, looser style.
Quite a change from my usual vintage looking images.

I recently commissioned a wonderful Silversmith, also a personal friend, to make me a ring.
I had a very old cameo, a present from my stepfather to my mother that I had after she died.
It was too small and unnoticeable to wear as a brooch and I was afraid I would lose it.I had often thought it would make a great ring so I finally got around to it.

She brought it to me finished yesterday and I am thrilled. It is set on a wide silver band that has been edged in gold. The cameo is also edged in gold. I am not the best photographer in the world but I'll do my best. A totally unique piece. The only one in the world!
I hope you can get the idea from the pictures!

Not much news about Freddie. He did go and have his eye appointment yesterday. They wheeled him down to another department.
So it's still wait and see. He should have the angioplasty next week and then we'll see if they remove the offending toe! Patience is a virtue.

Have a great weekend dear friends,
love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday 21 November 2013


 Over the last few weeks I have been designing a Series of Goddesses.
Above is the Goddess of Trees, in her Autumn garb

This is the Goddess of Music.

And this, the Goddess of the Night.
I hope you like them.

It's now 8 days Freddie's been in hospital. I hope they are going to do
the angioplasty next week.
Stanley and Jenny are seeing him this afternoon.

It's late in the afternoon so I wish you all a pleasant evening!
Love and Hugs

June xxx

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Gone with the wind...3M...

It's Wednesday! It's the day to put our challenges up
for the Three Muses.
So today here is something that came to my mind.....
Almost gone with the Wind!

My own manipulated background and figures and duck Googled
and manipulated.
Perhaps I should have gone with 'deep and meaningful' but
my Muse chose to go the other way!

Thanks for looking dear friends and for leaving a comment.

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Lady Katz....

I love to find old paintings where I can remove their heads (poor dears!) and pop on a sweet puss.
The backgrounds are by Valentina Creations.

Freddie has had a scan on his leg and we are awaiting the next step...hopefully I'll hear today.

I can see large bits of blue sky so I may venture out today with His Majesty.

Hope you all have a magical day,

June xxx