Saturday, 29 December 2012

Getting back into drawing...!!!

At some stage (tomorrow I hope) I shall be back into drawing. 

Besides Christmas, I have had to do the end-of-year accounts for #2 son's company ...which took ages. In the midst of the accounting I changed the wheel on my granddaughter's car and damaged my back in the process, which stopped me drawing - I'm OK now though!

Then it was Christmas! My best friend granddaughter gave Pat and I an envelope as a Christmas present ...!

 It contained:

Return train tickets to London and back.
Hotel Room for 2 nights
Tickets for the best seats in the house for 


Dinner for two at the Ritz, Piccadilly! Rubbing shoulders with the millionaires!


We got back this afternoon!

As you can see I have hardly had a moment to blog, let alone do any drawing ... however ... my next project is both Very English AND Very American!!! Given a fair wind I shall set sail tomorrow on the new work!!

19 comments:

  1. Dear John, what a nice gift! A thought of love which becomes happiness and precious memories.
    You'll be back to the drawing with more enthusiasm after moments so special!
    I wish you a 2013 full of HEALTH and WELLNESS, HARMONY,GREAT ART, together with your beloved family.

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    1. Thank you, Rita.

      May I wish you and your lovely family the BEST New Year ever.

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  2. Oh what a wonderful Christmas present! Have fun drawing!

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    1. Thanks Judy,

      Have a great art filled New Year!

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  3. Oh boy! That was a most fabulous gift, John! I'm glad your back is better and that you are feeling wonderful. Can't wait to see what is next!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry ... I'll be over to see you later

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  4. What a Christmas gift - it does sound wonderful and a great way to wrap up the year! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family, John!

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your's, Susan. Looks like you're off to a great start artwise! So pleased for you.

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  5. That is a wonderful gift, John!!! Life is good!!!! Happy New Year, my friend....I look forward to 2013 and more of your incredible work...

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    1. And I look forward to your work too, Hilda. Have a great New Year

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  6. What a wonderful gift! I hope your back is well and truly mended. Let's see - I think I'd put odds on a Yankee Clipper. I can hardly wait to see. :)
    John, I wish you and your family a very Happy new Year!

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  7. Thank you, Kathryn. A Happy New Year to you too!

    You're not a million nautical miles off with your Clipper prediction :0).

    I'll try to get over to see what you've been up to later, Coffee & Cookies?

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  8. Sorry to hear about your back John, but it's so easily done at our age. That's a fabulous present your Granddaughter gave you ... lucky you!! As for the next project, the cryptic clues point towards the Mayflower me thinks. Whatever it is, I'm looking forward to seeing it very much. Happy New Year!!

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    1. Pre-dates the 'Mayflower'

      Thank you, John!

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  9. Oh my goodness! What an AMAZING gift! Happy New-Year!

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  10. English AND American! Can't WAIT!! Happy New Year, John!

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  11. Is your granddaughter up to adopting me? I come house trained and travel on trains nicely, have excellent table manners and love sitting in the best sets in the house!

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  12. I am looking forward to your next project. Your outing sounds like it was wonderful fun! It is so good to have you back---no more tire changing! or is it "tyre"?

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  13. Oh what a wonderful present you got! Guess you had a great time! :)

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