November 28, 2019

The rain and wind have taken most of the golden, russet and red leaves down – but the last ones up are all the more beautiful for that – shining against the darks of the forest and hedgerows.

It’s of my favourite times of the year but there aren’t many hours to catch th...

July 3, 2019

22nd May 2019

The Meaning and Wonder of Art

As you’ll know if you follow me on Twitter (jenny_hare) I’m fascinated with the question What is Art?

Up to 542 answers now and I can easily see it going on to 1000 and counting.

Thing is, everyone – everyone! – has a different t...

February 5, 2019

Let’s look at Happiness first.

Isn’t it funny – even when we know something oh so well, we can still need reminding.

Happiness, for instance. I’ve thought about it, lived it, felt it, joyed in it. Sometimes too, of course, I’ve lost it – but always, thankfully, found it...

January 7, 2019

It's encouragement (or lack of) that's so important to our wellbeing. We all need encouragement, don’t we? And that’s partly why we enjoy working as with luck we get praise and thanks, hopefully from our employer or clients as well as by way of the pay cheque.

But I was...

May 3, 2018

Isn’t it wonderful how we sometimes come across something that makes our hearts sing?

Doesn’t matter at all if it leaves others cold - it’s an individual response. Could be a one in a million moment.

I crave that surge of excitement and warmth from an inspiration. Someti...

April 8, 2018

Snow gone – hurrah!

Before the blizzard set in last week, I wrote that I’d had the loveliest time. I’d got back from an advanced driving session which though the observer (I’m not supposed to call her a teacher but that is what she undoubtedly is as I’m learning so much...

December 15, 2017

Being an artist. Nurturing your passion. Why it’s not easy. How it’s possible. Keep the faith. Love art!

I sometimes think I’m quite idle and very fortunate to be out of the rat race and able to paint to my heart’s content. But actually I do get quite a lot of other thi...

November 9, 2017

I love the thought that when we love a painting - or book, piece of music or any creative offering - there is somehow an exchange of joy that resonates and shines.

It's mysterious and full of wonder.

The other day just after waking up I had a vision of creativity shining...

September 1, 2017

The true value of art

This fascinates me because people have such diverse opinions – mostly thinking it’s all about money.

I think the opposite.

Every one of my paintings is an individual piece of my art. It may or not be ‘good’ - although everyone’s idea of what that mea...

July 17, 2017

The Summer reaches that pivotal point of harvest and plenty, richness and gold, in a blaze of glory – our fourth heatwave this year.  The hay meadows aren’t cut yet but as soon as my neighbouring farmer sees a likely few days of dry weather ahead, they will be. The tre...

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