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Unforgettable stories…..

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  “It is easy to forget how mysterious and mighty stories are. They do their work in silence, invisibly. They work with all internal materials of the mind and self. They become part of you while changing you. Beware the stories you read or tell: subtly at night, beneath the waters of consciousness they are altering your world.” – Ben Okri       What makes a story unforgettable?  This is the question I’m asking myself as we plan a …

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Painting my favourite books

Painting my favourite books

I painted this picture one summer in France, several years ago, when my children were young. We had a little rustic house there, and we covered one wall with 12 inch square paintings, representing ourselves and our interests. This panel was a bookshelf of treasured books from different decades of my life. Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild was my all time favourite book as a child. Pauline, Petrova, and Posy, three orphans rescued by an absent minded explorer. I wanted …

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