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As the year nears an end!

At the start of the year i had thought this year was going to be a good year for my art journey. Little did any of us know what was in store as the year got going. After lock downs and many scary moments the markets and vendor events slowly got going. I have to say that i thought it was going to be a quiet year due to everything that had happened but i could not of been more wrong.

I had the opportunity this year to become a member of the Pugwash Famers Market with the first market starting on the 27th June. I was able to attend every market with the exception of one throughout the summer months. While i was off doing that each Saturday Dean continued doing the events at The Grain in Tatamagouche each Saturday dropping me off very early in Pugwash then hightailing it to Tatamagouche to to the event then picking me up at the end of the day. I am sure we were a little nuts but we managed to make it work :)

We managed to take a couple of trips to either end of our incredible province seeing both Cape Forchu Lighthouse near Yarmouth and later as we headed into fall we got the chance to drive around the Cabot Trail and made it to Meat Cove. I have to say that we live in one heck of a beautiful province. I've always known that as we all have but for some reason this year it seemed all the more beautiful. We also manged a couple of trips to the campground we love so much in Parrsboro.

My art has taken a little more time this year mainly due to not really being in the right head space earlier in the year probably due to what was going on in the world around us but as the summer came round my creative side started to flow again. At the posting of this blog i am nearing the completion of my latest series of whimsical lighthouses based on real Nova Scotian lighthouses but with a twist. I have many projects in front of me from a series of bridges to a small series of jellybean houses to a couple of commissions that i want to do. Look out for them in the future ;)

As the year starts to draw to a close we will be full swing heading towards Christmas taking part in many events Covid restrictions permitting including the Tatamagouche indoor Farmers Market most Saturday's until Christmas.

Keep an eye on my social media posts to see where we are each week.

In closing i would like to thank all those who continue to support my journey as without you enjoying my creations there would be no point. It amazes me where my art has ended up around the globe. This year my work has ended up in Australia, Austria, Lithuania, Switzerland to mention a few far away places as well as work ending up all over Canada and the U.S. Thank you to each and every person who has supported my work by either purchasing a product or continuing to encourage me on my journey.

Stay safe and well!

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Penelope Holland
Penelope Holland
Sep 18, 2021

Hello Carol and Dean,

Rob and I met you both for the first time today at the Applefest in Tatamagouche and bought 2 of your prints. We had a lovely chat and mentioned we had just moved to Tatamagouche 10 months ago from Ontario. Rob is also a fellow Brit from London but has lived in South Africa for many years before coming to Canada.

I just wanted to say "hello" again, and mention how much we enjoyed meeting you both. Your prints are hanging proudly in our living room and we can't stop admiring them. Methinks we need to purchase a larger one for our bedroom ...😆!

We look forward to seeing you both again in the near future.…

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