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OMG! What a year it's been!

Oh dear, I must start this blog with an apology my friends! I now realize this is the first blog in over a year!!! I know we all say from time to time, where does the time go, but this time I'm saying, where on earth has that year gone!!! I know I'm probably not the only one to think that, right?!

I do hope this finds you all safe and well and all still able to do the things you love despite what is going on in the world. As I write, we are hearing about the new omicron variant sweeping across the world and everyone bracing themselves for yet another wave. We are certainly seeing a new wave coming here in Nova Scotia right now. As many of you know, we (Dean and I) work in health care and are constantly reminded of the risk to our most vulnerable. Please stay safe everyone! <3

If you follow along with us on social media you might have seen that for most of the year we have been attending weekend markets and shows along the north shore and to some extent further afield. The reception we have had wherever we have been has been overwhelming. We feel so blessed to have been able to do as much as we have this year and meet so many wonderful people along the way! We truly appreciate each and every one!

We started off our year with some house renovations, well, some painting and help to finish up a basement room.

The markets started in early March so there wasn't much time to do a lot of new paintings before our work week was extended. I completed a commission and several small one off paintings, no prints of these ones though, plus then the Jellybean Houses just for fun which have been very popular on coasters and magnets!

In September, Dean surprised me with a trip to Newfoundland. To say I was surprised is an understatement, I was blown away! I thought we were having a trip to Cape Breton which we love, and then on to PEI and back home through New Brunswick. I had no idea he had booked hotels, the ferry and a fabulous boat tour! It was an amazing vacation from Port aux Basques to Rocky Harbour and Gros Morne National Park, then all the way up the western side of the island to St. Anthony and the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. The scenery is stunning and the people were wonderful, so welcoming. Here's just a few photos from our trip...

As we approach Christmas and the New Year we are looking forward to a break and time for me to do some new paintings. I have a full line up of things on my 'to do' list so I'll try to keep you updated as I go along! :)

In the meantime, from both of us, have a very Safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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