Ladies of Britain…

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So today is voting day in the UK and I wanted to send a very brief message out to all you lovely ladies of Britain. I have just arrived home from voting (for the first time since I have been the legal age) and suddenly felt inspired to grab my laptop and plea with you to VOTE! Thousands of women in the 1900s fought, sacrificed and starved themselves so that women today can have the dignified and important right to vote, so why would we let their sacrifice be in vain? It is very easy to spend an hour on the Internet and find out the general policies of the different parties, even to take short quizzes to match your morals and ethos to a party who feel similarly. Then all you need to do is pop to the poll station, which is usually in walking distance, and mark a cross next to someone’s name. So simple, right?

Many people aren’t bothered about what happens politically and therefore don’t bother voting, which is fine. However, if you’re one of those people who complain or grumble about policies that in place then you have the amazing power to help change and shape the society we live in to the way that you want! Politics does not need to cause arguments or fights between friends, families or lovers, it can be a personal choice that you choose not to publish all over Facebook, or rant about during dinner.

Give voting a go if you haven’t before, and if you already have – I salute you!

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‘Etherial Muse’ Selection

I have always been a keen artist: my doodles and compositions over the years have ranged from five foot, oil-on-canvas extravaganzas, to tiny, intricate sketches on the back of a beer mat.

My newest style is inspired by many an Instagram stalk and Pintrest nosey into what other people are finding both exciting and therapeutic to create. As it is coming up to Summer, I feel a lot more happy and confident in myself (I guess a side effect of my self-diagnosed Seasonal Effective Disorder, who knows?) and therefore am focusing on mindfulness and emotional wellbeing, which, for some reason, is always reflected in my artistic musings.

I have found myself getting caught up in the odd, abstract worlds I place these little Etherial Muses in, as it is both visually wonderful but emotionally grounded.

So here’s a selection of my favourite pieces so far. If you are interested in buying any original watercolour paintings, or putting in a commission to see yourself or a pet painted as a Muse to put in a frame or perhaps have as a phone background, don’t hesitate to contact me on my ‘Contact Me’ page!

So, what do you think to the Etherial Muse selection? I’d love to hear feedback!FullSizeRender_1

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