I am very pleased and proud to be able to say that this is my 800th post on my blog. I want to thank all of you who have signed up to follow me, and also to extend my gratitude to those of you who have kindly posted supportive comments. A great community, all of you, and I’m very grateful for your continuing support.
My blog started in Australia, when I lived in Bowraville, a small community in the hinterland of the mid-north coast of New South Wales. I started writing on the occasional basis, mainly rants about what is going on in the world. Then I continued my blog when I moved to North Cyprus in 2012. But last year I took part in an on-line course creating images over 22 days of the Major Arcana in the Tarot. I followed that up with participation in an on-line course for surreal art using “selfies”, came across PicMonkey, and I was off and running.
Developing abstract and surreal art has unleashed a passion for digital art where I can release all the images in my head which I can’t manage on a canvas with paints. Not only am I on an age pension with limited income, I also walk with fibromyalgia which causes muscle stiffness, so hours on painting conventional art are now beyond me.
Dancing with a chronic illness is challenging, but I have to say I am still filled with gratitude – for living on the beautiful island of Cyprus, for having a loving husband and a menagerie of lively, adoring pets, for lovely friends here, in Australia, in the UK, in the US and in other countries, for being able to create art and take photographs, and for simply living in this exciting, wonderful world of ours.
Most of all – I am delighted I have managed to create 800 posts, I’ve also made it through to 67, and I am dedicated to growing old disgracefully!
And finally, thanks to the Beach Boys for “Fun, Fun, Fun”!