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Polly Birchall
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OH DEAR!
Oh dear another blip in the health of yours truly.  But all is well.  Now to get back to some normality. Sorry if I have ignored my blogging mates, I haven't even been on facebook either!! Now then, here is what I have been faced with at my U3A group (Unive...
Oh dear another blip in the health of yours truly.  But all is well.  Now to get back to some normality. Sorry if I have ignored my blogging mates, I haven't even been on facebook either!! Now then, here is what I have been f...
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EASTER CHALLENGE FINAL PART
Well over the Easter Weekend I asked for people to challenge me to paint anything.  So here are the final ones.  I did 16 in the end, and enjoyed every one.  Good to be taken out of your comfort zone. Annie Arkwright couldn't stop Humpty Dumpty from falling...
Well over the Easter Weekend I asked for people to challenge me to paint anything.  So here are the final ones.  I did 16 in the end, and enjoyed every one.  Good to be taken out of your comfort zone. Annie Arkwright couldn't...
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EASTER CHALLENGE PART 1
Been busy to far, thank you for your challenges on here and on facebook.  I usually have 4 days to myself while my hubby spends his time at the golf club.  But due to unforeseen circumstances this is not the case this year (much to my dismay much as I love ...
Been busy to far, thank you for your challenges on here and on facebook.  I usually have 4 days to myself while my hubby spends his time at the golf club.  But due to unforeseen circumstances this is not the case this year (m...
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FELT PICTURE AND A SORE FINGER!
A while ago I had a go at a felt picture. It's made with lovely soft wool tops (I think that's what the wool is called) a piece of blanket and a barbed needle, and you repeatedly stab the wool into the blanket with the needle.  Occasionally you may catch yo...
A while ago I had a go at a felt picture. It's made with lovely soft wool tops (I think that's what the wool is called) a piece of blanket and a barbed needle, and you repeatedly stab the wool into the blanket with the needle...
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ANNIE FAINTS!!!!!
Some of you may have noticed I haven't done much blogging lately.  Well I have a really good excuse. Been ill since November.  Rushed to A&E and admitted 3 times. Liberal use of morphine Yahey! Loads of scans and yukky tests and then an op (nothing sinister...
Some of you may have noticed I haven't done much blogging lately.  Well I have a really good excuse. Been ill since November.  Rushed to A&E and admitted 3 times. Liberal use of morphine Yahey! Loads of scans and yukky tests ...
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Glad you are home and hopefully feeling much better, Polly. Take care lovely lady! X
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HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH LOVE
I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Contented 20l5.  Full of fun and colourful adventures. And for those artists among you, many unexpected surprises and masterpieces. Luv and hugs From Polly xx
I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Contented 20l5.  Full of fun and colourful adventures. And for those artists among you, many unexpected surprises and masterpieces. Luv and hugs From Polly xx
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ANNIE ARKWRIGHT EDITED OUT OF BIG PAINTING CHALLENGE FINAL !!!
Have you read the headlines ' Annie Arkwright edited out of BBC's Big Painting Challenge' Annie Arkwright from Accrington, is devasted. She thought she had done her best work ever on this new BBC programme. Subjects were 1. To paint something relating to Da...
Have you read the headlines ' Annie Arkwright edited out of BBC's Big Painting Challenge' Annie Arkwright from Accrington, is devasted. She thought she had done her best work ever on this new BBC programme. Subjects were 1. T...
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EASTER CHALLENGE PART 2
Over Easter I asked people to challenge me, any subject they liked.  Here's the next batch. Martine Weare a friend of mine - playing in the local U3A Ukelele Band Catharina Engberg - Photograph of a birthday celebration meal at Jamie Oliver's Italian Restau...
Over Easter I asked people to challenge me, any subject they liked.  Here's the next batch. Martine Weare a friend of mine - playing in the local U3A Ukelele Band Catharina Engberg - Photograph of a birthday celebration meal ...
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CHALLENGE POLLY THIS EASTER
Challenge Me to paint anything this Easter, or a bit longer!  I did this the last 2 years and managed to fit them all in in the 4 days, when hubby is at the golf club, but this year could be different, as hubby may not be golfing for the 4 days.  If he is a...
Challenge Me to paint anything this Easter, or a bit longer!  I did this the last 2 years and managed to fit them all in in the 4 days, when hubby is at the golf club, but this year could be different, as hubby may not be gol...
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A POSH ALPACA
Well so nice to get back to near normality .............   and back to my beloved watercolours.  Wanted to do something simple so used the pic of an alpaca.  His name is Algernon. Have a great week, and stay healthy, or I will send Algernon round to tickle ...
Well so nice to get back to near normality .............   and back to my beloved watercolours.  Wanted to do something simple so used the pic of an alpaca.  His name is Algernon. Have a great week, and stay healthy...
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ciao Polly
questa capretta ha un'aria smarrita e desta tenerezza----
Ciao, ciao, Floriana
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CARD AND APOLOGIES!
First of all sorry,  I have been looking at your lovely blogs but have had a lot of trouble trying to post my comments lately.   Seems to have been hit and miss. I haven't been looking at the blogs as often as I normally do these past few weeks, so am espec...
First of all sorry,  I have been looking at your lovely blogs but have had a lot of trouble trying to post my comments lately.   Seems to have been hit and miss. I haven't been looking at the blogs as often as I normally do t...
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ANNIE ARKWRIGHT - SANTA'S HELPER
Annie Arkwright and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2015.  We wish you all you wish for yourselves wherever you may be. Sorry about the copyright thingey and blog thingey and facebook thingey,  just experimenting and now can't get r...
Annie Arkwright and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2015.  We wish you all you wish for yourselves wherever you may be. Sorry about the copyright thingey and blog thingey and facebook thing...
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Thank you Polly! I love little Annie Arkwright. What a delightful painting! Have a very Merry Christmas and marvellous New Year with many joyful hours of painting. 
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I like to think that what you see is what you get, an arty farty chocolate loving friend
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WELCOME TO MY BLOG, HOPE YOU ENJOY READING ABOUT ME AND MY ADVENTURES IN  ART
 I am still learning about art you never master it, especially watercolours which I love because of it is unpredictable.  I'm so glad I started nightschool and joined a club in my 50's.  It has been life changing.  I've made lifelong friends who have been by me through thick and thin.  Art has opened new doors, has given me confidence in myself.  I have attended courses in UK and abroad, and was on  Watercolour Challenge. I have been so lucky. I am still on 'The Journey' and loving it.
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I live by the coast and I love being by the sea, I suppose it's because I'm a pisces. - I live in the North West of England