Artist’s Statement

“Painting is an endlessly fascinating (and frustrating) way to untangle myself. I paint with curiosity; exploring emotion and life through colour and brushstroke, seeking to create compositions that simultaneously burst with joy while listening to the peaceful whispers of shadow. I look to nature for inspiration but look within for the work, the play, the love of it all. There’s a levity and liveliness to my paintings – a sense of wonder tinted with a sweep of humour. I admire the unusual, celebrate the weird, tread quietly and lightly in this world, and am leaving a bold, colourful trail of work behind.”

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Still one of my favorites.  Simplicity meets contemporary meets whimsy meets gentle... all saying hello to my imagination.  You'll find  prints of this sweet one amongst my 'In Bloom' collection in my shop. ๐ŸŒธ
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"Morning Light - blue"
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#inbloom
#flowerpower #inspiredbynature
#flowerprint #canvasprints
#paintedflowers #floralpainting #flowerpainting #walldecor #nurserydecor #floralinspired #contemporaryfloral

Still one of my favorites. Simplicity meets contemporary meets whimsy meets gentle... all saying hello to my imagination. You`ll find prints of this sweet one amongst my `In Bloom` collection in my shop. ๐ŸŒธ
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"Morning Light - blue"
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#inbloom
#flowerpower #inspiredbynature
#flowerprint #canvasprints
#paintedflowers #floralpainting #flowerpainting #walldecor #nurserydecor #floralinspired #contemporaryfloral
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I'm quietly adding new originals to the shop all the time, like this peaceful little lake view just added to my 'Lakelands' collection of prints and paintings.  Seems like the perfect place to dream of on this long weekend morning. ๐Ÿ’™ 
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Lakelands 12-20
12" x 12"
acrylic,  gallery wrapped canvas 
available in my shop 
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#longweekend #peaceofnature #lakeviews #lakelands #lakeliving #lakelife #lakedistrict #landscapepainting #originalart #landscapeprints #landscapeartprints #canvasprints #canadianlandscapes #getoutside #livingetc

I`m quietly adding new originals to the shop all the time, like this peaceful little lake view just added to my `Lakelands` collection of prints and paintings. Seems like the perfect place to dream of on this long weekend morning. ๐Ÿ’™
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Lakelands 12-20
12" x 12"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
available in my shop
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#longweekend #peaceofnature #lakeviews #lakelands #lakeliving #lakelife #lakedistrict #landscapepainting #originalart #landscapeprints #landscapeartprints #canvasprints #canadianlandscapes #getoutside #livingetc
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It's officially a long weekend here and to many of us, this unofficially marks the start of summer.  Even my official weather app told me it's the unofficially start of summer so I know it's official. 
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For some, it's the official start of 'weekending' as a lifestyle.  It's fondly, but unofficially, called the "May 2-4" weekend (appropriately after a case of beer). I might have memories of unofficial but SUPER fun activities ๐Ÿ˜‰  Regardless, the arrival of warm weather and hammock naps is widely, officially, welcomed by all. 
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For a lucky handful,  it's the official weekend of boat launch and cottage openings. Of firing up the BBQ and pumping up bike tires. Bring on all the weekend fun! I hope you're officially having a great time, whatever it is you're up to. Official, unofficial, all of it.
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Sharing here a painting inspired by the beautiful quiet found in the peace of cottage country.  From my 'Lakelands' collection:
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'Stoney Lake'
Prints available 
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#longweekend #lakelands #weekending #landscape #landscapeprints #lakeliving #cottagelife #stoneylake #ohcanada #may24 #peaceofnature

It`s officially a long weekend here and to many of us, this unofficially marks the start of summer. Even my official weather app told me it`s the unofficially start of summer so I know it`s official.
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For some, it`s the official start of `weekending` as a lifestyle. It`s fondly, but unofficially, called the "May 2-4" weekend (appropriately after a case of beer). I might have memories of unofficial but SUPER fun activities ๐Ÿ˜‰ Regardless, the arrival of warm weather and hammock naps is widely, officially, welcomed by all.
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For a lucky handful, it`s the official weekend of boat launch and cottage openings. Of firing up the BBQ and pumping up bike tires. Bring on all the weekend fun! I hope you`re officially having a great time, whatever it is you`re up to. Official, unofficial, all of it.
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Sharing here a painting inspired by the beautiful quiet found in the peace of cottage country. From my `Lakelands` collection:
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`Stoney Lake`
Prints available
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#longweekend #lakelands #weekending #landscape #landscapeprints #lakeliving #cottagelife #stoneylake #ohcanada #may24 #peaceofnature
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Are you ready for the beautiful energy of summer? ๐Ÿฉท
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โ€˜Strawberry Summerโ€™ is a painting that captures the glorious beauty of a warm summer day sinking colorfully into night. 
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Pink art isnโ€™t only for little girls. Pink (perhaps more than any other color) has the potential to express a range of moods. From the softest blush-tinted creams, to crimson-rich shadows, itโ€™s a color of a thousand faces that will cast a rosy glow in your home. 
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Browse through my gallery of pink paintings and wall art, and find that special something to make you smile!
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#pinkart #wallartprint #pinkfriday #summerdecor

Are you ready for the beautiful energy of summer? ๐Ÿฉท
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โ€˜Strawberry Summerโ€™ is a painting that captures the glorious beauty of a warm summer day sinking colorfully into night.
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Pink art isnโ€™t only for little girls. Pink (perhaps more than any other color) has the potential to express a range of moods. From the softest blush-tinted creams, to crimson-rich shadows, itโ€™s a color of a thousand faces that will cast a rosy glow in your home.
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Browse through my gallery of pink paintings and wall art, and find that special something to make you smile!
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#pinkart #wallartprint #pinkfriday #summerdecor
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Did you see that there's a new 'filtering' feature on my shop site?  The other Bee is so clever!  I'm hoping it helps with going through all the work available - originals, prints and cards - for those on a mission for something specific. (Having said that, it's super fun to browse, and the shop is organized and easy to navigate as is - again, all credit to the other bee ๐Ÿ) 
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BUT, if you're looking for, say, a pink piece of art .... pop in pink and Bingo!  Not surprisingly ( being me ) there are lots of options for you, including this new original from my recent collection of abstract skies.
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The Shape of Wind 
30-5
30" x 30"
acrylic,  gallery wrapped canvas 
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#abstractlandscape #landscapes #pinksky #pinkskyatnight #skyscapes #landscapepainting #canvasprints #landscapeprints

Did you see that there`s a new `filtering` feature on my shop site? The other Bee is so clever! I`m hoping it helps with going through all the work available - originals, prints and cards - for those on a mission for something specific. (Having said that, it`s super fun to browse, and the shop is organized and easy to navigate as is - again, all credit to the other bee ๐Ÿ)
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BUT, if you`re looking for, say, a pink piece of art .... pop in pink and Bingo! Not surprisingly ( being me ) there are lots of options for you, including this new original from my recent collection of abstract skies.
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The Shape of Wind
30-5
30" x 30"
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
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#abstractlandscape #landscapes #pinksky #pinkskyatnight #skyscapes #landscapepainting #canvasprints #landscapeprints
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Every flower, every garden stroll, every whiff of lilac, hour spent raking, knees mudded weeding, or unpronounceable Latin floral variety read is a memory of my mum.  My forever thorny rose gone too soon. ๐Ÿ’”
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'September Rose'
prints available 
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#abstractflower #framedprint #flowerprint
#floralpainting #septemberrose #flowerpower #flowerpainting #contemporaryfloral #artprintsuk #fineartprints #canvasprints #wallart 
#housebeautiful #springflowers

Every flower, every garden stroll, every whiff of lilac, hour spent raking, knees mudded weeding, or unpronounceable Latin floral variety read is a memory of my mum. My forever thorny rose gone too soon. ๐Ÿ’”
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`September Rose`
prints available
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#abstractflower #framedprint #flowerprint
#floralpainting #septemberrose #flowerpower #flowerpainting #contemporaryfloral #artprintsuk #fineartprints #canvasprints #wallart
#housebeautiful #springflowers
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Waking up SUPER envious of everyone who was under the beautiful solar storm last night.  The sky lit up with colour dancing on the wind ..... #bestillmyheart. 
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Between the recent eclipse and this spectacular show of the Northern Lights,  I'm loving the idea of our collective attention turned to the sky and soaking in a sense of awe and wonder.  Welcome to my world! ๐Ÿ’™
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The Shape of Wind 
12-3
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas 
available in my shop 
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#colorfulskies #beautifulskies
#solarstorm #abstractlandscape #skyscapes #skypainting #landscapes #landscapeprints #landscapepainting #originalart #canvasprints #springskies #homedecor #alltheblues #bluedecor #hamont #painterofskies #theviewfromhere

Waking up SUPER envious of everyone who was under the beautiful solar storm last night. The sky lit up with colour dancing on the wind ..... #bestillmyheart.
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Between the recent eclipse and this spectacular show of the Northern Lights, I`m loving the idea of our collective attention turned to the sky and soaking in a sense of awe and wonder. Welcome to my world! ๐Ÿ’™
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The Shape of Wind
12-3
acrylic, gallery wrapped canvas
available in my shop
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#colorfulskies #beautifulskies
#solarstorm #abstractlandscape #skyscapes #skypainting #landscapes #landscapeprints #landscapepainting #originalart #canvasprints #springskies #homedecor #alltheblues #bluedecor #hamont #painterofskies #theviewfromhere
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'Strawberry Summer' captures my profound love of colour, of clouds, for big skies and  warmer winds that is otherwise hard to put into words.
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This painting lands perfectly in my sweet spot - lots of life but somehow calming,  intense colour that feels entirely at ease, abstract brushstrokes that have created a tangible, joyful place. And what a beautiful place it is!
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If you're thinking pink, I'm pleased to be able to offer this glorious summer sky as a new print in my shop.  We're featuring PINK over there this month and I love it!! ๐Ÿฉท
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#strawberrysummer #strawberrypink #pink #pinkandred #hotsummernights #lovepink #pinksky #redskyatnight #summersunset #eveningsky #sunset #abstractlandscape #landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeprints #artprintsuk #canvasprints  #beautifulhorizons #beautifulskies #skyscapes #originalart

`Strawberry Summer` captures my profound love of colour, of clouds, for big skies and warmer winds that is otherwise hard to put into words.
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This painting lands perfectly in my sweet spot - lots of life but somehow calming, intense colour that feels entirely at ease, abstract brushstrokes that have created a tangible, joyful place. And what a beautiful place it is!
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If you`re thinking pink, I`m pleased to be able to offer this glorious summer sky as a new print in my shop. We`re featuring PINK over there this month and I love it!! ๐Ÿฉท
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#strawberrysummer #strawberrypink #pink #pinkandred #hotsummernights #lovepink #pinksky #redskyatnight #summersunset #eveningsky #sunset #abstractlandscape #landscapepainting #landscapes #landscapeprints #artprintsuk #canvasprints #beautifulhorizons #beautifulskies #skyscapes #originalart
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Leaning into spring HARD right now because it's dripping from every dewdrop, infusing every breeze, floating through the light and with every perfectly messy petal blooming, gloriously coloring my world. ๐Ÿฉท
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It's almost too much for me.  Ideas are a bit scattered, inspiration swirling past and my brush can't quite seem to catch exactly what I'm feeling or wanting to see. (plus the temptation is to instead disappear on hours long bike rides or tackle the pile of weeds flourishing in my garden). 
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But with some sort of spring collection planned (goals!) I'm in the studio every day hoping to connect heart and brush to colour and canvas. ๐Ÿคž
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(this pretty peach sky here has sold but it's my inspiration for today)
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#spring #springtime #springhassprung
#springskies #peachpink #skypainting #beautifulskies #landscapes #landscapeprints #landscapepainting #oilpainting #originalart #heavensabove #fineartprints #artprintsuk #canvasprints

Leaning into spring HARD right now because it`s dripping from every dewdrop, infusing every breeze, floating through the light and with every perfectly messy petal blooming, gloriously coloring my world. ๐Ÿฉท
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It`s almost too much for me. Ideas are a bit scattered, inspiration swirling past and my brush can`t quite seem to catch exactly what I`m feeling or wanting to see. (plus the temptation is to instead disappear on hours long bike rides or tackle the pile of weeds flourishing in my garden).
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But with some sort of spring collection planned (goals!) I`m in the studio every day hoping to connect heart and brush to colour and canvas. ๐Ÿคž
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(this pretty peach sky here has sold but it`s my inspiration for today)
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#spring #springtime #springhassprung
#springskies #peachpink #skypainting #beautifulskies #landscapes #landscapeprints #landscapepainting #oilpainting #originalart #heavensabove #fineartprints #artprintsuk #canvasprints
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Sunday mornings feel like the time for familiar favourites and forever skies.  For light winds and restful views.  For fresh air and open horizons.  A time to follow your heart ๐Ÿ’™
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'Blue Spruce' is all such peaceful things - it captures a deeply quiet but beautifully alive landscape.  The kind of place to escape towards, sink into and dream about.  Clearly a favourite of mine!
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While the original has sold (to a dear friend I've known since nursery school!) prints - both canvas and paper - are available for your heart and home.
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#landscapeprints #landscapes
#landscapeartprints #artprintsuk #canvasprints #lakeviews #cottagecountry #lakelands #lakemuskoka #bluegrey #framedprint #adayatthelake #abstractlandscapes
#bluespruce #cottagelife #weekending 
#blueskies #cottagestyle #fineartprints

Sunday mornings feel like the time for familiar favourites and forever skies. For light winds and restful views. For fresh air and open horizons. A time to follow your heart ๐Ÿ’™
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`Blue Spruce` is all such peaceful things - it captures a deeply quiet but beautifully alive landscape. The kind of place to escape towards, sink into and dream about. Clearly a favourite of mine!
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While the original has sold (to a dear friend I`ve known since nursery school!) prints - both canvas and paper - are available for your heart and home.
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#landscapeprints #landscapes
#landscapeartprints #artprintsuk #canvasprints #lakeviews #cottagecountry #lakelands #lakemuskoka #bluegrey #framedprint #adayatthelake #abstractlandscapes
#bluespruce #cottagelife #weekending
#blueskies #cottagestyle #fineartprints
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Spring of mind,
Spring of weather,
Wish it were
May for Ever. ๐Ÿฉท
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'Ever and Ever'
(original sold)
prints available 
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#springtime #lookslikespring #artprints
#springtime #springskies #summerskies #landscapeartprints #landscapeprints #wallart #abstractlandscapes #beautifulskies 
#canvasprints #skypainting #pinkskies #originalart #artprintsuk #everandever

Spring of mind,
Spring of weather,
Wish it were
May for Ever. ๐Ÿฉท
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`Ever and Ever`
(original sold)
prints available
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#springtime #lookslikespring #artprints
#springtime #springskies #summerskies #landscapeartprints #landscapeprints #wallart #abstractlandscapes #beautifulskies
#canvasprints #skypainting #pinkskies #originalart #artprintsuk #everandever
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A Day off ๐Ÿ’™
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I actually took a full day off. I know! me!
An entire day off! 
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A guilt-free, morning-in-pyjamas, music playing, movie-watching, bike-riding, friend-hugging, park-strolling and bubble-bath-soaking kind of day off.  Emphasis on the gulit-free.  I needed it and wowzas, felt great.  Might have to happen again sometime. 
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A day like that, and the solid 12hr sleep that night, was such a tangible reminder to myself to ease up from time to time, to take a REAL break ( not just a fart around hour here and there - that's not the same) and always, always remember to stop and watch the clouds roll by.
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If you haven't done so already today,  I highly recommend going outside and just taking a moment to breathe it all in. ๐Ÿ’™
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Have a beautiful day everyone!
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Shown here is a peaceful favourite:
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'Lake Lovely'
prints and cards available 
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#lakeview #blueskies
#eveningsky #lakeliving #lakedistrict #landscapeartprints #landscapeprints
#beautifulskies #skyscapes
#canvasprints #lakelands #cottagelife

A Day off ๐Ÿ’™
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I actually took a full day off. I know! me!
An entire day off!
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A guilt-free, morning-in-pyjamas, music playing, movie-watching, bike-riding, friend-hugging, park-strolling and bubble-bath-soaking kind of day off. Emphasis on the gulit-free. I needed it and wowzas, felt great. Might have to happen again sometime.
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A day like that, and the solid 12hr sleep that night, was such a tangible reminder to myself to ease up from time to time, to take a REAL break ( not just a fart around hour here and there - that`s not the same) and always, always remember to stop and watch the clouds roll by.
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If you haven`t done so already today, I highly recommend going outside and just taking a moment to breathe it all in. ๐Ÿ’™
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Have a beautiful day everyone!
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Shown here is a peaceful favourite:
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`Lake Lovely`
prints and cards available
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#lakeview #blueskies
#eveningsky #lakeliving #lakedistrict #landscapeartprints #landscapeprints
#beautifulskies #skyscapes
#canvasprints #lakelands #cottagelife
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