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With apologies to Walter Scott (For years I thought this was a quote from William Shakespeare. I was wrong)

By the time you read this blog I am hoping to not resemble a mugging victim! It had to happen: 40+ years living in Australia with a pale English skin. The dreaded skin cancer was diagnosed and without further boring details I can inform you that I am now sporting a deconstructed nose. Also a slice of my ear is missing. Shades of Van Gogh…am I taking this crazy painter thing a step too far? I have decided my appearance is becoming more interesting (insert both smiley and hopeful emoticons) Also here in Australia it is very trendy for cafes to serve ‘deconstructed’ dishes. Must keep up with the fashion. Dear friends, there is also the tale of the missing finger, but that is a story for another blog.

But I digress. There is a positive to this story. After the surgery I was housebound for a few days which meant there was no excuse not to FINISH THE WEBSITE! And I did and now you are here. Welcome.

I consider myself reasonably ‘tech savvy’ Well that was before I started the website. You have probably been there. The reading of the instructions/try instructions and it doesn’t work/read them three more times/search google for other budding but struggling web builders and their solutions. The last one often worked and was also good for morale boosting. “Going Crazy from Iceland” is having exactly the same issue as me. I am not the only dummy.

Also youtube is my friend. I spent about 2 hours trying to remedy one issue and then found a 1 1/2 minute video which solved it in …1/1/2 minutes! Interestingly, I found the best instructions were not from the web building platform. Sorry, Squarespace, you did your best to assist me. “Not her again” I hear you mutter.

So please forgive any glitches on this website. It is of course a work in progress but I am quite pleased that I got this far with no assistance other than via the mighty web.

Have to go now and paint some Sunflowers, Irises and a Starry Night. They are bound to turn out wonderfully well now I am becoming Vincent!

Louise x

in my study-Feathers from my favourite visitors, the Red Tailed Black Cockatoos.

in my study-Feathers from my favourite visitors, the Red Tailed Black Cockatoos.

Cockatoo Girl. Acrylic on canvas.

Cockatoo Girl. Acrylic on canvas.