Wednesday, 5 June 2013


So sorry, dear readers.  I have been working full pelt to complete work for my one day Open Garden event. I know this sounds daft, but when I tell you that the Midsummer Gardens website has had more than 12000 hits, and that I may achieve several hundred visitors in one day, you can perhaps understand.  Of course, there are no guarantees, but like a good boy scout, I believe in being prepared!

One of the nice things about the day is that all ticket proceeds go to charity, and to add to the fun, I am organising a "secret auction" - I am hoping that people will put sealed bids into an envelope, and the highest bidder will win my painting, ALL proceeds to charity.  Here it i, below,  you can join in too if you wish!  Just send me an email with a bid. (Has to be over $200 - it is quite a large painting.) Not only might you win a painting, you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your money will go to a very good cause, rather than into my pocket!!!    It is called "Tucked Away", and was painted on the spot in a quiet Majorcan garden, in the sunshine.

I will be back to writing more "useful" posts once I am back in harness, which will be after June 16.  I have other commitments between now and then too, which makes matters even worse.

I hope you are all enjoying June 2013.


  1. I wish you every success Jackie, your painting is lovely.


  2. All the best for your Open Garden day, it must be a tremendous amount of work - Wish I could be there to see it. Your painting is wonderful and I'm sure it will raise a lot of money for charity.

  3. Gorgeous painting Jackie, and plein air too, you are a clever lady :) Leesa

  4. This is a wonderful painting! I wish you great success and to the lucky person who wins it, they will no doubt have won a treasure!


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