I grew up in an old estate that had been abandoned for years, the acre that it sat on was overgrown which created endless hours of exploring and lots of secret garden hideaways.
|The side entrance to my garden, I love the secret garden effect of looking through the gates and longing to be inside|
Although I love my studio, it is also my workplace and I need to escape it sometimes to regroup and refresh.
|Always full of activity, projects and fun, my small but cozy studio|
My garden and yard are my hideaway, a place where I can be quiet and enjoy the process of digging in the soil, experiencing the awe of nature or where I can just sit and paint, sketch, write or just take a nap. Do you have a special hideaway? A place where you love to just curl up and spend some time with yourself and your thoughts.
|Painting with my favorite socks on in my favorite spot|
|Visiting with friends!|
|Painting while sipping coffee in the morning light|
|Some houses that hang in my hideaway, painted by my twin granddaughters to raise money for the childrens hospital|
|Pansies line the flower beds, begging to be painted.|
Do you have such a hideaway? A place of your own where you can enjoy the magnificence in even the simplest things around you? A place to unwind from the day, meditate and give thanks? Make sure you hop over to my blog for some tips on how to create this special place. I also made you a video, painting something amazing I found a few days ago.
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