Friday, 12 December 2014

End of year sale


I have finished working on my classes and paintings for the year now but my classes will stay on sale throughout the Christmas period until December 30th.
 With the new EU rules on digital selling coming into place, now would be a great time for my EU buddies to grab a class while they can. If you don't know what i'm talking about check out my EU faq page on my typepad site for more info.http://secrethermit.typepad.com/my-blog/eu-faq-page.html

The link for the sale price for my online classes is here:http://secrethermit.typepad.com/my-blog/sale.html
Simply pick your class from the drop down menu and click buy now :)

I hope you have a wonderful holidays everyone!!!!!

Micki x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Painting like crazy


OOh it's been lovely this past week or 2. I've just been in a painting crazy phase and they have been flying out of me.
Here are some of the new ones :)

Cosmic priestess 8x10 inches on wood - SOLD!!

Flora (A Flora Bowley inspired painting) 6x6 inches on wood - SOLD!!

Forest of Fawn 6x6 inches on wood - SOLD!!

 Intuitive Thinking 8x6 inches on wood - SOLD!!

Keeper of the dark crystals 8x6 inches on wood - SOLD!!
 

Octogirl and the crystal cavern 8x6 inches on wood - SOLD!!

 Rose 6x6 inches on wood - SOLD!!

 The Amethyst unicorn 6x6 inches on wood

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Houses and new art work



 So we want to move house.......We've been wanting to move house for a long time but now it just really has to happen. Our teeny tiny terraced house in the UK just isn't big enough for us anymore I need a proper space to work in rather than stealing the dining room and the kids have needed more functional bedroom spaces for a long time.
To move house we would need £20,000 - £30,000 at the very least, UK house prices are crazy and we are at the lowest level of housing at the moment, but it is something we really have set our hearts on and so it must happen somehow.

Before you read anymore....I am not asking for money :) ......I'm just having a rant ;)

So we are in the process of saving every last penny we have which means after our Christmas holiday this year. No more holidays or gifts or anything nice like ever, at all.....Uggghhhh!!!

We will be keeping to a strict budget in the hope that we will be able to leave in 2 years or at least have our house on the market for sale in 2017. We still have work to do on the house before we can sell it as well, it's an old house and there is always something more to do with old houses. Anyone else with an old house will know what it entails living with something built over 100 years ago......it's never easy!!

 Anyone with any frugal tips please feel free to offer advice, all is welcome :)

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Real life has a way of interrupting the niceties of blogging, and you gotta keep it real sometimes. I am going to be struggling with each day to save as much money as possible to move house, trying to keep positive and my head in the happy place but I can tell you it's not going to be easy.
 I love my painty job and all that I do I just wish I had someplace quieter and more efficient to do it. 

Ok enough ranting back to a more cheerful me......here are some of my latest paintings, made this week :)

Daughter of Gaia.....8x6 inches on wood canvas

 Harmony.......8x10 inches on wood canvas

 Find that magical place.......8x10 inches on wood canvas (SOLD)

Wild dreamer........20x20 cms on flat canvas board (SOLD)


Monday, 3 November 2014

Magical things


It's been a ridiculously long time since I last blogged again so I'd better fill you in on what's been going on around here:
 For the last few months I have been working on and I have just finished my latest online class 'Magical Things'

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Which is now available for purchase here: MAGICAL THINGS

Also this year I was lucky enough to take part in Soul Food and Lifebook as a teacher and they were both truly wonderful experiences in which I have met so many new and fabulous people.

As many of you know already my beloved doggy Storm spent several months being very very poorly this year which was an emotional and worrying time for our family, he spent a lot of time resting in one of his favourite spots though and had lots of love and attention from us all so I am happy to say that he has now made a full recovery. *yay*

Storm thanks you all for the lovely well wishes he received :)

I hope to check in again with you all soon and not leave it so long in between posts this time.
Love and hugs
Micki x

Friday, 1 August 2014

My latest online class


My latest online class 'Sugary sweet' is now available for purchase as from today *yay*


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You can read more about the class here: