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Thursday, 12 April 2018

A bit of good news.

Hello. The weather has been rubbish again today, so I haven't been anywhere, not even for a walk. Ken came round this morning after he had taken Bailey poodle  a walk. We had a natter and a coffee, and he said he is off on holiday for two weeks soon. I said I would do the morning dog walk and ask Brenda to do a couple more extra days, and ask Jane if she would help out as well. We can cover it between us while he is away.

I got the documentation through the post for the RAC membership, from the insurance broker. It is £40 cheaper than renewing direct with them. A good saving.

Had to get on the phone to my utilities supplier today, and was surprised that they answered straight away. I haven't had a bill since I paid the last one in November. I gave them updated readings so hopefully the bill will arrive shortly. It will be two quarterly bills combined into one, so it will be a bit high. Not to worry, I always keep money in the kitty to pay for it.

A bit of good news, it looks like I will be having my own art exhibition sometime this year. I need to chose the dates from the availability list at the Burton upon Trent Library. So I will be following in the footsteps of my Uncle Stan. I'm a bit excited. I hope to have some more pieces finished by then.

They are talking about me on Shoestring Cottage blog, have you seen it? Jane sent me some questions and I answered them. She is doing a series of questions and answers with various bloggers, First off was Katy Kicker, there will be more to follow.

I'm having to fight a cat off here, Heidi wants my attention, so I'll have to go. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.


30 comments:

  1. so exciting to hear you will have your own exhibition, so deserved

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  2. I wondered if you would, at some point, have your art on show, but thought it would be more local. What a long way from home. I know you were from that area originally, but what made you decide to take your art works so far from home if you don't mind me asking? Will they be for sale, and will your car body art be included? I imagine you have works which we have not seen on your blog. You must be quite thrilled.

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    1. Hi. I haven't really looked for anywhere nearer home to show my art, can't think of any places in or around Scunthorpe. Artists travel all over the country with their exhibitions. Burton upon Trent is a busy town, only 95 miles away. Lots of people will be visiting the library, and there will be a story there for the newspapers. Yes, there will be some for sale, and I will take most of what I have.

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  3. How fun to have your own art exhibition.

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  4. How wonderful to have your own Art Exhibition.You have some lovely artwork that I've seen on here.Congratulations Ilona x

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  5. Well done for having your own art exhibition!!,You deserve it.Back in Burton aswell!..Yes I read about you on Shoestring Cottage,and Ive seen you mentioned on other peoples blogs as well over the last few months...all nice things said about you!!.Well,its been rainy and misty all day long here in Leic.Ive been out for a meal with Family and friends tonight because today is my Daughters 40th birthday...that makes me feel old,lol.Tomorrow my Daughter,myself and some of her friends are going to Nottingham and a river boat party trip,food and drink included in the price.We are staying over night so I expect a sore head by Saturday morning,lol...Ive got a very wet cat who went out the catflap half hour ago,just come in and jump all over me so Im going to get a towel to dry him off...and myself,lol.Ill be back home Saturday evening so I will pop by then.Have a great weekend all,xx

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  6. Congratulations on the art exhibition! That is wonderful! So excited for you!

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  7. Barbara (Canada)13 April 2018 at 02:53

    Your own exhibition - how wonderful. Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations! You always have such interesting pieces! Wish I could be there.

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  9. Congratulations for exhibition, wonderful news! I think she will be greatly visited! Bravo!

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  10. Good news about your art exhibition......rich and famous at last!! :-)

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    1. Don't know about the "at last", bit Sue. Rip off Britain, morning tv, local radio, and possibly more that I don't know about, I think Ilona is already quite famous ! :)

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    2. PS. Oops, forgot shed of the year as well Sue ! :)

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  11. An art exhibition! That's fantastic news and very exciting, well done Ilona. You have some marvellous pieces to display. I bet there will be an article in the newspaper too. Great news...

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  12. That’s great news about your own art show, Ilona-if we finally get our motorhome, I may even manage a visit! I read your guest blog as ai follow Jane as well. Pouring down here today so no garden time again.

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  13. Thanks so much for answering my questions - your common sense and down to earth approach to life is proving popular with readers of my blog.
    Congratulations on your exhibition! That's great news. I am sure you will keep us all up to date with developments. I wish I had an artistic bone or two, but sadly not.

    Jane

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  14. Congratulations on the Art show Ilona. I'm sure it will be a joyful sight for all the library users. Loved reading your answers over at Jane's.
    Have a good day. It's very wet here but I had a nice walk in Derbyshire with my group yesterday. There's a post about it over at mine if you are interested. I expect you will have walked some of it on previous holidays :0)
    Jacquie x

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    1. Thank you for mentioning it. I've had a look and left a comment.

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  15. Your art is so beautiful. Have tried my hand at creating my own pieces so makes me appreciate your skill.

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  16. Loved your responses to the questions on Jane's blog. They were very well put.
    Also congrats on the art exhibition. Is it a public or private venue and did you have to pay or were you invited? Either way, really exciting and a great way to get your name out there as an artist.

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    1. Hi. It's in the main public library, just off the High Street. The display area is just inside the main entrance, anyone can walk in to see it. I have to pay a small charge, it will be a two week exhibition, date to be arranged.

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    2. Hi Illona, So great for you! Our library has a display area and invites patrons to display their collections or art work. I think it's a great idea. Not to laugh but I had a month-long display of my cabbage patch dolls there a year ago, lol. Libraries provide so many services and make the internet accessible to those who don't have access. I just worry sometimes that public libraries will go the way of dinosaurs because of amazon and other online sources for ebooks and media. I encourage everyone to use their library because it affects the funding that they receive.

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  17. Congratulations! I really enjoying seeing your artwork and the new creations you come up with. All beautiful! My favorite are still the dollies with the crazy hair!

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  18. Congratulations Ilona! You have created many lovely and original artworks.Jane from Cornwall.

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  19. Amanda Simmonds13 April 2018 at 17:47

    Congratulations!

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  20. Hi Ilona, fantastic news about the exhibition for your art; well deserved x I read Jane's blog ; I thought you only had 2 cat's not 3 have I missed something ? xx

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    1. Two cats is correct. She took the blurb off my sidebar, and I forgot to change it when Bugsy died, so my fault.

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  21. Massive congratulations on the exhibition Ilona. I’m delighted for you and have thought for a long time that your work deserves more exposure. A library is a good place to start.
    I really enjoyed reading your interview on Shoestring cottage too.

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  22. An art exhibition- how so very exciting! Well done you, you talented lady. Look forward to seeing it on your blog, hope you are well,xxxx

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  23. That's great news Ilona. I've loved many of your creations you've shown us to date. I guess you'll need to be planning your space and what goes where. Your Uncle Stan would be so proud of you I'm sure. I've always enjoyed art and craft exhibitions.

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