January 5, 2016

Those wonderful days in London

Good day my lovelies.  Welcome.  I'm delighted to see you.

When I was young and foolish (now I'm simply foolish :o)), I traveled in Europe and latterly lived in London.  All in all, much to my parents chagrin, I was away from Canada for three years. I fell in love with London Town and knew it like the back of my hand.  So in love with the cultural aspects London offered, I lived for the theatre, ballet, and every other venue I could find.  I came back to Canada and immediately went into culture shock.  Some of my very best friends are those women I lived with at that time. 

It didn't snow often, however when it did, somehow it seemed magical.  I think that has something to do with the being young.  I do, however, remember winters sort of like this.  A very quick art journal sketch which I am linking to Art Journal Journey


Thanks so much for dropping in and thank you for all your lovely comments.  I really delight in them.  Take care, and remember to enjoy the moment.

“My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you're born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train's pulled into Piccadilly Circus they've become a Londoner.”
 
~ Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho

14 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Donna, you know how my heart beats for my home town, your painting is wonderful. You have made me happy with it! Have a great day, take care, and thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

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  2. A really special page with wonderful drawing. I love the post and the quote about being a Londoner.

    Thank you for another great piece of artwork at AJJ

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Love your page something romantic about it

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  4. A wonderful sketch Donna...absolutely adorable and those quote about being a Londoner ist just awesome!
    Thank you so much for this wonderful Art Journal sketches for Art Journal Journey!
    Sending ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  5. I don't have much to say about this except it is gorgeous!

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  6. your sketch is so dreamy... i love how the snowflakes create a Polka dot umbrella!
    London is one of my favorite towns, but incredibly expensive to live there!
    thanks for your comment on my blog, dorothy - wishing you a wonderful new year!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, Donna! Love hearing the stories that go with your art :)

    Hugs
    Yvonne

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  8. Just charming- makes us want to step into the scene.

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  9. I just long to be so good Donna - this is truly beautiful!!! I agree with Nancy - I just want to step into the scene and live there!!!
    I know you are going to have a good year and a challenging year as some of your style will change. Different climate and weather but I do believe you live on a very artsy fartsy island-
    Love to you kid!!
    sandy xx

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  10. Very lovely post and beautiful painting. You could write a book on your many adventures.
    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  11. Oh MY what a fabulous sketch.
    I admire your talent so very much along with your adventuresome spirit dear Donna.
    Back when I was very young I took a 9 week trip to Europe all by my lonesome. It was my intention to find a job at an American air base but that never happened. It was one of the best things I have done for myself.
    I am a quote hound and always enjoy your perfect offerings.
    oxo

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  12. There is a sweetness about this picture.... I love it and love the little stories that tell us bit by bit the story of your life.
    Love, Edye

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  13. This is a beautiful painting of some more of your adventures to many wonderful places giving you all these great memories. Looking forward to more of your posts and fun times.

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  14. Taking another look - you have no idea how much I do love this Donna! I am looking forward to more of your posts too!
    Sandy xx

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