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


  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

  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

  3. Love your page something romantic about it

  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 ♥♥♥

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

  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!

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


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

  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

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

  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.

  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

  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.

  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