The Artist


We interrupt your regular schedule of the edited highlights of our daily life with a bit of unashamed celebrating.  I’m not boasting on my own part, but for H.

Because where I cover our house in yarn, fabric and more than a few stray pins, H contributes paint in every colour of the rainbow, piles of velvety paper, and an unmistakeable whiff of turps when he’s got the oils out.  He’ll only ever admit it under duress but he is a talented painter, and our walls are brighter because of it.

Except that they’re not at the moment, because three of his paintings that usually hang in our house are here right now:


The exhibition opened yesterday and runs until the end of the month, and as I think your first exhibition, even a group one, should be celebrated, we dressed the girls up in their finest sparkliest party frocks, and went out to dinner before heading on to the opening party.




It was a lovely party, and it’s a stunning exhibition; H’s pictures are beautifully hung and I was just so proud wandering through with a little girl in my arms looking for “Daddy painting”, I think I could quite easily have echoed Kitty’s squeals of delight when she recognised them.

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  • lucy at dear beautiful 13/11/2013 at 8:05 am

    Ahhh, that’s fantastic. No wonder you’re so proud. What an exciting opportunity. x

    • Carie 13/11/2013 at 9:09 am

      Thank you! I think it’s amazing; he’s completely taking it in his stride – typical!

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 13/11/2013 at 9:18 am

    Oh how wonderful. Congratulations to H. No wonder you are so proud. xx

    • Carie 13/11/2013 at 9:31 am

      Thank you 🙂

      And sweetheart if you’re reading this – see! It’s not just me that thinks it’s a big deal!!

  • DJ 13/11/2013 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, that’s really exciting! Definitely something to celebrate. His paintings look really nice too, he’s very talented.

    • Carie 13/11/2013 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Mandycharlie 13/11/2013 at 11:04 pm

    Wow, congratulations, I’ve always loved that picture. I especially like how you’ve colour coordinated hubby to the main picture too!

    • Carie 14/11/2013 at 8:31 am

      Clearly it was planned that way!!!

  • Katie 14/11/2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh wow – how wonderful! I love H’s paintings, you must be super super proud.

    • Carie 15/11/2013 at 10:47 pm

      I am! I can’t believe he’s so calm about it – if I had a photo in an exhibition you wouldn’t hear the end of it!!