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A gift from afar

I received a beautiful bouquet in the mail last week. It came in the form of a book from my artist  friend Michelle Endersby. I love how she has chosen to paint roses in a larger than life circular canvas, giving a modern twist to a classic subject. Each painting is accompanied by an inspiring quote about roses. It is a book I enjoy again and again. Thank you, Michelle, for making me feel better!

Awakening Around Roses is the name of Michelle's book and recent exhibition. Please pay her a visit  and read the inspirational story as to why she has chosen to focus on painting roses. She is remarkable as a person and as an artist!

I also want to take the opportunity to express heartfelt gratitude for encouraging me during this time. I am happy to be feeling better, hopefully soon I will have some of my artwork to share... maybe even a rose painting inspired by Michelle!


  1. Hi Celia, I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. How lovely of your friend to give you a copy of her beautiful book. I will check out the link! I hope you are feeling well enough to get back to your art very soon! Take care!

  2. Dear Celia - so glad you are recovering. What a beautiful gift from your friend. I am for sure going there to visit when I am done typing this note to you. Hopefully hubby is feeling better too. I know you will be back painting soon. Hugs!

  3. The cover shows some beautiful roses, I can only imagine what's in the inside. Good to hear you are felling better Celia, all the best ! xx

  4. I agree with you Michelle's roses are gorgeous! What a wonderful gift she sent to you!
    I am glad to hear you are feeling better Celia, looking forward to seeing your paintings to come.
    Take Care!

  5. What a wonderful gift Celia! This is beautiful. I'm real glad you are feeling better. Take care! A big hug

  6. I am glad you are feeling better, Celia! What a great gift!

  7. What a beautiful gift Celia! I will take a look at her work, thanks. Get well!

  8. A lovely gift for you Celia, glad you are on the mend xx

  9. What a lovely gift! From the cover it looks beautiful. I hope you are feeling better.

  10. Good to hear you are feeling better. What a lucky girl you are to have received such a beautiful gift. I would imagine it being quite inspiring. Have fun with the inspiration it gives.


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