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Sunday, 6 March 2016

ANNIE ARKWRIGHT STORY SO FAR



I'm sorry not to have been blogging for a long while.  I have hardly painted anything. Strange how you can lose that inspiration. Well I am now back on track. I have paintings in my head.  You know the feeling.

I did, however, challenge myself to try one of these DIY  FREE websites for my art.  Well they say it's easy, you just drag and drop blah de blah.  I have no one to help me so this was done all by myself through trial and error. Bit by bit I struggled through, forgetting from one visit to the next how I did each action. Did I literally sweat over this.  Well I did it!  Me!  I wrote my own web site.  I will absolutely panic if anyone gets in touch though, but oh I feel so proud of myself.  Perhaps you will take a look and give me some feedback on here.  http://artbypollybirchall.weebly.com

Now here is a happy story.  My friend Annie Arkwright from Accrington has found a new home. (The picture was my first ever of Annie - just to put you in the picture - has been bought by a friend of mine).

You see Annie was a gentle, quiet, kind, motherly type of figure, who everyone called Auntie Annie.  She was a good artist, in particular painting weird and wonderful abstracts, she baked lovely cakes for special occasions, like weddings, special anniversaries and for Christmas. A right clever devil really. Until, one day she picked up a book by accident off the shelf in the library.  She thought it was an instructional art book about colour mixing. She really needed help with her greys.


Annie here is reading Fifty Shades of Grey!   She has now decided to grow old disgracefully.  She's going to ditch the yellowed bloomers and thermal vest and buy a black and red basque from Evans, and has joined a northern dating agency on t'internet, who claim "We'll get yer a bloke lass". I say, Go Girl!!!
Here's her journey to her new home


Before she read 50 Shades of Grey, Annie Arkwright from Accrington, was a staid old fashioned librarian who wore pleated skirts and long lace trimmed bloomers. Well the Old Annie has found a new home with Olwyn in Carlisle. Annie, bold as brass, said she were going ta cycle all th'way there. Look at her face - she doesn't like those bumpy cobbles! And aye up, beware, way up there in Carlisle, lock up ya men, she's got 50 Shades of Grey in her front basket. Ta ta our Annie, you will be very happy further up north, they're a reet grand family. Ta ra Lass. I'm getting all emotional ...... 

Now you are up to date on Annie and myself.

Thank you for popping over to my blog.
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21 comments:

  1. The website is super Polly, I can see and hear your sense of humour, undeniably yours!! Really well done... mine is weebly and one of the more user friendly sites as far as I could see and easy to update which is quite important...

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    1. I have yet to try and update. Oh dear. Thanks for taking the time to look at my site and for your feedback

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  2. Well done on getting your web sit up and running. Your paintings are now being shown beautifully. hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Hi, Polly, your new site is wonderful and already selling your beautiful paintings. Sure, when you become a millionaire, please remember me. The blog post is fabulous. I really like the second and the third images. Yes, go, girl!! and you, too!! Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. When I am rich I will fly over and meet you and give you my autugraph

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  4. Dear Polly your website is superb. Glad to read you started painting in your fifties. I too came late to art but like you I am so fascinated with watercolor. As for Annie she has certainly made some drastic changes. Who knows what is next for this gal. Glad you ate back. You always make me smile. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for following my blog and checking out the website. Perhaps it's not too bad after all. Watercolour is my first love and the most fun. I'm glad you took up painting too, it certainly enriches our lives

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  5. Hi Polly. Wonderful paintings and your story gave me a laugh. All the best Polly.
    Vic

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  6. Your website looks great Polly, simple and easy to negotiate.. Good luck with sales (although you're off to a flying start it seems)!

    Can I just comment on the Blog colours though, I find it very difficult to read your replies to comments in green on mauve background (my poor old eyes can't cope with that combination). Suex

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    1. The paintings were sold before I published the web site. Got to remember how to change the photo. Oh dear. Thanks for feed back on colours will change it today.

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  7. Your homepage looks great. :) Maybe I should get one too. hm.
    Enjoyed the story too :D

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    1. Thank you. It may be Worth a try. I hear Artfinder gets better results though. Add that to your list of things to do!

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  8. The new web site looks good Polly and reading about Annie gave me the best chuckle I've had in a long time. Great post!!

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    1. Oh thank you for taking a look and Annie will be glad she made you smile

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  9. Good to see you back posting. I'll pop over to your website now. I keep saying I'm going to do one...maybe yours will inspire me.

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    1. How lovely of you! I have been told Artfinder is more successful, you might like to look at that

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  10. congratulations on your new site polly ...it would be great to see your AA sketches in a book ...glad you've got your muse back polly

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    1. Thanks for the idea. I have several pages of Annie now

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