"Happily Ever After" by Val McDowall (2017) This was a freehand acrylic painting I did in the summer of 2017 as part of a wedding shower gift. Up until this point, I’ve always drawn my pictures first then picked up the paint brush or coloured pencils. For this one I decided to be more organic,… Continue reading Happily Ever After
"The Night Before Christmas" by Val McDowall (nee Duncan), 1982 "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouseThe stockings were hung by the chimney with careIn the hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there …" I think most people would recognize the start of… Continue reading The Night Before Christmas
I have no idea where this last year has gone! There I was only one short year ago full of the joys and enthusiasm (some may say naiveté) as I embarked on my first NaNoWriMo in 2017. How did that work out for you? You may well ask... To be fair, I started off reasonably… Continue reading Procrastination Queen!
I was going through some old files on the laptop, as you do, and I came across this piece I wrote in 2009 when our 'adorable' black cat (Sheba) presented us with the grisly remains of a mouse she'd half eaten ... ! ! ! B R E A K I N G N E… Continue reading There’s Been A Murder!
Well this is exciting! I am venturing into the mystical world of writing and decided to put my name out there. I have a couple of projects on the go at the moment and hope to share these with you very soon. In the mean time I've added a link to a wee project I… Continue reading Hello!