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Midnight the sheep and primary colours.

Midnight the sheep and primary colours.
Bonjour everybody!I have decided to do some video talking about art along with the farm animals as you might have seen either here or on my YouTube channel, I also do my best to explain how I work and how the medium that I use most of the time (Acrylic Inks) works for me. Here I am talking of the primary colours and how you can re-create any c...
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Ken the rooster is so exited about his portrait!

Ken the rooster is so exited about his portrait!
Bonjour everybody!A little art talk for today, I decided to dedicate this one to our most famous rooster at CaenhillCC countryside centre: Ken!If you follow CaenhillCC, you would have been woken up a few times by Ken! Ken crows because he has an internal clock that helps him anticipate sunrise (Even though Ken can crow all day long!) like all ...
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Farm rush hour from the barn!

Farm rush hour from the barn!
Bonjour everybody!Filming the rush hour from the animals point of view is something that I love doing!They all know what is going to happen and they get so exited, these days I always have Tik and Rain our 2 kid goats and our 3 adopted lambs Bob, Rachel and Louise all over me requesting bottles of milk! Animals are most active in the morn...
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Daisy our rescue calf.

Daisy our rescue calf.
Bonjour everybody!If there is one of our rescue member that I fell in love with when they first arrived its Daisy the calf, Chris and Helie rescued her from the market where nobody wanted her, you can only imagine what would have happened to her.I don't know what it is about cows but I have the impression that they have this acute ability to p...
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Throwback Kenya.

Throwback Kenya.
Bonjour everybody!The traditional throwback Thursday is here!I was just looking at old photos and videos and it's unbelievable how life has changed! Chris and I were in Kenya only in January/beginning February and the freedom we had was just something that we can only dream of today.I am the kind of person who look at the future rather th...
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Driving Bessy the old tractor.

Driving Bessy the old tractor.
Bonjour everybody!Since we have no physical help anymore at the farm due to these days circumstances, the animals rely only on us. I am learning more than I had ever anticipated now, as before the lockdown, I was mainly helping with media and helping raising funds with my art, I now spend more and more time doing farm work. So, refre...
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Duran the peacock and colours talk.

Duran the peacock and colours talk.
Bonjour everybody!Spending time observing is very important as an artist, learning how to see is a skill that we can all learn and if painting or drawing is one of the thing you would like to learn, observing and analysing what shape and colours you have in front of you is key as it is the foundation of your artwork.You might say "I have eyes! I ca...
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Morning routine with the sheep and lambs.

Morning routine with the sheep and lambs.
Bonjour everybody!That is most days my morning routine at the farm, before even opening my social medias or emails I am off in the field to see the sheep and recently the lambs who are Henry the ram's little ones, you cannot miss it when you see their faces, they look like Henry so much.This is a time for me to relax, reflect and appreciate nature ...
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Running in the woods and UK lockdown.

Running in the woods and UK lockdown.
Bonjour everybody!The work at the farm is very physical, we are on our feet practically all day apart from when we are sitting down in our media cabin to upload on social media or have a meeting or video call with Chris and Kara.Here in the UK with the lockdown rules and restrictions, people are still allowed to take one form of exercise ...
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Work is never boring here!

Work is never boring here!
Bonjour everybody!Even though we are working like crazy these days, happiness and fun are very much present at Caenhill Countryside centre!Animals are sometimes looking at us and seem to think we are a little deranged (like Alfi the cat on this photo) but I am sure they love us for it. This is feed and water time with an oc...
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Butterscotch the Guinea pig and strawberries

Butterscotch the Guinea pig and strawberries
Bonjour everybody!I am so pleased to be able to present you my latest painting: "Butterscotch the Guinea Pig and Strawberries" She looks so happy and I can tell you after spending time helping her settling in her new environment that she has a very nice and gentle personality.She was the the most stressed one when she arrived an...
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Farm life, a smile in these difficult time

Farm life, a smile in these difficult time
Bonjour everybody!Whatever the weather, the season or how challenging the situation is like these challenging times we are having to go through now, the farm work has to carry on at Caenhill Countryside Centre. Without the help we normally get from our lovely volunteers, long hours and hard work are very much our daily life these days.There is...
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Painting of Butterscotch our guinea pig!

Painting of Butterscotch our guinea pig!
Bonjour everybody!I couldn't help but spending time with Butterscotch, one of the new rescue Guinea pigs from Caenhill Countryside centre and she won my heart, out of the four guinea pigs we welcomed last week, she was probably the one looking the most stressed by her transport and new environment so of course, she got my attent...
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When animals show you how to be happy!

When animals show you how to be happy!
Bonjour everybody!When Coco and Eli, the two rescue donkeys from Caenhill Countryside centre are going back out after a few month spend in their winter pen away from the cold, the rain and the wind... Well, it goes bananas!! I think they are a perfect example of how we should enjoy our freedom to go outdoor, enjoy simple things,...
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Our new baby goat called Paris!

Our new baby goat called Paris!
Bonjour everybody!When you walk into the barn and hear "BAAAH" and you don't recognise the voice and suddenly a new little one shows her face! Welcome to the world Paris and welcome to Caenhill Countryside centre!There is something between her and I, she gets so calm as soon as I pick her up, I think we are going to be best friends. I want to spend...
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Cuthbert the goose first book coming up soon!

Cuthbert the goose first book coming up soon!
Bonjour everybody!Today Chris and I  are launching our very first book! We have been talking about it for about a year and even though the opportunities and the demand was there we never seem to find the time to do it! The present world circumstances pushed us toward making more virtual entertainment and the idea came up to do and au...
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Our rescue Guinea pigs.

Our rescue Guinea pigs.
Bonjour everybody!Our four new team members have arrived! We now have our Guinea pains: Marshmallow, Cinnamon, Butterscotch and Liquorice!I am posing with Butterscotch on the right hand side photo and introducing Marshmallow on the video below.Strawberries are an occasional treat for them and I thought it would give me ideas for new paint...
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When your pet portrait makes you smile.

When your pet portrait makes you smile.
Bonjour everybody!I just love the photos that my clients send me of their artwork framed such as this one on the right.When I visualise a pet portrait in my mind, I am always asking myself: what is the first feeling that I would like people feel when they first look at the artwork, then I decide where I want the focus to be, colours, details.The ey...
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Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.

Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.
Bonjour everybody!Here I am with one of our lovely rescue rabbit who had been brought is about 10 minutes before this picture and the video below were taken. They were stressed and agitated like most animals who comes to us are at first but it was amazing as as soon as they were with me they calm down, sometime you could wonder if animals have...
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Mouse and Strawberry painting!

Mouse and Strawberry painting!
Bonjour everybody!I have painted many little mice with fruits or doing funny things as when I happen to meet one, there is always a story creating itself in my head!Chris and I were filling up a couple of bucket with fruits for Marlene the pig when a little mouse appeared eating one of Marlene strawberry! I am sure Marlene didn't mind but this stay...
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