Welcome to my site

I'm an oil painter and photographer ............ When away from my easel, I'm the Founder of 1stAngel Arts, and the Community Manager at pixels.com. I am the Digital Arts Co-Ordinator at our local wellbeing centre and am on the board of our local community centre. ............ I live in Manchester, England, and am happily sharing my life with a mental budgie, two Alsatian puppies, and a long-suffering, sculptor-boyfriend . . . not necessarily in that order ............ Thank you for visiting and hopefully commenting :)............Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores

So, he nominated me for push-ups!

You know, I have found that part of being in a relationship is the unpredictability of what that significant other does or may do at any given time….at least in our household. My better half is a fitness freak. He has a great bod and the health of an ox, (unless you give him onions…..don’t
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Sunday Afternoon Drive by Isabella Shores

Mrs Blythe looked at the buckle and spat on it.  Her brow furrowed and her tongue stuck out as concentration rubbed at the brass, threatening to wear it away. Mr Blythe sighed and scooped the reins from the floor where they had slipped to yet again. ‘thats it lass’ he grimaced, holding his back as
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Stay Safe Online

Rules For Keeping Safe on the Web … Don’t post any personal information.  Never give out your address, email or telephone number to any stranger. … Never give out bank details after following links in emails.  Go direct to the sites by clicking in your address bar and typing in the proper bank address.  …
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Arts Guild Establishes Art Bank

July 20th, 2016 – Hanover, PE Need a dab of paint? An inch or two of yarn? Sometimes, an artist requires an expensive mat cutter, but only for an hour or so. Whether you are trying to make a living as an artist or just enjoy an evening of crafts, spending lots of money on
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New Fine Art Photography From Roth Galleries

July 17th, 2016 – Natick, MA Newly released Fine Art Photography artwork by award winning and Boston based nature photographer Juergen Roth is now on display and for sale through Roth Galleries. His photographs are available as standard photo, canvas, acrylic or metal prints, framed, matted or print only. Most of Juergen’s photography pictures are
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Paul Nash Equivalents for the Megaliths 1935 © Tate

26 October 2016 – 5 March 2017 Supported by the Paul Nash Exhibition Supporters Group and Tate Patrons Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @Tate This autumn Tate Britain will present Paul Nash, the largest exhibition of the artist’s work for a generation. Paul Nash
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Hot Toddy Crafts

Hot Toddy Crafts (Sally) recently sent me the most awesome jewellery  to show me what she has been up to lately. All the products are beautifully hand crafted by Sally herself and you can see the love she has for the stones, and metals, in the way she moulds them into fabulous works of art. The work,
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New ADHD play challenges stereotypes

Award-winning Manchester theatre company Art with Heart will be premiering Declaration ‘Developed With’ The Lowry in the Salford venue’s Studio theatre on Thu 23 and Fri 24 June.  Stockport born Rachel Moorhouse and Stretford based Sarah Emmott have co-created Declaration, a new show on the process of seeking a diagnosis for ADHD as an adult.
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