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

Striving for Adequacy

As the new season kicks off, The Civic hosts a new exhibition by award winning designer Craig Oldham. Striving for Adequacy is a visual kick-about through the cultural existence of a club that has spent more seasons in the second tier of English football than any other – Barnsley Football Club. All curated by a
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Spiders with wings

sorry but I hate spiders.  That was what I said when I last saw my friend who offered to show me his tarantula.  I won’t go to his house.  He’s a hypnotherapist specialising in phobias.  He has phobia inducing things in his house.  It worries me……. so where did my fear come from?  I could
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Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

Okay, this is exciting!  Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 will be accepted between October 17, 2016 and 1:00pm (JST) on January 27, 2017. “The Nikon Photo Contest is recognized globally as a key place to discover new and rising talent, searching out new insights and rich
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Going back to school

1stAngel Arts is quiet at present for a couple of reasons. I stopped all guest bloggers. They duplicated posts sometimes, always bad news for search engines, and the other reason is I am doing several courses at present on marketing 101 and business. I am having to because of my volunteering work (surprisingly enough) as
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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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