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

Faiza Butt: PARACOSM at Attenborough Arts Centre

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, in partnership with New Art Exchange, Nottingham, is presenting one stop in a tour of the work of Faiza Butt.  Faiza, originally from Pakistan and now a resident of England with her husband and two children, is a political artist with a difference.  Her work, both bold and striking, yet subtle
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Needing a Little Lifter

Watching a vid that My friend, Michael, just added to Facebook, made me think of a couple of weeks ago. A lady was walking past me and she had the most gorgeous dress on. Her face was sour, she was like me, overweight if not by much, and her whole persona was misery. I said,
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Samhain and Halloween

Throughout history we have sought to understand the world around us and, in the past, when we were not as scientifically aware, we would worship the very weather around us  The sun, moon and stars had their stories and we praised the gods of the earth and sky for helping us with our harvests and
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Why I don't buy visits

Buying visitors is not going to help you apart from inflating a visitor count. It won’t help you in searches, it won’t help you in sales. It will cost you in bandwidth used with no payback. There is only one way of getting traffic that will make you money instead of charging you money. That
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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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