Custom Paintings at RRandJ Designs on Etsy

Did you know that I do custom paintings at my Etsy Shop RRandJ Designs? Here are some examples of custom paintings I have done for others... This is a watercolour of a Eurasian Jay that I did for a lovely customer who found me via my Instagram page ( Find RRandJ on Instagram: HERE) This… Continue reading Custom Paintings at RRandJ Designs on Etsy


Toucan Painting

I have been doing a lot of water colour painting recently, so I decided for a change I would do a large acrylic painting. I had the idea to do some kind of tropical bird, I thought maybe a parrot or a flamingo, but whilst browsing images on Pinterest I spotted a photograph of a… Continue reading Toucan Painting

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My Recommendations 2017

Now we are nearing the end of 2017 I thought I'd share with you some of the things I've loved reading, watching and listening to this year! Check out some of the items on my list and let me know some of your recommendations from this year in the comments! Read Now admittedly I may… Continue reading My Recommendations 2017

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“Maddaddam” by Margaret Attwood and the first three Harry Potter novels: books 5-8 on my #readingchallenge

As you may or may not know the Crawshaw family has been away in France for two weeks and therefore I have been unable to keep up with my posts so here is a catch up post for my reading challenge! Whilst on holiday I managed to get through "Maddaddam" and we all listened to… Continue reading “Maddaddam” by Margaret Attwood and the first three Harry Potter novels: books 5-8 on my #readingchallenge

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Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood #ReadingChallenge book 3

Hello everyone, here we are at book three of my reading challenge. This week I read "Hag-seed" by Margaret Atwood. One of my favourite books in the world is "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood, I studied it for my GCSE English Literature class and it was the "handmaids Tale" that made me begin to… Continue reading Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood #ReadingChallenge book 3

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Sharp Objects #readingchallenge

Hi Everyone, so here it is, the first book of my reading challenge! Have you guys read it? Let me know in the comments what you thought of it and if you agree with my review! I have given this book 5 stars- I really....well, enjoyed it is probably the wrong turn of phrase, but… Continue reading Sharp Objects #readingchallenge

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#Reading challenge- 26 books by Dec 31st

I have decided to start a self imposed reading challenge! My challenge is to read 26 books, that's the equivalent of one book a week, from now until The end of December. As a Stay at home parent, carer and housewife I find that I don't have many challenges or goals that are specifically measurable… Continue reading #Reading challenge- 26 books by Dec 31st

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Media/Reading deprivation last entry #theartistsway

It's 17:49 on the last day of my media deprivation challenge. I have until 6 pm when the challenge is finished and I can plug back in, so to speak. (you can read the first part of this media deprivation diary here or find out more about #theartistsway here) The thing I've missed the most is definitely… Continue reading Media/Reading deprivation last entry #theartistsway