Olive fields by Noreen

Olive fields by Noreen
Mysterious, primordial world

Thursday, 29 October 2015

It's nearly here!  Winter........... yes that was my first thought on  waking this morning.  I've always hated winter.  It fills me with dread, I sense depression looming, waiting to pounce as soon as I have a weak moment when it can descend upon me and take up residence.  The days getting shorter,  lack of light, grey skies, cold and wet weather are the perfect conditions.
BUT,  my second thought this morning was a positive one.  Yesterday was a really great day.  It started with some really good news. A friend of a friend had just seen the link to my art website and guess what?  She loves my paintings and wants to buy one!
How soon can you get it to me? she asks excitedly. 
It's been a while since I've sold a painting.  I haven't done any marketing,  it takes so much time and effort to get art noticed and I'd rather be painting!  So when someone suddenly out of the blue says "I'd like to buy one",  it's a great feeling.  I see so many artists doing such wonderful work that I'm always amazed when someone actually wants one of mine.  Such a vote of confidence, it's the best gift especially at this time of the year.  My heart which was heavy with so much pain and suffering in this world of ours suddenly feels lighter.  I'm going to try really hard to hold on to this feeling for as long as I can.  My thoughts will now focus on starting my next painting. I'm in the best place. 
My art website badly needs to be updated but here it is for what it's worth. Have a peek when you have a minute.


  1. Hello Noreen,
    I've enjoyed catching up on your old posts. I visited Turkey 11 years ago and just loved the people, the diversity and abundance of wonderful food, veggies, fruit, the markets, carpets and sites. It was quite a surprise and totally unexpected as my only reference to Turkey was the film Istanbul Express which depicted Turkey as such a dark and foreboding place.

    1. Hi Yvonne, Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and for your comments. I must admit I knew little of Turkey before we moved here. I know far more about Greece and it's history. We had many holidays in Greece but never to Turkey. I'd read a little of Turkish history and seen a home video of the Bodrum peninsula and both my husband and I were hooked. Many people were shocked and thought there was no electricity or internet! We said let's give it a go and if we don't like it, well we can go somewhere else. So far so good! We still love it here. Nowhere is perfect, there are different sets of problems wherever you live but we are content and what more can one ask for?