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Natasha Newton
Suffolk, UK
I paint and illustrate. Follow your heart. ♡
Interests: art, illustration, painting, astronomy, nature, birds, interiors, book and cd cover design, etsy, london, paris, suffolk
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30.08.15 © Natasha Newton 2015 Creativity is in full swing in the studio today, on a Sunday afternoon here in Suffolk that feels very much like the start of Autumn... Continue reading
Posted 13 minutes ago at Natasha Newton Art & Illustration | Blog
Thanks Eleanor. I promise to continue to write in an open and honest way, and share a lot of my experiences (in both life and art), so please don't think it's going to be all "work" and nothing else from now on! :) I know you understand the need for me to have privacy and balance in the things I share online. I'm so glad my writing made an impression on you, and I'm very glad to be able to count you as one of my close online friends - your support, firstly for my art and then especially since Leon died, has meant so much to me. Thank you. x
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"There's an anonymity to the internet because you don't see your audience, which makes it easy to say things you might not say to strangers on a street corner (even though it's not much different)." This is so true and I love your advice. Thank you!
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Thanks Gwyneth, I appreciate that. I always strive to be real, honest and genuine online, and will continue to do so, but at the same time I'll maintain what I hope is a healthy balance, and keep some things just for myself and those closest to me. I'm so glad to be friends with you too! xo
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Thank you for everything you've said, Dorothy. Sending love and good wishes to you and your family - I hope you're all well and happy. xx
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Thank you for such a thoughtful comment, Val. I very much appreciate your kind words. Making art has been one of the main things that has pulled me through this awful time; it has given me a much needed focus, and keeps me looking (and moving) forward.
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Very interesting, Nicky - it sounds as if you did the right thing in making your blog private for the time being. Good luck with your development, and I look forward to seeing you share your work on the blog if and when the time is right!
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That's so kind - thanks Jess. :)
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Thanks Erika! I'm pleased you enjoyed it. :)
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Yes, those sticky labels really annoy me! But I just leave them on - I'm not as patient as you. ;)
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Ha ha, often! I also do that thing where you go to rinse the paintbrush, except you dip it in the tea instead of the water...
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Over the past few months I've painted many, many stones; both for private clients and for an upcoming book due to be released in Australia and the UK (there will be more on that as soon as I can share!).... Continue reading
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Studio Desk 09.08.15 © Natasha Newton 2015 I took these photos while playing around with my Canon camera today. For some reason, I just love the colours - they're bright and fresh and they make me happy. These images will... Continue reading
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Believe (2015 - 1) © Natasha Newton 2015 After a month and a half of silence on the blog; I'm back! This summer has been a bit of a strange time for me. I've been dealing with many complex emotions... Continue reading
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I was recently asked to write a painted stone tutorial for the CYL Collective blog (CYL = Craft Your Life; a blog and website for female crafters who are following their passion). I'm often asked about the materials and technique/process... Continue reading
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24.05.15 © Natasha Newton 2015 There's a lot of work happening on this desk at the moment; watercolour paintings, including one small commission, some painted stones, and I've also been photographing a step by step tutorial I was asked to... Continue reading
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An evening stone-painting session © Natasha Newton 2015 Continue reading
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Studio, May 2015 © Natasha Newton 2015 I've decided to occasionally post little studio snapshots on the blog for those of you who like to glimpse 'behind the scenes'. Who says all blog posts need to be long? Sometimes a... Continue reading
That's brilliant, Nicky - I'm looking forward to checking out all of your new sites! I love Typepad - I've been with them for nearly 7 years and my current website is actually a modified Typepad blog. I still need to find the time to look into YouTube properly - this week has been so crazy I haven't had the chance yet. Onwards and upwards for both of us! xx
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I think it is necessary to take time out and recharge a bit, you're right! I have some commissions lined up now, so I'll be getting on with those almost straight away, but things will be a little calmer. It's great to see the work up on the gallery walls though - a very satisfying feeling after all the hours spent creating it. Hope things are going ok for you this week, Nicky. xx
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I've been meaning to write this blog post for several days, but it hasn't been easy. Firstly, until Wednesday evening my time was almost entirely taken up with finishing the paintings and preparing for the exhibition. When I returned home... Continue reading
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I've been quiet on the blog for nearly a month - apologies for that! This past month has been all about finishing commissions and working on several large canvas paintings for an upcoming show (there will be a blog post... Continue reading