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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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Midnight Walk / Acrylic on canvas / 20x20" / © Natasha Newton 2014 It's been so long since I posted anything on the blog. I realised a few days ago that a month had passed since my last entry, and... Continue reading
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I'm going to tell you a little story. On Saturday evening, when I wrote this blog post, I truly felt in the depths of despair. It was as if suddenly the full magnitude of what has happened finally hit me.... Continue reading
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Aldeburgh Shoreline by Leon Milo, February 2013. Tomorrow it will be five weeks since Leon died, and honestly, I still feel the same as I did when it happened. In fact, this evening I've been feeling so bad I actually... Continue reading
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{www.natashanewtonart.etsy.com} I'm really starting to get back into my work again and it's just what I need right now. Painting focuses my mind on something positive; it gives me a reason to get up in the morning. It's been said... Continue reading
Dear Eleanor, everything you've said is spot on and certainly isn't too 'heavy'. You're totally right. And yes, I keep thinking of what Leon would want me to do and I know he'd be saying, "Get in that studio and make some work!". He'd also be encouraging me not to shut myself away, but to get out there and meet people and spend time with my friends. So I push myself in his honour. Thank you for being there. xxxxx
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I'm going to take your advice Erika, and get out in the fresh air for a good walk in a little while! I've been getting outside occasionally with friends or family but I really want to get back into exercising properly, which is something I haven't really done for the past five months. Leon was so ill that we couldn't go very far (and certainly not for long or vigorous walks), but now that I'm back in Suffolk properly for the first time since April, I want to make the most of the beautiful countryside, open air, and nature. Thank you. xo
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Ever since my last post I've wanted to write more. I have so many emotions inside - I feel everything these days - that talking about it or writing it down has become essential for me to be able to... Continue reading
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This is the post I hoped I'd never have to write, but on Sunday 31st August 2014 I lost the love of my life. Those of you who follow the blog will know that Leon was diagnosed with cancer at... Continue reading
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I've noticed something interesting recently; more and more creative people seem to be using the photo-sharing app Instagram as a place to sell their work. While I'm a little torn about this (I don't really want IG to become yet... Continue reading
Thanks Myra! :) Kishori, thank you! I use many different types of heavyweight textured watercolour paper - some I buy here in France and others I order online. All are acid free. There are so many different varieties; it's good to experiment with a few to find your personal favourites! Natasha
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I had a surprise in my inbox yesterday - an email from a friend in the UK telling me that she had spotted some of my painted stones while flicking through the new issue of Ideal Home magazine, and she... Continue reading
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For some reason, painting this new collection of birds is really helping to keep my spirits up in our current situation, and I've also realised just how much I've missed creating these little critters over the past few months! Alongside... Continue reading
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So, two things have happened since Friday. 1. I started a new series, called Birds of Hope. You can read more about the idea behind them in the Etsy description here. And here they are in a little snapshot taken... Continue reading
Exactly, Erin - I'm glad it touched a nerve with you. Sometimes it's ok to 'do it for the money' (especially when you need 'the money' to pay the bills!) but it's so important to stay true to yourself. I always think people can tell when art is genuine and authentic. Good luck with your work! Natasha xo
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That sounds familiar, Judith! Best wishes for your future and work, and thank you! Natasha xo
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Thanks Ersi & Eleanor, your kind wishes are very much appreciated by both of us. And Eleanor, honestly it helps to know people (you!) are there, even if it is from a distance. It all helps, so thank you. (Big hug) Natasha xo
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Hi Katherine, In certain cases, that exact thing has happened to me too! There are some paintings I'm not so fond of and yet other people love them, and some I am really proud of that just don't seem to appeal to others. That's why I said that it's impossible to guess what's going to be popular. It's a strange thing! I hope your work is going well these days. Natasha xo
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{The new Intersection series.} Being an artist is a funny old thing. You can go through phases where you somehow magically hit upon an idea that just takes off and becomes extremely popular - and often you can't believe your... Continue reading
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Firstly, many thanks to those of you who left a comment or contacted me after the previous blog post; it was wonderful to read your supportive and kind messages, and we both appreciate it so much. Since that post was... Continue reading
Thanks Jane, we both appreciate your kind thoughts and lovely words. xo
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This is so true, Nicky. The treatment they're proposing to use on Leon is something I didn't even know existed! It wasn't around even 5 years ago. Thanks for your kind wishes. xo
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Thanks so much, Eleanor, and keep those positive vibes coming! We could use all you can muster right now. xo
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Thanks Belinda, on both counts! xo
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Those of you who don't follow me on twitter may be wondering why I haven't posted anything on the blog for about a month and a half. If I told you it has been the most stressful month and a... Continue reading
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Thank you so much! Natasha :)
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