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A Giveaway - at long last!

There should have been a giveaway to mark reaching 100 posts - but there wasn't.  There should have been a giveaway to mark the first year bloggiversary of Sea Blue Sky Abstracts - that didn't happen either!  The intention was there but the moment(s) passed -  so here at last is a Giveaway!  The prize is two mounted prints of my original artwork.  Both prints will go to one winner - that way they can be placed 'face to face' and posted anywhere in the World if necessary, with minimum risk of damage.  Click pics to enlarge.

'Laid Up' image size 19 x 19 cm, mount dimensions 33 x 33 cm.  Printed with Epson Durabrite inks on Epson Heavy Duty Matte paper.

'Riverford Pears' image size 18.5 x 18.5 cm, mount dimensions 32.5 x 32.5 cm.  Printed with Epson Durabrite inks on Epson Heavyweight Matte paper.

Click here to view shots of the original Riverford Pears painting on this blog.

The giveaway is open to everyone; regular readers, lurkers, visitors from other sites, anyone with a Google account in fact (if you don't have one, it's free to sign up).  All you have to do is to visit my other blog Picture from St Ives and leave a comment on the Home or Paintings for Sale page and you will be included!  Closing date is Thursday 23 December at 8 pm GMT.

We travelled 'out West' today, taking the coast road from St Ives to Sennen - the photo above looking towards Land's End and the Longships was taken at around 4 pm.  The weather had been about as glorious as it's possible to be at this time of the year, but we had lingered over lunch at the Old Success Inn down in the Cove, unable to leave the welcoming log fire and cosy festive surroundings for the lower temperatures outdoors any sooner.  The pub offers a fairly wide menu of both hot and cold dishes and has a nice programme of events organised for Christmas and New Year.  Accommodation, with wonderful views over rugged and beautiful Sennen Cove, is available for those who want to enjoy a few days 'away from it all'.

The little harbour and slipway, with the Brisons and Cape Cornwall visible on the horizon.

The pair of black timber buildings are holiday chalets - what a lovely setting.

From higher ground, during the journey over, the Isles of Scilly could be seen clearly outlined on the horizon, at approximately 40 miles distant.

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.


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