A new book & six new calendars!

GREETINGS TO YOU, you wonderful Tree-huggers and Rainbow-chasers!

Now that we have entered September, the year is gently winding down and the fruits of 2018 are ready for harvest. Some of those fruits I am offering to you now, and I think they are delicious!

NEW BOOK: Lyrizo

Many of you know that some while back I lived in Greece, where I did decorative painting, collected folk tales and wrote songs. A few of those songs were in Greek, a language heretofore unknown to me. But I felt compelled to express my feelings about Nature and Spiritual Growth.

And here is the product – a little bilingual book called Lyrizo. It means ‘I’m playing the lyre’; and LyraLyre in Greek – is, of course, the root of the word lyrics.

BUY Lyrizo book:
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While living in Greece and also on subsequent visits I took lots of pictures. Those pictures, as well as photos taken by a friend, inspired a series of calendars – six to be precise.

The calendars, as well as providing stunning images, also give dates for New and Full Moons, Eclipses, Equinoxes, Solstices and those notorious Mercury retrogrades – things which are good to know!

Let me take you through them…

Firstly a Lyrizo calendar which perfectly complements my new book (above):

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Fabulous Seascapes and Arcadian Dream are images of Ionian Sea with its islands and Arcadian countryside. These two calendars are a joint effort.

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BUY Arcadian Dream: 
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Then I had to do one with Wild Flowers of Greece

BUY Wildflowers of Greece:
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Next – Expressions I, which is of my painting – both wall art and on canvas.

BUY Expressions I:
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And finally Expressions II – bits of songs over paint and digital effects.

Full versions of the songs can be found in the previously published The Dance of Life book. Below though is a sample from the calendar:

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The Launch of both Lyrizo and The Dance of Life will take place in November. The date will be posted, early that month, on facebook on The Folk of the Twill page.

Signed A3 prints of the paintings featured in Expressions I and pages from Expressions II are available upon request – on paper or card.

Due to those unexpected projects, the revision of the third Twill book had been delayed – but now it’s full steam ahead; and only after its publishing I’ll return to The Elemental.

And then, there’s the Under the Gaze of the White Chalk Horse, the fourth Twill book and a few other things hiding in the pipeline……

I’ll keep you updated. Oodles of Love and Heaps of Bright Blessings!


review of Book 1

martinbowesI AM ENJOYING the wonderfully descriptive prose of Twill Folk. Indeed it is so beautifully written that I can see and feel the intensity of the colours, the character of the characters, the warmth of the sun etc.

It is hard to imagine that anyone could bring so much colour to words on paper…..wonderful book Amrita.

~ Martin Bowes

visit the Books page for other reviews plus some audio extracts from the book

a new book review

twillflag02I BOUGHT this book for a friend after reading extracts and hearing some of the spoken word. It certainly evokes feelings of a Middle Ages alternate reality where characters seem to appear with hidden messages with a feeling that there is more to be foretold. I like the way the author actually seems to be telling the story as if relating from the time and place itself. An unusual and interesting book especially with the addition of maps etc to help the reader visualise the setting to the fullest. I look forward to the future additions in this series.

~ Blendershender

visit the Books page for other reviews plus some audio extracts from the book

another book review

michaelhuntI AM a born and bred Devonshire boy. As I listened to the chapter ‘Of the Tales Told by the Fireside in the Pipers’ I was taken to that place – and it was wonderful! I was in that book, and such were the descriptions that I could hear the creaking door hinges and I could smell the fire.

I love the moors and creaky doors and olde worlde stuff; and I love this book. With its picturesque details and authentic Devonian characters and dialogues it took me right there – to an old pub somewhere on the edge of the moor.

Charming and atmospheric, but realistic and well researched: The author has certainly done the home-work on our folklore.

It is a wonderful book. Fantastic, amazing and wonderful!

~Michael Lewis Hunt

visit the Books page for other reviews plus some audio extracts from the book

completion of a project for a flat

JULY 2016 – completion of a project for a flat

ovalpainting  johnwithpainting

Testimonial from my client:

“I’m very glad that someone has introduced me to Amrita; and I asked her to do some pictures on the walls for me, ’cause she’d showed me the work she had done in the past. I’m very happy with what she had done with my flat – the rooms are now comfy; I feel more relaxed and my insomnia is gone. Before I had trouble sleeping – now I look at the moon and fall asleep quickly.”

John Alger (pictured above), Paignton

click here to view both pictures, or click the images above to enlarge them individually

• see also previous post for more photographs from this project