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In Memory of Olive Croft

Not all of you would have known Olive who  sadly lost the fight with Cancer and died on the 29th September 2014, she was a member of the Wednesday Group and a great favourite with everyone.  Olive had a wonderful sense of humour and always kept us laughing, she will be missed by all.

We are planning to plant a tree in her memory as we did with Joyce Levermore, Myrtle Thrower and Peter Parris.

Olive’s funeral will be at 11:15am on Wednesday 15th October  in the West Chapel of the Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4 7SJ   and after at the Kings Arms , Harefield for a bite to eat.
There will be 7 or 8 of us attending from the Wednesday Group, and as Olive loved colour so much we are all going in the most colourful clothes we can find.

Donations to Michael Sobell Hospice

Flowers if you prefer to: Hearndon Funeral Directors, 3 School Parade, High Street, Harefield, Middx.

Recommended Books:

The Complete Guide to Chinese Calligraphy:

Discover the Five Major Scripts to Create Classic Characters and Beautiful Projects by Qu Lei Lei
This book presents Chinese scripts, from the earliest pictographic characters, through to beautiful Zhuan, Han and Standard scripts and modern Running script. …


The Simple Art of Chinese Brush Painting:

Create Your Own Oriental Flowers, Plants, and Birds for Joy and Harmony by Qu Lei Lei
Try one of the most expressive, ancient and beautiful art forms: Chinese brush painting. Unlike Western styles of painting, you won’t be concerned with light and shade. …


Tao of Sketching:

The Complete Guide to Chinese Sketching Techniques by Qu Lei Lei
Award-winning artist Qu Lei Lei offers an inspirational view of art from the Chinese perspective. Instead of looking at the sketch as an end in itself, he focuses on the work as personal fulfillment for the artist and as a valued meditation. …