Author, Barbara Studham

Creator of memoir, fiction, and the children's picture book, Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The National Gallery, London, UK. barbarastudham.com

The National Gallery, London, U.K.

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The National Gallery in London, UK, is a must see!

During my vacation to the UK, I visited The National Gallery in London. It wasn’t my first visit, but the Gallery never disappoints. Taking photos of the beautiful artwork is permitted, so I took many, some of which I have posted below. While all the pieces are outstanding, one in particular was breathtaking. It was of Madame de Pompadour, painted by Francois-Hubert Drouais.  

The National Gallery, London, U.K.

The reason this painting caught my eye, was Drouais’ attention to detail, especially the lace on Madame de Pompadour’s dress. Here are some photos of her portrait and close-ups of the fabric. Imagine having that talent.

The National Gallery, London, U.K.

There is so much to see at The National Gallery. A tour can take hours, but there are cafes, and Gallery stores in which to pick up mementos of your visit. I purchased small prints of my favorite art. Large prints are available. Prices in the store go from very reasonable to very expensive. Souvenirs range from pens, to purses, to prints, and everything in between. Admission to the Gallery is free, however, there are special showings of artists’ works that come with a small entrance fee. 

The National Gallery, London, U.K.

Here are photos of The Gallery, Trafalgar Square at the main entrance to The Gallery, and Vincent van Gogh’s famous paintings: Van Gogh’s Chair 1888, and, Sunflowers, 1888. 


Barbara Studham’s bio:

Barbara Studham, the memoir writer. I wrote my first #FASD memoir titled Two Decades of Diapers in 2014; my second #FASD memoir titled Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Teen Years in 2016. Both cover the twenty years I parented four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Barbara Studham, the fiction writer. I also write fiction, including the English seaside series, Under the Shanklin SkyBarbara Studham, the children’s FASD picture book creator. My latest creation is a children’s #FASD picture book series titled Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. See, THE SCHOOL DAY, and, FIDGET! on AMAZON. Soon available: The Birthday Bash, and, ADVOCATE! All books available from AMAZON. 

Barbara Studham’s books are available from AMAZON.

Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com

FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham

 

Author: whereasi

For over twenty years, I have parented four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a disorder caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Please read of our family struggles and challenges at http://www.challengedhope.com. My two ebook memoirs available on Amazon titled: Two Decades Of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years, describe the struggles my grandchildren and I experienced during their youth and teenage years. I have also written fiction, including a six-book English seaside series, titled, Under the Shanklin sky. I am now embarking on a new adventure creating children's picture books, designed specifically with kids with FAS in mind. The two main characters of the book are Strawberry & Cracker, twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The first titled The School Day focuses on the special supports the twins need at school for a successful outcome. The book is due out in the fall of 2017, to be followed by more in the series, all focused on the daily challenges faced by children with FAS. For more info, see my author blog at www.barbarastudham.com.

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