Keeping in touch…

Just to let you know, I am scaling back my blogging for the next few months while I work on new artwork and other projects.

The best place to keep in touch with my inspiration, creative journey and Creativity Online ventures is on my Instagram account Creativity.Online

 

2020 – a blank canvas

I think right now is a wonderful time of the year. Not least because it’s my birthday in a few days! I think over the years that timing has helped me to stay mainly ‘up’ at a traditional ‘down’ time.

My mind has turned to 2020 art making and I have filled my studio walls with blank canvases to provide inspiration.

Watch this space!

 

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

A very Peaceful and Happy Christmas to all my readers, supporters, customers and mentors. THANK YOU for all the support you have given me.

It has been an exciting, enjoyable and very creative 2019 and I am buzzing with new ideas for next year.

I wish everyone very best wishes for the New Year – see you soon – in 2020.

xxx

 

My lovely Mum’s 80th

Happy SPECIAL birthday today to my wonderful mum, Anne (aka Mes).

I made her two bespoke things:

  1. A VERY large Chocolate Orange flavoured cake, to share with all visitors (for several days!)
  2. A bespoke spoof ‘Happy Birthday to you’ video featuring her favourite celebs. She laughed until she cried – it was a joy!

 

 

 

Art Fair friends

Having just finished my third weekend Art Fair in the last few weeks, I am reflecting about how lucky I am.

Lucky to have support from a wonderfully supportive community of friends and interested visitors, who are always interested in visiting, having a chat about and buying my work.

And SUPER lucky as a relative newbie to have been welcomed in by the local fellow ABCAT artists (and others) who have generously offered their advice about products, display and pricing. I have learnt a lot during the last few months. THANK YOU!

Finally, it is very hard work to prepare work, set up and keep energy up during these weekend events and I am in awe of these talented people who work so hard with such a cheerful approach.

I am tired today, but feeling very happy.

 

 

Cactus Pincushions

I have sold lots of these pincushions now.

Not only are they a helpful way to store your pins and needles, they also look great on the mantlepiece!

I’ll have them, along with lots of other textile artworks and seasonal decorations/gifts, at next weekend’s Art and Craft event at Attenborough Nature Reserve on 30th November and 1st December.

Along with 11 other local artists and makers with a wide variety of products, in a beautiful location.

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/482202992396679/

 

Workshops in my kitchen

I am planning to run some workshops from my kitchen table next year.

I can accommodate a maximum of 5 people at a time and the workshops will be 3 hours long.

I will be offering workshops on:
Vintage Paper Roses
Meditative hand embroidery
Felt making

All materials and individual tuition will be provided.
Tea/coffee and home-made cakes are included.

The cost is £15 per person.

I’m happy to run bespoke events at times to suit individual clients who may want to come along a group for a special occasion.

Gift vouchers are available.

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Wild flowers felting

I can’t get enough of wild flowers and I find the medium of wet felting and hand embroidery a most descriptive and textural way of depicting them.

This artwork contains some of my favourites, including cornflowers and buttercups.

Wild flowers 1

 

Regional Roses

I have made paper roses out of vintage sheet music for years so when I saw an old road map that was going to be thrown out, I decided to make some regional roses and sell them by areas.

They went down well at the ABCAT Art Fair last week. A bit of fun!