I love this time of year with all my sequins, felts, wool and festive paper laid out infront of me ready to start some Christmas creativity!
I will have a festooned stall at an Attenborough, Beeston, Chilwell Art Trail event at Meadow Rise Infant School on November 17th and 18th, along with other local artists and artisans.
Save the date!
Here’s a lovely idea from one of my customers…
Themed roses (gold and navy for a uniformed wedding), displayed in pots covered in sheet music to be played at the ceremony.
I don’t think you can get much more bespoke than that!
I am obsessed with this view of my road, from the middle – often seen during walks.
The overhanging trees, the tunnel vision, the old garage in the foreground, a tram rumbling past at the end.
I have tried many times to recreate with drawing and painting.
Here’s the latest attempt, a work in progress, unfinished to date.
And another picture of this beautiful view.
Here’s a box full of paper roses made from a classic 1977 Mills and Boon novel for a customer in Reading.
I sent the book cover and plot summary to add some more interest to the order.
I can also confirm the book has a happy ending!!!
I have applied to show some work at a public exhibition at the beautifully newly refurbished Beeston Library.
The exhibition runs from 15th September to 3rd November.
Do pop along if you want to see what’s behind the mysterious wrapping!
I made these gingerbread cricketers for my hubbie and his friends when they went to see England play India at Trent Bridge this weekend.
Thankfully they proved to be a mild diversion away from the score…
I have had a few orders via Etsy recently for paper anniversaries (1 year).
Here’s a lovely one from a customer in Cheshire – the lyrics to their first dance printed on to ivory paper with half coloured pink. The same colours as the wedding.
I love this quotation!
You can’t use up CREATIVITY.
The more you use,
the more you have.
I made these bookmarks recently for the Art Trail, practising my quilting and machine lettering skills!
People seemed to love them
Truly believe the sentiment…
I am delighted to be helping Beeston Oxjam this year with their website, as a volunteer.
It’s been an amazing phenomenon in our little town for a few years now, with several varied events running each year with a huge variety of artists. More than £22,000 was raised last year and with £85,000 raised in total over the last few years, it is probably the most successful Oxjam in the country.
I am thrilled to be manipulating data on behalf of such a worthy cause!
Full details at https://oxjambeeston.org/event/oxjam-beeston-2018/