30 October, 2018

Christmas Season...

I've been really busy lately in the studio getting ready for Christmas. Next month I will have a stall at The Commonweal School's Christmas Market. Looking for a present for that special someone or for yourself? This might make your job easier. If you are in the Swindon area, please stop by and say hello.  My favourite part is hearing the children perform Christmas songs, which always puts me in a good mood :-). As well as trying my luck at winning one of the raffle prizes. One year I won two tickets to a performance at our local Performing Arts Theatre. 
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Here is a sample of some of the Christmas decorations I've been making.

 Bye for now.

01 October, 2018

Fun Palaces Come To Swindon

Fun Palaces are coming to Swindon this weekend and I decided to run a gelatin printing workshop. So if you are in the Swindon area, please stop by and say hello.
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Here are some examples of prints I made using a gelatin plate.
Bye for now.

01 September, 2018

Happy September!

I know its been awhile since I've posted-the last time was back in June. I hadn't planned on taking a break but I got really busy with work and then we were away to Ireland and then Cornwall. We got back 2 weeks ago. These are pictures of one of the pebbly beaches we went to in Ireland.
I also saw some really cool street art in Waterford City.

Here are some pictures of Mousehole Harbour in Cornwall. When the tide came in the water was ice cold!
When we got back home, I know I needed to organise my studio before going back to work. I made piles of books and supplies I no longer needed and they all either went to happy homes or the recycling tip. I even got rid of a bookcase which was falling apart and because I had less books, I no longer needed it and it freed up more space for me. I don't have any before pictures, but here is how my studio looks now. 
I was also inspired to give my clock a make over; it not only looks pretty now but it works as well.

Well that's enough from me tonight, I hope you have enjoyed my mini recap of my summer.
Bye for now.

01 June, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge Giveaway

Happy 1st June everyone, hope you are enjoying it.
As you know, my May Mini Art Challenge has come to a close. I would like to thanks all those who supported me on this challenge by holding a free giveaway. I will be offering the original artworks free of charge but only for a limited time, while supplies last and at a first come first serve basis. Simply leave a comment at the bottom telling me which Day (1-31) was your favourite and three reasons why; you can only pick one. You can also follow my progress on Instagram.
The deadline is Friday 8th June 2018 at 9pm BST.  
Here they are again:
Days 1-9
Days 10-18
Days 19-27
Days 28-31
I will contact you via email if you are successful and arrange delivery of the artwork. Good luck :-).
Bye for now.

Free Giveaway now closed!

31 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day 21-31

Here is a quick look at-
Days 21-29

Day 30
Day 31
So I've come to the end of my 31 day Art Challenge, it was both "challenging" and rewarding at the same time. Challenging because it forced me to commit to doing something creative everyday knowing that people would be looking forward to seeing what I came up with. It also helped me not worry too much about the end result-making a perfect piece. They each took around 15-30 minutes depending on how I felt the piece was evolving. Overall I'm very happy with the outcome. 

I was asked if I would continue this challenge after the 31 days and my response was-no. I need a mini break :-). But would probably commit to another challenge instead.
Thanks again for all your support and kind feedback.

Bye for now.

25 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day 11-20

Here is a quick update on Days 11-20, its been a bit challenging trying to create something new everyday. Sometimes I had to force myself into the studio after working all day at a school. Those little ones can be very demanding :-).
But here they are:
Days 11-19
Day 20
Thanks again for all the wonderful feedback and for joining me on this challenge.
Bye for now.

10 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day1-10

As promised, I said I would update you on my progress with my May Mini Art Challenge...
Day 10
And here is a montage of Days 1-9

 I also post daily on my Instagram page, thanks for following on my challenge.
Bye for now.