09 February, 2019

In My Sketchbook Lately and WIP

So here are some entries I made in my sketchbook when we had all that snow and it was too cold to work in my studio. I really should make more of an effort to work in it everyday even if its for 10-15 minutes. Some of them were old sketches which I reworked and tweaked a bit. 
Here they are-
And this is a piece I've been working on for a while but can't seem to resolve it. 
I've added some more papers to the background so now just need to let it dry a bit before I continue.
I will update you once I've made more changes.
Bye for now.

13 January, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you all. I know we are nearly halfway through the month of January already but I've been really busy so haven't had a chance to post anything. I hope you had a good start to the new year. This year my husband and I spent three nights in Brussels, our son stayed with relatives which was nice as it gave us a break. It was a good opportunity for us to practice our French, although most people we spoke to spoke English. Where we stayed was central with lots of restaurants, shops and Christmas markets to visit. Here are just a few photos we took-
I also saw a great Vincent Van Gogh exhibition which is running until 27th January. 
Here's a recreation of one of his famous paintings.

I also celebrated my 50th birthday with my family which was really nice.

Now I'm back at work and have also been tidying up the studio to get ready for new projects and hopefully resolve some paintings left unfinished in 2018. I will post my progress soon.
Bye for now.

23 December, 2018

Christmas and New Year Greetings 2018

I wanted to wish you all a very-
And a very Happy New Year 2019!
Thanks for all your support throughout this year.
Bye for now.

21 November, 2018

Upcoming Christmas Markets

I wanted to let you know about the Christmas markets I'll be doing very shortly...

This Sunday-
The second market is -
And the third and last market is-
I'll be there both days.
Hopefully I will catch up with some of you at one of these events. If you have any questions, please write them in the comment box below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I also wanted to wish all my friends and family back home a very
Bye for now.

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.