Monday, 29 October 2012

off out for a walk in a minute..........

today it is cool but not windy and its a reasonably clear sky so in a minute me and Lola are off for our afternoon walk. I need it ! I have been eating too many yummy puddings and my new daughter in law made me a lovely walnut and apple birthday cake. Just the right sort of flavour for this time of year.
Work has gone out to Jennifer Collier's Unit twelve and I shall be there at the preview next Saturday ( 3rd of November). I hope the sheep enjoy being on show and that Liza doesn't get scared and try and steer the boat to a quiet place! I shall have to get back into the studio and start the next venture but before I do I thought you might enjoy a couple of more images from my studio.

lovely budgie cross stitch found by a friend for me

A cute little old felt bunny obviously made from a pattern

my lovely little rag doll sitting in her arm chair looking out
ok its time I went out for a walk Lola is about to eat my slippers ! enjoy and I'll be back soon so keep looking

Sunday, 21 October 2012

a lovely golden sunday..........

and I've been away on holiday for a week to the sunny climbs of Dorset. A much needed restful week after a hectic but fabulous wedding. I have had time to relax take in the lovely scenery admire the changing colours of trees and take in the bracing sea air whilst walking the cliffs.

white chalk cliffs of Dorset.
the lovely traditional beach huts of Studland beach

Work is now at The Goldfish Bowl Gallery Corsham to a very delighted gallery owner so next work is going to Shire Hall gallery Stafford and the sheep are off to Unit twelve with Jennifer Collier for her first Open Art exhibition sponsored by Handmadeonline.

lovely reds of France in ceramics and fabrics
more deliciousness
I have seen lots of inspirational things and have come back with a sketchbook not quite full but at least  a few new ideas. I visited a National Trust village called Lacock just south of Chippenham. They filmed the period drama Cranford there. It was truely quaint. There were a few little shops and one a real gem. It was tiny but full to the brim with fabulous treats from France. the king owner allowed me to take a couple of photos. Ok Its so nice and sunny and being Sunday I think I shall bake a cake and take myself to collect leaves in the garden. watch out for more from Dorset

Thursday, 11 October 2012

ok its cold and wet.............

but still I have to go out and walk Lola so before I go I shall add some more wedding images. It was a fab wedding and I keep looking at the photos a lovely day with treasured memories.....

Today is a rainy thursday...

well the man is outside fitting my new garden gates a rather shocking fities green ! I think they will look great but its a bit of a surprise after old crumbly oak ones! I had  some exciting news last night I entered two pieces of work for the Open Art competition at Unit Twelve. It was judged by the organisers of Madebyhandonline and both pieces have been selected..yipppeee. One is called Fly away home

The other piece is HMS Minifred and they will both be on show at Unit tweleve from Thursday 1st November with preview day on the Saturday afternoon 3rd November.
I have also just sent a batch of work down to a new gallery called The Goldfish Bowl in Corsham Wiltshire so that should be on display next week. Next I have to get work ready for Christmas at Shire hall Stafford...yes I know Christmas already but retail places have to think early and being a poor artist i need the pennies to keep the studio going !

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

oh my goodness where has the time gone......

I have been extremely busy since I last posted anything. My eldest son got married and I made wedding cakes , cup cakes, vintage lampshades in fact alsorts! It was a wonderful vintage style wedding in a local village hall, everyone wondered at the decorations and loved the ceramic napkin rings I made for every guest. So I thought you would appreciate a flavor of the wedding