18 November, 2015

Christmas Craft Markets!

I've been busy lately getting ready for Christmas.
Here are two Christmas Markets which I will be doing in a few days.


Hope to see you there.
Bye for now.

03 November, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas

Happy November! Where has the time gone? 
I have been busy in the studio getting ready for Christmas. I've started printing some cards using rubber stamps, I started out with blue because it reminded me of snow. I also had an idea of cutting out snowflake designs from patterned paper for some cards as well. I've even started sewing some simple bags to make those shopping trips a bit easier. Here are some photos-

I have also made some table runners and will add matching coasters. I will post the photos next time.
Bye for now.

14 October, 2015

Work in My Sketchbook...

I wanted to share some work I've done recently in my sketchbook.

I picked up some blank cards so will be making some handmade Christmas cards soon. Getting ready for Christmas markets and fairs next month. Stay tuned...
Bye for now.

20 September, 2015

Swindon Open Studios 2015-Weekend 2

We had a nice turnout last weekend for the Swindon Open Studios 2015. We had around 100 visitors coming to have a look at our work and ask questions which was nice. I did not take many pictures I'm afraid. However, I'm happy to say I was able to rework and finish some pieces which I had started a while back. These originally were all on one large sheet of watercolour paper. I decided which parts I wanted to keep then I sectioned them off and created four separate pieces which were then adhered onto streatched canvas.
Here is a sketch I did on Sunday. 
The exhibit will come down on Sunday, 27 September so if you have not had a chance to see it, I would recommend a visit to the Central Library.
Bye for now.

08 September, 2015

Swindon Open Studios 2015 -Weekend 1

Here are some of the photos I took of this weekend's Swindon Open Studio Tour. We had a nice turnout-around 100 visitors over the two days. Thanks to all my friends and family who came to see me, it really meant a lot to me. 

 The work on the wall is an exhibition of most of the artists exhibiting at the Central Library. It will remain there till the end of September, so those who could not come down during last weekend and this one coming up, can stop by during library hours and take a look. The three colourful pieces on the end are mine.

 These are some of my other mixed media art I've been working on for a couple of months.
I will put them on my website as soon as I can-
Here is my son Luke surfing on my iPad. 
These are some sketches I started over the summer.
 These paintings are also by the artists in the Swindon Open Studios. They are hanging outside- Windows Gallery Number Nine.
Mine is the small one of the woman on the right, you can see my reflection in the window as I am taking the picture :-).
I will be at the Central Library this Saturday from 10-4pm and Sunday from 11-3pm.
Bye for now.

30 August, 2015

An Invitation to Swindon Open Studios 2015 and Launch Evening

Not long now before Swindon Open Studios 2015! There is still loads of things I need to do before they get going-which will probably mean lots of late nights.
The launch party to kick start things is on Thursday, 3rd September from 7pm-8:30pm at the
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA

Here is my invitation to come and see me-

Hope to see you during the tour!
Bye for now.

11 August, 2015

Excitement Over SOS 2015...

With only a few weeks left till Swindon Open Studios 2015-here are some updates:
There has been some articles in the local paper highlighting a few of the artists participating this year-
To promote this years' tour, some of Swindon's Old Town businesses have generously given space in their windows or walls to showcase an artist involved. 
I was very excited when James of Minuteman Press accepted four of my pieces in his shop yesterday.  He even helped me set up! Here is a photo, if you are in the area stop in and take a look. The artwork will be there till the 14 September. 
I will post more updates soon.
Bye for now.