14 July, 2014

Queen's Park Family Fun Day Photos...

Hello,
 It was a very busy weekend, with lots of outdoor activities happening in and around Swindon. Here are just a few of the photos I took yesterday at the Queen's Park Family Fun Day. The weather was a mixture of clouds during the earlier part of the day then glorious sunshine as the day progressed.  
 As you can tell, I am very happy my gazebo went up nicely-with some help from my trusty roadies-my husband Pete and friend Tim.
 I'm all set up now, just waiting for everyone to arrive. As the day progressed, I had to take the display panel down-the wind started picking up and they began leaning forward and rattling too much. All well, that's the chance you take when you do outdoor fairs. 
This is a close up of my table display.
Crowds began to arrive; some even took part in races-prizes were awarded.
We also had local food, drink, an ice cream truck(which my son loved), musicians and magicians entertaining us as well. And yes, even Elvis paid us a visit. Good times were had by all.
Bye for now.

09 July, 2014

July is Here and that Means Fairs, Pop-Up Shops and Markets

Hello,

I will be participating in various fairs and pop-up shops over the summer. This Sunday-13 July from 10-4pm, is Swindon's Queen's Park Family Fun Day. There will be lots for families to do-races, games, or just bring a picnic blanket and relax. There will be musical acts as well as magicians Razamatazz. Food and drinks will be sold and there will be various other stalls, I will have a stall selling painting, prints, drawings and cards. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, but I will bring a gazebo just in case. Wish me luck setting it up as I've never set it up outdoors (I did a trial run in our dinning room area, just to see how to put it together). So if you are in the area, stop by and say hello.
Stay tuned for other events.
Bye for now.

01 July, 2014

Happy July!

Hello,
Here are some abstract paintings I did the other day-they are inspired by the colours in a flyer my husband picked up at our local Marks and Spencer store. I didn't get a chance to photograph the actual pages(I wanted to get painting right away), so I'm just showing you the other side of the flyer. I need to go back to the store and pick up another one-so my husband can get started on his Summer Grilling!!! I don't know where I'm taking them exactly, but love the idea of playing with colour and paint!
Bye for now.

25 June, 2014

Work In My Sketchbook...

Hello,
Here is some work I recently did in my sketchbook.
Mixed media-acrylic paints, acrylic markers, stamping and stencilling.

Mixed media- acrylic paints, acrylic markers, stamping and magazine collage.
 Mixed media- acrylic paints, acrylic markers, and magazine collage.
I think the last one is my favourite.
Bye for now.

19 June, 2014

Lately...

Hello,
I don't know if its because the weather is getting warmer and it feels more like summer here in the UK-but I've been inspired to do more tactile work. I've been doing these small woven pieces. 
Most have been while watching the World Cup football games :-). Go US and England!
Bye for now.

11 June, 2014

WIP Wednesday 4

Hello,
For this week, I have just focused on the the rusted gate element to this painting. I will leave it (it still needs more work to it) for a bit and keep it hanging on my studio wall. As I work on other projects, I will glance over to it and let the painting tell me what it needs.
Bye for now.

09 June, 2014

Do you Pinterest?

Hello,
This is one of the places I go to for inspiration, and here are just some of my "pins".
Bye for now.