Monday, 20 August 2018

Printing and mini-books

I have been busy but quiet on the blogging front - my apologies.
On Saturday I was lucky enough to take part of a lovely printing workshop.
Using inks and acrylics and a 'Gelli Plate' I learnt how to print using alliums and seed heads.
I think I have found another glorious way to be distracted.....
....never mind my other fixation -
 hand made mini books.
Sigh - so many pretty things to make,
so few hours in the day!

Monday, 23 July 2018

So... what's happening in my studio today?

I realise that I have not posted on here for quite some time - unintentional - just busy and I post my work on other platforms so this little blog gets forgotten.

I was lucky enough to be taken to see a lovely exhibition of hand made books and was totally inspired.

So I made one .....
then I made another ....

I am now planning a third..... I may have been hooked....

Monday, 11 June 2018

Oxeye Meadow - 30 days wild

Reclaimed slate, acrylic and protective coating of varnish,
hand twisted jute cord.
£40.00 plus packaging and posting (if out of the UK - please message for details)
as before a percentage of the sales of art through out the month of June
are being donated to the Wildlife Trusts UK (30 Days Wild)

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Hare beneath the Full Moon - 30 Days Wild

  • Hare beneath the full moon
  • Modern cut slate
  • 15cm x 30 cm
  • Acrylic, protective layer varnish, hand twisted jute cord
  • £40.00 plus postage and packaging (if ordering from outside of UK please message me for details)
  • Percentage of sales go to the Wildlife Trusts
  • Price held for JUNE 18 only

Monday, 4 June 2018

Moonlit Hare - 30 Days Wild

  • New cut slate, 15cm x 30cm
  • £40.00 plus postage and packaging (if you are not in the UK - please message me for postage details)
  • Moonlit hare 

Percentage of sales goes the The Wildlife Trust

Sunday, 3 June 2018

The Happy Hare - 30 days wild

  • The Happy Hare £50.00 plus postage and packaging (varies from country to country) HEAVY
  • Modern cut slate 20cm x 30cm 
  • Acrylic and varnished for protection, jute hand twisted cord
A happy fellow jumping over hedgerow spring flowers, leave a comment or email me for more details.

Price held for JUNE 18 only

Percentage of sale to Wildlife Trust 30 days wild
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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Crocus Heart coaster - 30 days wild

  • Small heart shaped slate coaster - £10.00 plus pp (differs from country to country)
  • Ideal gift :)
  • Slate, acrylic, protective coating of varnish, protective feet to prevent scratching of table tops.
  • leave me a comment or email me if you have any queries
Price held for JUNE 18 only


Percentage of sale to Wildlife Trust 30 days wild
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Friday, 1 June 2018

Fox and Bee on slate - 30 days wild

  • Fox and Bee £40.00 plus postage and packaging (cost varies from country to country)
  • 15cm x 30cm
  • Modern hand cut slate, acrylic paint, protective coating of varnish, jute hand twisted cord.
  • Price held for JUNE 18 only

Contact me if you are interested in adopting Fox and Bee :)

Percentage of sale to Wildlife Trust 30 days wild

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Thursday, 24 May 2018


Things not to say to a self employed artist or crafts person...

So........ You don't have a job?
Erm, well actually I do - I am a self employed artist

So....... you are not working then?
NOoo! - I am working - I work for myself 

It must be so lovely not having to work and stay at home
I am at home BECAUSE that is where I work

Are you in? I've not much to do, thought I would pop in for a chat
I am in......
I have lots to do..... really.working.really.

Hi, saw you were in the studio, is kettle on? Got some really interesting news to tell you
Feigns smile, grits teeth ... great!

I love your work, really do - I think my aunt/uncle/husband/brother etc would love it for his/her birthday/anniversary  (whatever) - but I could get it cheaper from X - can you give me a better price?
Errrrr No!

I'd love to buy that piece of work but sorry I forget to bring enough cash - do you take cards?
Sorry no I don't
I'd love to buy that piece of work but sorry I forget to bring enough cash
Not to worry, I take  can take card payments now
No thanks, I don't think I have enough wall space now
Sorry? then why did you ask in the first place??

Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball! (wag wag and hopeful huff)
Not now Moss, hang a mo' just need to put a layer varnish on this slate

Can I play in the garden now please? (prrr prrr)
Erm - Pepper, please love get off my painting...

Can I sit on your lap? (face pat and nose bump)
Erm Pepper, not now,  could you please get off my workbench!

Can you feed me now? (yowl meow meow)
PEPPER! gah - Ok ok  you win... let's go in.

All of these plus a few more variations on a theme have been said to me over the last year... The last two 'conversations' courtesy of Moss and Pepper will probably continue...

Thursday, 17 May 2018

What's happening this weekend?

Well,some of my art and I are off on a jolly to 'The Emporium' held in Trawden Hall. So that is Sunday taken care of :)
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