Wednesday, January 26, 2011

About nothing in particular

Not really got a theme to this post but thought it about time I posted something. So starting off with a photo of my boy, who having stolen my chair made himself comfy! Budge out the way Bobby I want to get on with my blog. But got to kiss that tummy first!

I am feeling very pleased that I have finished both our tax returns and today with a sigh of contentment I returned to my painting, which is a bit of a whopper at 90cm square, I have only drawn it out so far but longing to get some paint on the canvas in the morning. I will show you it when its on its way, it should be a nice one if it goes to plan, it has a seaside theme to it and is destined for a gallery in Falmouth.

Just finished this painting last week and took it straight to a gallery in Lynton, North Devon who are starting to sell my work. I love the old bit of fabric I used for her dress it had a transfer pattern on it and I filled it in with wonderful gold paint by Golden who do the most marvelous acrylic paints. I love toy animals on wheels so this girl has her horsey although she is wishing for a real one, just like I did as a child.

I bought this lovely german toy cow at Shepton this weekend and he has already made friends with the little horse I got there last time. Both made out of papier mache and only 5 inches high.

And well, I said this was a post not about anything in particular, here is my nature table tray that on the cupboard in the hall. Its where I pop all the beach treasure out of my pockets.

Have a good week everyone.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Into the New Year

After a rubbish Christmas and New Year suffering from an awful chest infection it was lovely to see in the New Year with the long awaited article in Country Living. Long awaited as we did the photo shoot way back last spring and I can remember having to wear lots of layers and trying to look cold on one of the hottest spring days we had had! We are all so pleased with the article, its quite a cosy one isn't it? We had a lovely day with lots of laughter with good friends and the photographer was a real sweety. My studio looks great and I am hoping it will lure people in to come and try one of my courses, we shall see.

The photographer sent me some photos he took and I know he will not mind me showing you the ones he took of Midge in my arms and Boris looking at him through the window. Thank you Brent for letting me have them.

So now on into 2011 with lots to do, as usual I am sure that January and February will disappear in a jiffy, why is that? I am longing to get back painting now I am feeling better and have been sketching lots of new ideas, then there is also the Country Living Fair where Christine is having a stand and has very kindly offered to have some of my work so I have ideas for that too, lets hope there are enough hours in the day to get it all done!
A very Happy New Year to all of you my blogging friends. It is a strange world this blogland where we forge bonds and friendships and peep into the lives of others we are never likely to meet. Some I have been lucky enough to meet and are now firm friends. Heres to many more friendships for us all and thank you for your support over the last year.