Open Studio Event 7th and 8th May 2016

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Artistic practises, inspiration, news | No Comments
Open Studio Event 7th and 8th May 2016

So I’m very excited to announce my second Open Studio Event which is taking place this weekend as part of the Open Studio Notts programme. I will be taking part in a local Lowdham Arts Trail along with the Gedling Artists in Lowdham Village Hall, and textile artist Janet Gilbert who will be opening her […]

winter blues are fading

winter blues are fading

Hello there dear blog readers (although I bet there aren’t many of you left as it’s been so long). It’s lovely to be back in blogland again, after such a long absence, last time I posted was before Christmas 2015. I had planned at the end of last year to blog once a month throughout […]

Landscapes – then and now

Landscapes – then and now

As well as looking back over the previous twelve months of creativity (or not as the case has often been) I have also been reading through my Unearth Gather Create journal and reflecting on the whole process of this amazing ecourse. Having read my initial angsty ramblings I realise what I hard time I give […]

my word for the year

my word for the year

When it gets to this time of year I often look back over the previous twelve months and assess what I’ve achieved with my business, whether I have achieved what I want to, looking at how successful my various selling events have been, whether I got into the shows I had applied to, what I […]

creativity is a journey

creativity is a journey

Hello again. I can’t believe we are now into October and the leaves are changing colour once again. We’ve had some fantastic weather here in the UK, colder nights, misty mornings and bright sunny days where you just cannot believe the beautiful colours nature has on display for us! Autumn has always been one of […]

coming back to life

coming back to life

A few people have asked me recently whether I’ve given up blogging. My answer was No, I haven’t given up, I just haven’t had anything very much or very interesting to say to you all. Like everything else creative it seems blogging is also a cyclical process for me, sometimes the thoughts and words come […]

enjoying the journey…

enjoying the journey…

I’ve been a bit quiet lately, that’s because I haven’t been spending much time in the studio and therefore haven’t really had much to tell you. When I gave up my job last year the idea was to spend three days a week in the studio and work two days at my new ‘temporary’ job. […]

am i too literal for abstract?

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Artistic practises, e-courses | No Comments
am i too literal for abstract?

Does my art define who I am or does who I am define my art – identity crisis??!! If you’ve been following my progress through my ecourse on the blog and social media you will see that I have restarted my lessons of the Unearth Gather Create ecourse again with renewed enthusiasm. Being one of those people who likes to work […]

sustenance/sustain-ance

sustenance/sustain-ance

my word for the year, the meaning of which this week was questioned by my dear husband – his understanding of it was food or drink when the reason I had chosen it was for its other meaning – the ability to sustain something, in particular the forward motion of my creative and business. This […]

preparing

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 in Artistic practises, news | One Comment
preparing

I’ve really enjoyed the first week of my new ‘changed’ life - for those of you who don’t know I’ve just left my job of 13 years and am now pursuing a less stressful existence, working less hours in paid employment and more in paid self-employment. It was a big step for me to make but I’m […]