Sometimes I need a break from the endless blue of Cyanotype, magical though it is. Today I've been enjoying an exercise in drawing; after a period of creative block when all I really want to do is plant things and tend the garden. I filled a page with doodles of succulents in various imaginary containers and then played with composition in Photoshop, building my own pretend indoor garden. Perhaps the drawings will become cards or prints but for now they are just for fun and quite different to what I usually do.
It was such a pleasure to meet Lydia, Linnhe and Alexis from 17 Reasons at British Trade Craft Fair, they always seem to be having so much fun. The lovely little gift shop in Moffat has been open for 3 years now and has a growing reputation for well sourced, handmade and designer gifts for all occasions.
I'm overjoyed that 17 Reasons now have a small selection of my lamps and candle lanterns for sale and I'm hoping they sell fast so I have an excuse to head north to re-stock and explore bit of Scotland! They posted this photo on Facebook with an insert picture of me in the corner ( which makes me want to burst out singing .... "thats me in the the spotlight, losing my religion").
I had a wonderful time in Harrogate this year, the weather was glorious and it was lovely to meet lots of the artists and makers I'd been chatting with in the virtual world. At times the show felt quiet and a lot of exhibitors said the same... the uncertain political and economic climate perhaps? Never the less I added several new gallery stockists to my list and it's going to be a busy summer!
Thank you to everyone who visited the stand- old friends, new friends and new stockists who will be added to website soon. I'm really looking forward to getting down to work.
Also a big thank you to my daughter Sara who makes it all so much more fun.
I've entered a competition on Etsy to win some money to invest in Witchmountain. Voting is only open until April 6th so I've left it a bit late but I'd love it and be eternally grateful if you would consider voting of me so that I might be able to develop some really lovely new work with the best materials and equipment possible.
Thank you x http://wshe.es/lDLXNdf7