Monday, 26 November 2012

The first cut

(wonder forest by Manabu Hangai)

On Friday I took Lil to see the first cut exhibition, at the Manchester City Art Gallery.
If you ever get chance to see this exhibition you must! it's so wonderful and inspiring...

Fotoecken by Sarah Bridgland

Map of my entire life by Rob Ryan

Exodus by Andrea Mastrovito

Stellar spire in the Eagle Nebula by Andrew Singleton

The Harbingers by Claire Brewster

Twist Angel 6 by Long-Bin Chen

Sequel by Nicole Dale

Lil said the exhibition was 'Amence!'
such a wonderful and fascinating exhibition, I want to go back and look again!
It's fabulous you must go see it! I was so inspired, makes me want to draw with my scalpel and put aside my pencils!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

sonny day

Happy Birthday toooo yoooo
my 'bubs' is growing up,
quick call the gorgeous birthday people police and arrest this boy at once!

Monday, 19 November 2012

free as a bird...

... this Monday afternoon!

I'm enjoying playing with textures and experimenting a bit with my screen printing, 
it's hard to find time to experiment and make mistakes 
but how am I going progress and get better If I don't?!

I'm going back to my drawing board and my sketch books the rest of this year so I can sketch, brain storm and plan a creative a fresh start to next year!
woooooo! get me trying to be all organised and profesh! 
( don't be fooled!!)

Friday, 16 November 2012

It's Christmas....

.... and so it begins

love this ad, 
"don't forget Debbie and Derek from the holiday in Corfu..."

I love the build up to Christmas,
the chaos, the hard work, the lists,
the magic!

Bring it on!
have a fab weekend

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

it's starting to look a lot lot like ....


I've listed all my Christmas cards in my Etsy & Folksy,
eeee I'm starting to get excited! 
I'm one of those annoying people who loves Christmas!
we've already watched the Polar express and the Grinch!!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Art Market

I did it !
I had a lovely time at the Art Market this weekend,
it was a fab opportunity to meet lots of lovely people and chat,
If you came along to say hallo! thank you! 
it was great to meet you, thanks for your kind words and support x

As I said before, I was out of my comfort zone quite a bit, 
I like being at the other side of the stall with my purse! but it all went very well and I enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and chatting to customers.

 I sold my framed piece of Lil, Sonny & Sky rock pooling at Runswick Bay to a lovely lady who was decorating a house in Runswick Bay! how amazing is that! so perfect!
I was so pleased the print was going to he hung in the place where the inspiration had originally come from (go here to see pictures) just lovely!

I was very lucky to share a stall with Helaina Sharpley 
who creates such gorgeous artworks from wire,
not only is she a very talented wire work artist but a very lovely person too!
and we danced behind the stall to help keep our feet warm (despite wearing 3 pairs of socks!!) ...

The stall behind us was Vinegar & brown paper, who etch ideas onto glass,
which were highly desirable! such fabulous ideas!...

There was also gorgeous bags from Geraldine at Greenview

lovely ceramics by Charlotte Morrison
( I bought the gorgeous gent brooch with a pipe as a treat to myself! ... well it would be rude not to!)

The ultra talented Claire Caulfield who taught me how to screen print a couple of years ago, her work is so unique and wonderful.

There was so much creative talent that I'd be here all day so here's just a one more,

Amy Stubbs (no relation!) Amy creates the most gorgeous scarves, I wish I'd known when I was going through my chemo! I found it so hard to find unusual head scarves, 
Amy's are so beautiful with black and white images of her grandma incorporated into the designs,


To see more artists work from the Art Market look here,

lovely jubbley,

right off to sort my studio out now which is in total chaos! 
It looks like we've been robbed! 
Our house wouldn't get burgled, ( I'm no domestic goddess ) the buglers would break in and shout
(to be said in rough gritty 40 Captson full strength a day voice)
 "Ah lads someones beaten us to it! this place has already been done over" 
and off they'd go in their stripey jumpers and balaclavas with an empty swag bag over their shoulders!

Happy days!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

wish me luck!...

Organised chaos!!
I think I was a bit naive to how much preparation work I needed to do before the art market!
But, I'm really excited to meet fellow creative and chat to customers!
Hope to see you!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Isabelle Arsenault

The perfect work of Isolbelle Arsenault,

Watch here
look here
swoon here
indulge here

Happy Wednesday:)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

feet not touched the ground!

We had such a fab time in Sweden,
I love visiting my friend Jane, she spoils us when we are there,
thanks Jane for the fab memories:)...

curly tops!

Stockholm club,

dancing till 3 in the morning!

I could go on and on and on and on....

Life's a great big whirl wind at the mo hence the lack of blogging,
 and I'm on auto pilot treading water through each day!
all fab tho,
 Lil sonny sky have been on half term 
and this gorgeous babe...

turned into this gorgeous teenager over night! How the hecky thump did that happen?!

happy birthday gorgeous x

Well I'm getting ready for my last event of the year
The Art Market

I'll be there this Saturday evening and Sunday,
I'm excited and nervous for the whole thing, I've never done an art market before so this is all new to me!
Come along if you are in the area and say hello,
I'll post some photo's of my preparation for it!
Have a lovely creative day, and I want to share this I saw on Pinterest, just fab!