Saturday, 27 June 2009

Animal Alphabet Greetings Cards

These are my latest greetings card designs which I've been working on since our visit to Cornwall in March this year. I did some sketching for the idea then & while at the Hampen exhibition recently finally got round to finalising the designs. I particularly like the butterfly, owl, snail, mouse & tiger designs. The next plan is to look into producing a poster & possibly a children's colouring in book!?


































Thursday, 25 June 2009

Upton Jazz Festival this weekend!

After a rather hectic time last weekend doing 2 shows at once this coming Fri/Sat & Sun should be a little less frantic!! We're showing at the Arts market as part of the Upton Jazz Festival. Not sure if jazz is my thing but thought it was worth giving the show a go??? It's a new one for the Boffy tribe so we'll see how it works out....

Market opening times:

Fri 26th June: 12pm - 7.30pm

Sat 27th June: 10am - 7.30pm

Sun 28th June: 10am - 6.30pm



More info on the Jazz Festival can be found on http://www.uptonjazz.co.uk/



Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Landmark Arts & Leigh Events this weekend


This coming weekend I'm exhibiting at 2 events - good job I have Tim on board isn't it!

I'm off to Landmark Arts Centre on Friday for the Midsummer Arts Fair. I haven't done this event before but have had good reports from other makers. The centre is situated on Ferry Road, Teddington, London TW11 9NN. You can find more info on the website http://www.landmarkartscentre.org/

Leigh Open Gardens & Craft Fair
The second event is on Sunday 21st June 12 noon to 6pm at the Tithe Barn in Leigh. This craft fair is part of the Leigh Open Gardens event with around 15 gardens ranging from courtyard to extensive being open to visitors.


The craft fair is being held in the fantastic 14th century Leigh Court Tithe Barn which sits adjacent to the 12th century St Edburga's Church. Leigh is not far from my studio at The Fold - off the A4103 follow the signs from the Bank House Hotel roundabout.
Funds raised from this event will be donated to the establishment of a dedicated breast cancer unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Visit www.leighandbransford.org.uk for details of the area.


1st day in Bunny Studio

Today I've finally got organised & started my long planned one day a week out of my Bransford studio working from a space in the garden at home in Worcester. We had replaced the roof & insulated the 'shed/summerhouse' last year for which the resident rabbit Duke is very grateful!


The idea is that I can get lots of work done with no phone, customers or computer! I want to work on some new ideas & sometimes you just need the space to do it...


I have been entertained by the wildlife though this morning with a baby blackbird & a cheeky squirrel.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

PUFFINS!!


One of my customers has a passion for puffins! I've created this oxidised silver puffin necklace which I think captures the character. As puffins are such cheeky little birds I'd quite like to make a collection of pieces; earrings/brooch & cufflinks.

I've also had a new delivery from Glazed & Amazed.......




Friday, 5 June 2009

Five at the Factory exhibition


Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Hampen Factory with Sue Brown & Carolyn Foulkes arranging the exhibition 'Five at the Factory' which is part of the
Cheltenham Art Festival & Open Studios www.cheltenhamopenstudios.org.uk
6th - 14th June 2009
Hampen is in an idyllic setting with birds & wildlife in abundance around the buildings www.hampenfactory.co.uk
It is amazing how well our work compliments each other. My verdigris panels highlight the greens in Carolyn's bird picture. Caroline's fantastic embroidered creations with leaf & spiral motifs emphasise detailing in my red & gold panels.

I really love Sue Brown's work (several pieces adorn my walls at home!), the new great tits are fab - might have fallen for those!

Lesley Maddox McNulty's head sculptures look stunning - the textures & colours really work well.
It's well worth a visit to the exhibition which is open everyday during the event
Tomorrow we are having a late evening until 8pm where all the artists will be present to discuss their work - come & join us for a glass of wine & watch the birdies!!