Friday, 28 September 2012

Studio closed

Please note:
My Fold studio will be closing this afternoon to set up at the Malvern Autumn Show.
The studio will then remain CLOSED until the EarthFest at The Fold.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

Re-open SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER
10am - 4pm

Thursday, 27 September 2012

More Christmas stuff...

Got my paint brush out last night & came up with some Christmas designs for cards....I think my favourite at the moment is the cheeky cat ?










Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Today's decorations....

Phew....today's target of decorations just completed! 
Most of these are off to either the Castle Gallery in Inverness 
or Yellowstone Art Boutique in Trentham. (Who also stock lots of my greetings cards.
 Now I need to start making stock for the shop & all the fairs during the next couple of months.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Christmas Decorations in progress.....

Today I have made 14 x Angels....

7 x Robins


Tomorrow I need to make....
11 x Pussy Cats                       5 x Little Donkeys


10 x Owls                                   5 x Reindeer


10 x Rudolf  
Not sure if I'll get all that lot done in a day!!!??



Prema visit

Yesterday because of the rain our planned trip to Birmingham was postponed...looking at the forecast it seemed that further south may have been a little drier so off we went!  We've never been to Prema before, I had heard of the venue as friend Sarah Roberts had a show there some time ago.
What a lovely place!!!
A huge exhibition area upstairs where they hold music & theatre events too, another space for exhibitions & the fabulous 'Gift Dresser' (some purchases were made!), but what made the place really special was the excellent cafe area - again artwork on the walls, comfy sofas & super Lemon polenta cake/carrot cake plus coffee. 

This is the work of Beci Whatley whose work as been described as 'aboriginal style bling' quite  apt I reckon.....







This is the work of Anya Keeley also on display...love the animals!




                       This little dormouse came home to live with us....
                       made by Imogen Harvey-Lewis the resident artist at Prema.

The artwork on the Art Cafe's walls is by Simon David Mills...Tim loving the Cornish Beards & the cake!



You can even make music.....

A really creative & inspiring place to visit the current exhibitions continue until 21st October.  We've noticed that the next show includes the work of Jane Ormes so we'll definitely be visiting again....!




Sunday, 23 September 2012

SCRAP METAL

This is several years worth of copper & brass 'scrap'...
going to take it to the metal merchants tomorrow 
to get the cash to buy more sheets of the stuff!
In years gone by it wasn't quite so valuable but now I save every bit - 
I obviously I seem to use more copper than brass.  Next job is to sort my silver...not quite so much of that!


Lucky Black Cat

Look what I made last night!


Felix doesn't look that impressed!?


I bought my Lucky Black cat from Tinsmiths in Ledbury...
you can buy one here too


Monday, 17 September 2012

Hidcote Sculpture Trail

Such a fabulous sunny day today...I'd been lucky enough to be given some tickets to see the Sculpture Trail at Hidcote by artist Lit Smith.  As I've never visited the garden before it was a lovely opportunity to see the National Trust property near Chipping Campden & some amazing artwork!

I particularly admired the metalwork flowers by Mike Bigland.











                                                                                     Another favourite piece was this
                                                                                     'Little Owl' by Marie Shepherd






The exhibition continues until the 30th September:
Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Bartrim near Chipping Campden
Glos GL55 6LR
Tel: 01386 438333