Hi there people, its been a while since I've blogged as there have been so many things going on here. Firstly there was my well-needed creative break which I have really benefited from. Initially it was only going to be from January until March but then it kind of expanded to cover most of the summer. I'm going to blog about it in more detail soon. Then there was the fabulous e-course Unearth Gather Create by the very talented tutor and my friend Gillian Lee Smith, which I am still working through. It's been fantastic to learn more about colour, technique and working in different media. I've still not completed all of the lessons but will be trying to squeeze some in over the next few months. There's been the new website (ta dah!! which I'm really proud of I must say, although getting to grips with wordpress has been a challenge!), as well as some important changes in my job,(more about that soon) and lots of weekends away over the summer in our lovely caravan, visiting lots of places in the UK. So although it has been refreshing and revitalising to take some time away from my business it's great to be back.
So you might be wondering what I have planned for the next few months.... Well, of course there will be the shop launch later this week, which has been long awaited as far as I'm concerned. Just a few more tweaks and a few 'never-seen-before' products to add and then I will ready to press 'publish' and you can spend all your hard earned cash on my goodies. There is an extensive collection of prints, cards and tea towels as well as some screen prints in colour and some mixed media work.
I'm hoping to hold a sale of some of my older work. I seem to be out-growing the studio at the moment, so I really need to make some space for new work. And also I plan to hold an Open Studio Day and just need to clarify the date for that. If you haven't seen it already there is the fab commission giveaway to celebrate the new website - all you need to do is sign up the newsletter at the bottom of the page before the end of November and I will be holding a prize draw on December 1st.
You will be able to see me at the Harley Christmas Market once again this year. This is a great Christmas fair and one of my very favourites where you can find an extensive range of high quality hand made and crafted good, from jewellery to ceramics, textiles and art. The resident artists studios are also open and this is great opportunity to see where the magic happens and visit and chat to the makers in their studios.
So that's all the news for now. I will be back to a more regular blogging schedule from now on - I've set myself a blogging challenge which a colleague of mine told me about. More soon....