A few weeks ago I topped up my stock in a few of the local galleries. After Christmas is a difficult time for artists and stockists - January and February can be flat months for sales as people turn their backs on spending for a few weeks while the bank balance gets back to normal. … Continue reading Affordable art versus death cleaning..
I'm not perfect and neither is my work. Sometimes things just don't go to plan and when that happens there's nothing you can do but shrug and move on. Today I decided to finish a hand cut I'd started a few weeks ago. It's been a few weeks since my last hand cut so this … Continue reading What good designs go bad…
Well the glorious weather was wonderful while it lasted but today the clouds are back which means its out of the garden and back into the studio. Although I love the day job its actually quite nice to take a break from it and do something different. Working from home has lots of benefits but … Continue reading Back to basics
After the coldest March in years and weeks of grey, murky skies, this week sunshine and springtime has finally arrived here in Norfolk. Thank heavens! For weeks I've been busy planting seeds in the greenhouse or on windowsills indoors with no end in sight to the cold winds and rain that have made it impossible … Continue reading At last…Spring arrives!
Forest Field and Sky: Art out of Nature returned to BBC iPlayer earlier this month and once again I was captivated by the beautiful natural art it showcased. I love the idea of art outdoors, whether its ephemeral and short-lived or something created to outlast its maker and give pleasure to generations to come. Dr … Continue reading Forest, field and sky.
IT's hard to believe its a month since my last post and since then we've been snowed in thanks to the Beast from the East, which brought bitter winds and at least 10cms of snow. Snow returned again on the weekend but it was the Siberian winds which caused me the most discomfort as the … Continue reading Meanwhile, in the garden..
SPRING always means the start of the wedding season and for me that means handcut hearts. They're my most popular papercut design and over the last few years I've done many different ones. The Scottish one pictured above is one of my favourites. I love the thistles and the clasped hands, but because bespoke designs … Continue reading Its all in the gift…