Wednesday, 24 April 2013

New paintings I'm working on...

Here is a little peek of what I'm working on at the moment, I have found a new love for wood.

I have been priming them ready for painting and then painting them white as they take a true colour from that point.

I have gone back to painting sea again, a love of mine.

I love the above painting as the wood fibres have stood up and with a dry brush have created a great texture. I'm in two minds whether to touch this one again or not! I think it needs something but just giving it time to find out what.

I have some more of my lovely laser cut wood


Monday, 22 April 2013

New Events Planned

I have been busy planning a few events that I will have a stall at over the next few months.


I will be at Camden Middle Market on the 3rd of May 10am - 6:30pm, with lots of other great designers.

Then the following day I will be at the May Fair on the Green, West Drayton Saturday 4th May 12pm - 5pm

A May Fair on the historical heritage site of West Drayton Green. There will be Maypole dancing, a reenactment of 'Jack in the Green' Crowning of the May Queen, traditional woodcraft, local children dancing, morris dancers, and the Duck Pond Market (that's me)!

Also in May there will be a pop up shop in Camden where my work will be available to buy, this will be in the middle market and will be full of lots of other wonderful designers too. It will be open from the 10th May - 10th June with my work installed for you to come and touch, browse and buy. More details on this coming soon.



1st June 12pm-5pm I will be with the Dandy Lion Market in Kentish town, at The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2AA.

Here there will be lots of lovely art, crafts and vintage goodies to make your house and you look lovely. Then when you are finished enjoy a drink and some great food in the gastro-pub.

7th June 10am-6:30pm at Camden Middle Market with We Make London and lots of other great designers.


5th July 10am-6:30pm I'll be back at Camden Middle Market with We Make London and lots of other great designers.

13th July times TBC at Preston School, College Rd, Wembley for their Summer Fair.

All very exciting and I'm looking forward to a bit of sunshine too!


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Enjoy drawing but can't remember how?

As a kid I always loved drawing, there was no stopping where your imagination used to take you. At some point we grew up and I'm not sure when it happened but it did! When it did, it felt like you had conform to be able to draw something everyone recognised, it had to be something not a random thing...somewhere the fun was lost...this was until Carla Solheim wrote some fab books that let us rekindle the silliness that is still trapped inside of us.

Carla is giving away five of her books just go to her blog and leave a comment to be within of a chance to win a copy of "The Art of Silliness"


I am currently part of her year of the giraffe group and we have been exploring lots of creative methods. Here is my mixed media giraffe from earlier in the year.

I hope you enjoy a little bit of silliness today!