Monday, 7 October 2013

Make art that sells

Today I have gone back to school! To Lilla Roger's Studio School, to do Part B of the course 'Make Art that sells'. A 5 week intensive e-course!
I do already make art that sells, and I sort of hesitated a bit, but I thought about it, and my reasons are;

* It's always good to keep learning (my grandma would agree with this, she is 86 and still learns languages)
* Many artists, including myself work from home, and sometimes you need a bit of a boost, being pushed out of your comfort zone type-of-thing!
* I want to improve and sell more work
* It's always nice to (virtually) meet new people who do the same type of work as you - I'm making new friends
* It's good to try out new markets

So I'm trying to squeeze all these things in, along with my own work and housework etc..... but I think it will be worth it!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Happy Summer Holidays!

Happy Summer Holidays! I'm hoping it stays sunny for a bit as we are staying in the UK - fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Work Companion

Gosh, I can't believe how long it is since my last blog post! As you can see by the messy desk I've been busily working away trying to earn a crust! I'm honoured to have the company of my big boy cat Jack today. This is very rare, he is a bit wild, he never sits on anyone's knee, and we don't really see him that much. So, today it's been lovely to have him here purring away (even though he is slightly in the way)

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Lovely day

It's a lovely day today, and I'm busy with design-work, but I keep having a few minutes outside hanging washing and other exciting stuff. Hopefully this is properly the start of Spring....

Friday, 15 February 2013

Boy's Bedding

I found some of my boy's designs which I did for my lovely agent at Just Kids It's always nice to see how they look on a bed.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Wishing for some warmth....

I think I must be wishing for Spring - this is something I have been working on today, and my last design was a floral too. But, it's forecast for snow, so I will have to wait a bit longer!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Spots & stripes

I decided to enter the current Tigerprint Competition, just for fun as it appealed to me. I'm really loving all the blues that seem to be  on trend for interiors. I always find it difficult to find nice wrapping paper that would work for men or women.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sewing Mad!

Father Christmas brought this rather lovely purple sewing machine for my 9 year old daughter Lois, and she LOVES it! She's hardly stopped sewing since she had her first go. All her toys are getting beds and pillows, and I think she will be a proper seamstress quite soon!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Just a few days late, but I've finally got round to doing a Happy New Year blog post! All the best for 2013 to my blog friends, hope it's a good one!!!