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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

New Studio .. Open for Business

Well!... it isnt totally finished yet but everyone was asking for pics of my new studio so here they are.
Brad built the 5.5 x 4.5 cabin almost single handed and I did all the small parts and the exterior and Interior painting..... What a Labour of Love. I still have to do a large collage to go above the plan chest and some pictures need to be framed for the sitting area and I also have to cover my seats.... the cable need to be joined to the mains but I can get electricity by an extension lead.
We also need to finish the white pebbles and landscaping in the garden.
In the meantime I now have to get back to my Murals and other design and artwork.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hello ..Still open for business!


I must take stock today!.....I have spent nearly 4 months building my new studio, decorating and renovating nearly every room in my house and some furniture, planning 3 new Murals and hoping to complete another one I started in June......Oh and I also have a part time job.
I have completely neglected my websites ( my existing one which seems to no longer exist and a new one which needs so much work on it I have not managed to get it live.... and I am paying for the hosting..... Hello!.. I still exist and I am open for business but it looks like the launch of the website with my new products could be much later than planned. If only I could split myself into many parts.
I also apologise for the delay in starting two paintings for my friend, Vivien. Thanks for being so patient.
So today I must hang fire on the completing my kitchen (painting the tiles and cupboards) and sort out my paperwork... make a few phone calls and put a plan of action together!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sneaky peek, Work in progress.. Day 1 of New Mural

I know my blog posts are rather infrequent at the moment but I have been busy and pre occupied lately. We get our new studio delivered this week and it comes in a kit form so Brad and I have to assemble it ourselves (scary thought) and I shall be painting it and staining the wood floors as well.....so I think the next few weeks will be a combination of "building, decorating, sorting out furniture and also trying to get my home straight as I currently work from my back bedroom and I cannot wait to get this room clean and organised. Meanwhile I have just started a new Mural which is the "sister" to            "Wisteria Wonderland"..... I may have to continue and finish the project later this month but I wanted to get the overall sketch and layout started.  
Then when my studio is up and running I shall continue with the new collection of designs I am doing for cushions......... hopefully by then I can be a more regular blogger and share more of my images and work.


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Sunflower Sketches....

It seems a while since I posted anything here on my blog, so I thought that I would share some work that I started last week. A friend wanted me to paint a small picture for his Mother who loves Sunflowers.  Many years ago I  created a whole Sunflower collection for textiles but I have not painted this flower for ages even though I have a great collection of photographs that I have taken from my garden last year. I decided on a couple of interpretations.... although if I have time I would also like to do another style..... more painterly perhaps?  I wasnt sure which would be the most suitable.....what would your choice be?

Friday, 7 March 2014

Calling All Surface Pattern Designers!

Designs intended for Rotary printing

Designers out there! .... I need some feedback.
For quite some time I have been thinking about offering some private tutorials/demonstrations of traditional hand painting techniques for surface pattern designs, specifically intended for screen printing (flat bed or rotary) I would also concentrate on repeating patterns and working to technical restrictions............ I would only be interested in instructing qualified designers who may have not experienced more traditional methods of design disciplines. What do you think and would there be any interest?

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Initial pen sketch concepts for new Mural

Small Guest Bedroom.....initial ideas for simple  handpainted Mural
I have had a "worky" day today.......putting together some initial pen sketches for a potential new mural.....minimal and stylised compared to previous projects.....what do you all prefer?..... I quite like the "Baubles".
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