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Creative swerve in the menopause

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I have read that many women feel a creative surge during the menopause. I’ve had various menopause symptoms on and off for the last year and if anything my ‘creative surge’ has been more of a creative swerve. My desire … Continue reading

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Cutting it fine

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I have started to fall in love with lino cutting. It is a wonderfully tactile form of art, slicing a knife through the lino and creating textures, the ink on the rollers gliding over the surface of the finished piece … Continue reading

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Striking the right note

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For most of my life I have considered myself an artist. Often I have a terrible crisis of confidence wondering if I’m actually an ‘Artist’ or just someone who paints pictures. I have to remind myself of what I say … Continue reading

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The Nest

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Once again, this blog starts with an old draft from 2014  – keep reading, there’s a point… After a slow and unfortunate start, this year soon became one dizzying whirl of happenings, events and activity which is only now starting to … Continue reading

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Chaos

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I just went to write a new blog post and found this draft from 2015. It still seems appropriate! I am chaotic CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over syndrome) generally applies in our house. I am not a regular hoover..er or cleaner of … Continue reading

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Living large

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I treated myself to 2 huge stretched canvases just after Christmas. 2.5 x 1 metre, a stretch to get my brush to the top. It’s one of my ‘evolving’ abstract landscape paintings, gradually developing depth and dimension as I work … Continue reading

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Making it work

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I’m busy making my art work as a business thanks to signing up to this Maker’s yearbook. It’s a journal with space for lots of goal setting, marketing planning, financial reports etc and comes with some great online backup and … Continue reading

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Art gifts for Christmas

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It’s the 1st of December and if you are thinking about giving a pet portrait as a gift for Christmas, consider my Gift Vouchers. Continue reading

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Studio Sale

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I shall be creating a new series of large works for 2018 so am having a Studio Clearance Sale at Pickhams. Continue reading

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Mosaic patio and mural in progress

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The render came away from part of the wall where we had painted the mural so I decided to repair it with some mosaic. We also needed to replace the crazy paving on the patio so I took the opportunity … Continue reading