Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Treasuries and Treasure Hunts

Just Discovered That my painting 'International Buffet' of Chinatown, Manchester is currently featured in an Etsy Treasury - 'No one does it like you' by 'hillarietasche' Thanks Hillarie! ( I've also just discovered (finally) how to post a hidden link here in my blog - not rocket science is it but quite a breakthrough for me. ) I have a print of this painting in my Etsy shop but the original can be seen at Artzu Gallery, Great Ancoats Street, Manchester. (Link-Mania Now!)

I had intended to be shopping in Manchester with the girls yesterday as an Easter Holiday treat but we were all so tired out from two intensive days in the Peak District. We stayed in a Youth Hostel in Edale - just for one night but managed to pack in a lovely bike ride on the Tissington Trail, (stopping halfway for a Deryshire Cream Tea, yumm!), followed by a Table Football Tournament at the Hostel. Then the second day we walked over Losehill to Castleton where we went down one of the Blue John mines. There are several but we picked the Speedwell Cavern which you travel through by boat. It was great fun and the kids loved it (though they weren't so pleased about having to find our way back to the Hostel and the car- we didn't drag them back over the hill but it still involved too much walking! Luckily we had lots of biscuits with us!)

Really looking forward to a week on Uist (The outer Hebrides) next school Break. It'll be lovely to spend Ten nights away - we are really lucky to live where we do but it can feel really busy here and its good to have a change. Finally got round to booking the Ferry last night so starting the count down now - Only six weeks to go!

Thinking of countdowns though, have just worked out I've only Twelve working weeks till the Summer Holidays and my Calder Gallery Show is in September. I also have other Commissions to finish- so some serious painting to be done after Easter. I did manage to finish two Landscapes in that last week of term. (No photos yet.) I need to be working on some new ideas now.


Elizabeth Seaver said...


Looking at your paintings makes me so happy!

How nice to have a great holiday to look forward to.

All the best,


Sheila said...

Wow, I love this....you have such a gift for capturing light and laying down and composing color. and congrats on the Etsy listing! What a great way for others to discover your talent!

Lesley said...

Hi Kate, I'm glad you added me on etsy because now I've found your lovely blog! Really enjoyed looking at your work, especially love this one. I visit manchester every now and again and it's great how you've captured the energy of the city in your paintings. Have a great time in Scotland when you go. Hope you will post up about your adventures... bye for now.