Saturday, 11 December 2010

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates for my Lampshades available at my Etsy shop from today. Why not add to your wish list today...a loved one could treat you and you could take your time doing the choosing!

Modern Meets Rustic

Which reminds me...I cant believe I forgot to blog about this wonderful feature of my lampshades on the Etsy Blog last week - think I was a bit held up with open studios. Anyway, big thanks to Christine. Really love the look - in my minds eye my house looks like this...if a skip was installed outside for a few days and attracted a little of my clutter I think my other half would agree that it may!

What Men Want

One of my paintings was featured this weekend in the UK version of 'The Storque' - Etsys handmade blog. I'm in really great company here amongst some wonderful suggestions of gift ideas for men. These items were chosen by Ron of Etsy shops projector and totalradness. Thanks Ron. The painting - The Railway is one of a triptych of pubs in Hebden Bridge

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

My New Space at 'Open Studios'

My 'House of Chintz' corner...

My painting and prints corner...

...and my 'Water feature' corner - thanks to the melting snow and a problem with the roof! Still, it was a great weekend, thanks to the effort of all the studio members and the surprising amount of visitors who braved the weather ;¬)

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Commuting to work - from Old Town to Hebden Bridge. ( What a way to earn a living! )

It doesn't always feel like work...for several reasons, not least because quite often the payment for a weeks labour is ... shall we say...nominal. Another obvious reason is that my work is also my passion and what I tend to choose to do with any odd half hour to myself. Thirdly though is the fact that my work is something I generally do here on my doorstep either at home in the hilltops that's Old Town above Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, or down in the valley in the town itself at my studio. That's where I was heading today for my second day of Open Studios and whereas yesterday I was carting all sorts of wares down in the car, having dug it out of the snow, this time I was hands free so I walked down through the fields. What a wonderful start to a working day and a reminder if any was needed of why i've ended up here as , amongst other roles, a landscape painter.