Six months in…

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Only another 6 months left in the studio at Krowji (and they have made a lovely page for my work!)

This week i decided to display some of my fabric samples for Open Studios rather than keep them hidden away in a folder, these can all be bought here. I have also been painting on bigger canvas than i would usually and I’m hoping to finish those after Easter, i wont be able to get in the studio during half term but i have uploaded work in progress images to my instagram account.

My Etsy shop has 32 items listed for sale at the moment and on the 5th April will have a new look. The shop will have a new header and the whole page will look a bit smarter than it does at the moment.

Art Sale and Open Studios

I have signed up to do Open Studios again from my Krowji space (room 216) which runs from 28th May – Sun 5th June.

With little space to store my older work i have created a sale over on my Etsy shop, 50% off everything over £35.00 so when i am better i can go into the studio and have room to create again!

Motivation

Do you have days when you really want to do something creative but before you know it half the day has gone by just thinking about it?

My day started at 7.30am with the cat wanting to come in, once i was up there was no point in going back to bed, even though its Sunday, as the kids needed breakfast along with the cat. Brilliant an early start to get plenty done but first ill watch a bit of E4, then have a shower, oh now i fancy another coffee, oh look dishes need washing…

My Pinterest inspirations boards are pretty full, my laptops booked-marked pages are pretty long and my bookshelves of actual books of all sorts of inspiring art are overflowing along with the sketchbooks in the bedroom but i just cant get started!

Maybe my problem is too much influence, overloading my brain with too many different styles, themes, ways of making that i cant just pin down what it is i want to produce, I’ve got so many different pieces of work finished and on the go that i need to get sold!

I do find it hard to switch off, my car needs fixing and I’m working all week and no time to get in the studio, i need another me or someone to organise my life!

Plans!

Is it too late to say happy new year? I haven’t blogged for over a month, i planned on having a couple of weeks off from the studio at Christmas to spend with family but i needed a little longer.

I went back into the studio last week and my Etsy shop has reopened with 10% off orders over £50 with code JAN16. I have started some paintings and all my new fabric designs are listed available to buy from my Spoonflower shop as i proofed the samples last week and they’re looking great!

I will be registering for Open studios again before the end of this month, doing a 5 day painting course at work and i am thinking of going back to doing some textile work for a little time, i forgot how therapeutic it is to hand stitch, and its great for passing time whilst paint is drying.

Watch this space for some new photos soon. Busy busy!!!

Fabric is back!

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I have reopened my Spoonflower shop!

Here you can buy my designs on gift wrap, wallpaper and a variety of textiles*

I have kept my old designs on the site and will shortly be designing some new ones for 2016 based around current artwork. If you wish to purchase a piece of my art you can have complimentary fabric or wallpaper to complete or enhance your home.

You can also email me to discuss a custom design.

 

*basic cotton, satin, premium quilting weight cotton, 100% polyester piqué knit fabric, cotton poplin, poly crepe de chine, cotton lawn ultra, silky faille, performance knit, modern jersey, minky, linen-cotton canvas, organic cotton interlock knit, organic cotton sateen, sport lycra, eco canvas, heavy cotton twill, faux suede and silk crepe de chine. More information about each finish can be found HERE 

Designs are printed and shipped from the USA where Spoonflower handle your order therefore any order queries, shipping and quality of finish must be taken up with Spoonflower.

Work For Sale

My Etsy shop will be closed this Friday and re open the following Monday, everything in the shop will be available to buy from my studio (room 216) from this Friday evening at Krowji until Sunday. There will be lots of other studios open too, decorated festively, an elf trail for children and there will be free mulled wine and mince pies from Krowji’s Melting Pot Cafe.

This week i have been framing original paintings on wood, making individually wrapped cards with original paintings on the front, framing textile work, organising my painted wood blocks and cotton reels, plenty of one off originals to purchase!

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I also have a framed mixed media painting for sale at Penwith Gallery, St Ives. It has been removed from Etsy until i know if it is sold or not. You can contact Penwith Gallery on 01736 795579 if you would like to purchase this piece (£250).

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Christmas Open Studios (& new work!)

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I have been working towards this event since moving in to my Krowji studio in Redruth. Last year i volunteered for this event helping the public navigate their way around and it feels great to be taking part this year! On the Friday evening there will also be mince pies and mulled wine in the melting pot cafe and the Ingleheart singers in the foyer, there will also be workshops to take part in and an elf trail with prizes for children.

I will be selling framed work, painted wood blocks, hand painted cards with envelopes and my small painted cotton reels from studio 216. My website is updated with my most recent pieces.

I have started putting up work on the walls and its looking good, Christmas lights/decor and nibbles will be in there too!

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Keep Human, Charity art event

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I was asked by my friend and fellow Krowji studio resident Claire Stockings-Baker to contribute to this event she and Faye Dobinson had decided to create.

“The project is simple: write down, in any size, shape and medium, and on any material, words that convey a value, the world would benefit from acting upon at this time”.

The idea was to raise money for refugees and support Cornish networks for the vulnerable and the homeless.

I was able to get a sneak peek at the contributions as the exhibition was happening in the same building i work in and i was amazed at how many pieces of work Claire and Faye had recieved.

The evening was great with many of my friends having contributed and enjoying the exhibition, my contribution along with many others had sold before i had arrived!

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My contribution reads: Find yourself in new spaces, revel in the simple pleasure of wander and wonder…

Here are some images from the opening evening

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Shop!

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I’ve been busy in my studio at Krowji getting ready for open studios in December but I have decided to open a shop on Etsy too!

My shop has a variety of mixed media paintings on wood, paper canvas and wooden cotton reels, framed and unframed work. I will be adding some textiles soon.

I’m still busy working in St Ives and i have an exhibition coming up soon too, so much is going on at the moment!

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Last week i got my key to my new studio space at Krowji! I’ve gradually been moving stuff in and trying to make it my home away from home or should i say studio away from studio? Basically…I’ve moved out of the bedroom (yay) not that you can tell.

I still have a lot to do but the space is great and huge. I have signed up to do Christmas Open Studio’s so between now and then i will be busy making art to sell, more updates to follow soon!