Lovely Lustre

I had a fabulous time last weekend at ‘Lustre’ design fair at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham.

The preview on the Friday was really busy (and made a few sales then too, so that was wonderful) as was the rest of the weekend. Had so many lovely comments about my work, backed up by good, steady sales – thank you to everyone who bought one of my prints or my cards, I hope you will enjoy them. I got a new gallery lead too, as well as a few emails from people requesting to buy a print that they said they regretted not buying at the time!
I was the only printmaker there (I think), so no competition! Definitely going to apply next year and hope they let me in again! Here are some photos of my stand and one or two other makers. It was very well curated and executed – huge thanks to all involved in setting it up!

A little catch up…

I had a great couple of days at Leeds Print Fair last weekend – and a huge thank you to the people who bought my prints, I hope you enjoy them!

When I got back, I had an email from the lovely folk at the neo:gallery in Bolton, to say that both my prints have sold, so that made me really happy!

And this weekend, I am off to LUSTRE at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre. It’s going to be sparkly and very christmassy ( is that a word?). Come on over and get some lovely and original presents for yourself or others!

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I have an online shop!!! Woo!

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-19-27-49Well, finally I have stopped procrastinating long enough to do some research on shopping carts, (my life is SO exciting), only to find out that I can’t embed one on this website/blog. Not to worry though, as it’s the easiest thing to link to another site, and best of all, it appears to be working!

I have (most of) my original prints on there as well as a good selection of greetings cards (including some suitable for Christmas!) and I will be updating as and when I do more prints! Please do have a gander – just click on the picture above and you will be directed to the site. Once there, if you want to return to this blog, just click on ‘return to site’ in the right hand column.

Oh – you thought I’d forgotten didn’t you?  Alright then, go on, have free shipping for all orders for one month, use this code at the checkout – NEWSHOPPOST – and don’t keep it to yourself – tell your friends and family!!

(Offer ends 30th Nov 2016)

 

Immortalising ‘our kid’ in lino

Ok, so not a real child, but our dog is our ‘kid’. Don’t know if anyone has seen the film The World According to Garp, with Robin Williams? There is a scene where him and his wife go to ‘look at the kids’ when they are sleeping. It gets me and my husband every single time (and seriously, we have seen this film countless times!), and we can’t look at each other for fear of absolutely sobbing, in that happy, “look what we made” kind of way. So we kind of got into the habit of saying ‘let’s look at the kid’ when our dog Tilly is looking especially gorgeous or cute. Yes, I know, us child free couples anthropomorphizing our pets…tch!

I have been meaning to do a print of our girl for ages, and here is a photo of the start of the block. This is for the main dog and the darker shadows in the floorboards. I will offset this onto another block to do the background floor with wood detail.

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And this is what the little darling really looks like!

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