Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Support an artists endeavour!

Great thing to help - and its easy and there are lovely rewards... :) please have a look!

http://www.wedidthis.org.uk/projects/save-old-lock-studio

strange amounts of energy


Had the best weekend down in Newquay, freezing in vans, running on sand and dancing to various Saturday night bands.

Met some lovely people, spent precious time with the loveliest people, and created memories. AND topped up for painting :) A good friend is after a little black & white view like this one, so that's first - then its all about big seas and drowning in the joy of them...

I can't get over the burst of energy I get from spending time by the coast and with people I love. The need for sleep is lessened, and I'm creatively refuelled. I should be exhausted but I'm just so ready to go...

Happy!

Monday, 23 January 2012

new year n insomnia

hey ho, sleep off again. But gives me plenty time to think through new ideas and plans...

About to paint a racehorse called Pippas Pride, which is a lovely first. I've just finished a cat called bubbles, which was another. Very happy working on my animal portraits :)

Got to find time to do several seascapes to take down to Hope Barton, South Devon, in March. I'm off down there for a week to paint locally - and plan for a course I'll be running there for holidaying residents in June. My friends, the lovely owners, are also going to hang my paintings round and about the cottages. Can't wait, that is my idea of the perfect job...

Also got to plan for my exhibition in June at the Derby Cathedral Centre, as organised by the lovely Geoff Robson. Its going to be titled 'Hidden Derbyshire' and I'm hoping to do about twenty smaller landscapes of my local area, Amber Valley. Places like Crich Stand, Riber Castle, Shining Cliff Woods... you don't have to drive far.

Wandering down to Studio 61 in Matlock this week, hopefully to see about hanging some work there. be nice to have things exhibiting locally again :)

And in other projects... songwriting and preparation to sing at several festivals (Sunrise, Exile and Shambala!) Which you can read more about here: RedRuff.

And finally, this weekend... I'm off to Cornwall for friends, parties and sea air. Very excited.

Night x

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Edinburgh postcard exhibition

Just sent these up to Edinburgh. I am really enjoying working small - but there's a whole lot of big square canvases sitting in the studio wanting attention...

Off to Cornwall in a couple weeks for events of partiness but will get some staringatthesea time in too, then I'll be ready :)


Monday, 2 January 2012

2012 n buzzing :)

ooo can't wait to get started again. Feeling v free this year to just create from whatever catches my imagination - whether with paint, pencil, stitch, clay or wool. Made lots of presents again this year, but this time with my new sewing machine - I loved it. Creativity!! No bounds.