Friday, 28 November 2014
I do worry about where we are going in terms of energy consumption.
Everyone is now pushed towards personal digital consumer durables; computers, phones, tablets, cameras, game consoles, music players and so on. And they all need to be charged. My teen is a screen addict. And they become 'old' or not compatable so quickly. And then more energy is needed to create new ones. This is growing all over our world. Rapidly.
Anyhow take a look at The story of Stuff.
(I show this to my kids once a year)
There is no doubt that energy can improve our lives. I love my washing machine and lights, but it feels that most
everyday things all need to be plugged in and charged.
We need to try and get a balance.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Enjoying my home as the seasons change.
Every year I love the autumnal colours and light a little more.
Still adding a little favourite original Artwork to my SHOP, including these autumn coloured roos plus seasonal books as well.
(Top image, framed David Shrigley tea towel, Camilla Engman postcards)
The only trouble with etsy is I seem to be tempted to buy more than I sell.
Look at Sophie Corrigan, she'll draw your pets for such a reasonable price.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
I've finally set up a shop on ETSY.
To start with I am selling signed books, (I will do a little personal drawing inside)
a few pieces of original Artwork and signed proofs.
Saturday, 11 October 2014
I sadly had a friend pass away this week...but what we can all learn is to be kind to one another whilst we're alive.
Life is wonderful, but too short and very precious.
My new Home/Studio really is the most positive creative place I've ever lived.
I have only been here 3 months and I've written 7 new books! (OK, some are board books but still I feel very proud!
More to come on these very soon.)
Heres's a sneak look at a series of paintings I'm doing....
And a moose sketch...just because.
Sunday, 14 September 2014
I have not posted on here all summer.
Here's a catch up.
Happy days...busy creating new book ideas, settling into our fantastic new home,
a visit to the Edinburgh fringe festival (No miracles by Nathan Coley.)
and re-sculpturing a disney prince and princesses!...
And being outside as much as possible, playing on Dartmoor and camping by the sea.
I hope you all had a great summer(or indeed winter) too.
Monday, 21 July 2014
It has been a month since we moved into our new house.
I feel so happy I think someone must have put happy pills in the water!
Such contentment. From day 1 it felt like home.
It was once a Woman's and Children's hospital. Dating from 1850 or so. It has a very special atmosphere and charm.
Cloud poster by Debbie Carlos.
Pictures on Mantle place,
Ana Ventura, Camilla Engman and Melody Stacey.
If anyone is down south Devon way, you would be more than welcome to pop in for a cuppa.
I now need work to pay for it! Anyone out there want to give me some please!
You can see what I can do on my website.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
I am finally moving to a new home on Friday. And what a positive move it is!
The new house is so beautiful and I can have a studio at home again, which is best for my work/life/raising kids flow.
There has been something nipping at my heals for about the last 11 years, so to finally settle in a place of my own with my kiddies will be incredible. I feel so grateful and almost lost for words by the excitement of it all!
Good things do come to those that wait.
Between the packing I went on the great, Velo Vintage bike ride. More photos here.
And we were on the TV...here!
Click the label below for last years pics.
Labels: Velo Vintage
Friday, 6 June 2014
I had a wonderful inspirational evening at the Contemporary Craft Festival here in Devon.
Folk that make things by hand really are the nicest people!
I bought the 3 pots in the top photo by Elaine Bolt. Love the spoons.
Ceramic lamp shades Harriet Caslin
Kirsty Elson's charming driftwood worlds.
Imaginative displayed work by Little Burrow designs
Ceramics with history by Laura Lane. (She prints onto her pots photos taken in Cornwall by her great Grandfather.)
Folklore fantastic ceramics by Paul Young
Contemporary cool ceramics by Jill Shaddock
I missed out taking a few photos of other favourites,
Jewellery Clare Kilgour
Loved Jo Davies ceramics
And more ceramics by Brittany Delany
Dove street Pottery
And last but no means least Justine Allison
I LOVE pots and ceramics!