things have been a little quiet here- but very busy behind the scenes. Last year we bought our first house and, although we have not had structural work done, everything has needed updating. The house was rented, and run into the ground.
Most of the rooms have been dramatically improved by a clean, new carpet, and a lick of paint. But the kitchen was another matter. It was a real bodge job, and uncared for. Bad tiling, bad paint job, bodged cupboards and a washing machine and dishwasher stacked on top of each other.
I’m a real scrimper, will DIY when I can, but the kitchen was all done by Homebase, and I don’t regret a thing!
Cupboards: Chancery gloss white
Tiles: White subway gloss
Counter: light bamboo laminate
Our experience was on the whole positive.
I am excited (and a bit scared!) to celebrate my first solo exhibition, hosted by the great people at Dot to Dot gallery in Letchworth. The exhibition is a mish-mash, a hodge-podge, a jambalaya of my favourite work- hence the name alphabet soup!
I even had loadsa fun hanging the show, with the help of Pete and Frances. A private view (and my birthday celebration) will be on 10th April, and everyone is invited 😉
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Ketija at Animal Studio and Gallery orchestrated Women On Women- an exhibition by women, on the subject of women! Ketija kindly invited me alongside artists Charlotte Tenneson, Keely Freeman, Sarah Orchard, Jessica Omitola and Jean Hollywood. A broad mixture of disciplines sparked conversation, from painting to illustration to nail art.
A portion of profits were donated to Butterfly House, a women’s refuge in Bedford, alongside generous donations at the private view. Time and skills were also donated by the likes of photographer Christian Webb and filmmakers FPS Media.
I was inspired by the kick-ass words by women, and created typographical prints celebrating them.
FPS Media created this snazzy video summing up what we got up to..
Last month we were lucky enough to go for a fun evening photoshoot at Southbank with dear Clemmy. I have ongoing work with him which I have blogged about here, is based in the South East of England and photographed our wedding in 2011.
It was a great oppourtunity to catch up, have fun posing and let Clem experiment on us, resulting in some great photos, which suited our personalities perfectly. He even got a sneaky ‘kiss’ pic, which normally makes me cringe, but I absolutely love his version!
He offers all sorts of photo packages, to suit all tastes, which I think he has demonstrated so well with our fab photos. Clemmy also has a Mother’s Day deal and a brill competition to celebrate!
A little change from the norm with these digitally ‘watercoloured’ plant samples. a little secret for a friend’s upcoming wedding!
I used several brushes from the beautiful selection at Creative Market, creating shapes, depth and shading.
how did i not see that folksy are now able to create coupon codes?!
to celebrate, i’m offering 20% off in my shop during february with coupon HAPPY20.
art school disco have teamed up with the bedford clanger! we each created an image in reaction to the clanger’s theme this month.
mine was lucky to be featured this month. 🙂