Monday, 21 March 2011

Back to reality..

I've recently returned from a lovely 10 day break in Tenerife, and after unpacking, washing, food shopping etc, it's now back to reality. Craft Fair preparations are ongoing, including arranging a tombola stall, distributing posters, contacting more of the local media, trying to get more prizes for the competitions - my powers of persuasion are really being put to the test now!

However, I just wanted to share some samples of my holiday with you - I've just uploaded 186 photos to my PC, but you'll be pleased to know that I will only be showing you a small selection for now! I tend to take far more photos that I need, as I can't help but view everything as a potential subject for a future painting!

Holidays are great, and I really  enjoy them no matter how short or wherever I go, but it's always nice to be back home. Our cats are always looked after by our neighbour, who comes in twice daily to feed them and generally make a fuss over them, yet it's nice that they seem pleased to see us on our return - well, at least one of them is!
Isn't this tree so much like a hand?

This sign was on the wall leading to our room  - it made us laugh every time we walked past it!

Just a shopping centre, but I loved the decor and style so much!

Beautiful leaves of a palm tree in the evening.

Orca at Loro Parque being treated after a performance. Beautiful creatures.

Typical palm tree against a perfect blue sky.

I loved this display of the Bird of Paradise plants in the foyer of our hotel.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

SOLD - Textured Heart Trinket Box

I'm pleased to announce that another one of my little wooden trinket boxes has recently been sold and in the morning will be posted to its new owner. This time, the sale was through the Affordable British Art website, where I've been selling work for approximately 4 years now.

Textured Heart

I may have to get my skates on to make sure I have enough stock now for the Craft Fair!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Countdown to Craft Fair

In just over 4 weeks I will be taking part in the Spring Craft Fair that I have been planning on behalf of Bilton Amateur Dramatic Society. I have been contacting  the local media and on-line events based web-sites in order to promote the event as much as possible in the run up. Eventful have enabled me to use a widget from the entry I added to their web-site in order to countdown the days until the actual event, which is quite handy!

I will be writing more about the Craft Fair as the weeks go by, and post any updates on here regularly. Thanks to Andrea Farmer for posting it on her blog already - she will be selling some of her ethereal landscape paintings and wearable art via me on the two days!

If you know anyone who lives in the East Yorkshire area and is looking to buy or browse some original pieces of art in many forms, please share this blog post with them or use the poster to advertise!