Monthly Archives: November 2017

New York here I come!

Ok folks I can finally reveal my big secret wow!!

Flights are now booked…..

I am truly blessed and honoured to be asked by Camerados to go to New York in December to work with an artist over there who is doing an installation project that we will be working on together.
I am truly over the moon and so grateful, this is a dream come true and it all started 2 years ago when I responded to a tweet about being a friend to people in the community.
Remember when I did some free art classes at the library and I mentioned a few weeks ago how I collected my art and lamp as they were closing, thatโ€™s all the same thing.
There is a group of us in Blackpool who are working alongside Camerados to bring friends and purpose, fun and love to the town with a series of events and pop up activities.

So back to New York ๐Ÿ˜ we will be doing an installation on Brooklyn Bridge, I will get to share ideas and art, explore, make connections and spread the joy of Camerados. Plus Iโ€™m determined to get to one of their huge thrift shops!!

Dreams come true people. Believe it ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

www.camerados.org
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  • November 30, 2017
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Show us your plants boho artist decor

I’m a plant lover, I adore them inside and out and I love the #showusyourplants challenge, now I’ve moved them from all around the house I want the living room to be like this all the time, a jungle oasis of plant energy ๐ŸŒฟ

plantlove

Fitting everything in this past month has been tiring, I am at uni full time and still running my art biz, having lovely days out and finally going on holiday to Norway, first time I have ever been on a plane and been abroad, it was so exciting and what a magical and very clean place Norway is. I have been exploring different techniques at uni and not had very much chance to create my own pieces, I am super aware that Christmas is looming soon and I have a couple of events I am having a stall at, so I need to get making quickly!

Most of the work I have already is now on display for sale in a lovely centre of serenity, a studio which has crystal healing, yoga, meditation etc not too far from where I live.

 

I can’t believe it’s November already! seriously this year has gone super fast, some great things from October are:

When the Asda delivery arrivedย  he said to me “ohh are the flowers for someone special?” I said “yes,me I’m treating myself”, he looked confused and said “isn’t that someone else’s job?” So I smiled and said “if I don’t treat myself, how will I know how to treat others?”
That’s not the response he was expecting!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ my beautiful flowers, ยฃ2 to give me joy for the next week or so ๐Ÿ’—because I’m worth it and so are you!

flowers

 

My lamp came home, I loaned it to a charity who had a cafe in the local library along with some paintings and now it’s closed I got to bring them home again. I forgot how I love it when it’s lit up, it took me hours to make and I remember my arms aching with holding them up to tie the fabric. I’m not quite sure where to put it, but for now it can stay in the dining room.
lamp
We had lots of days where my beautiful studio was sunny and warm, I spent a lot of days packaging parcels, painting backgrounds andย  enjoying this beautiful room ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
I am so grateful for this space.
window
I did a quick watercolour illustration
I love this quote,
the word impossible actually means I’m possible, and everything you can see around you that is man made started with imagination, everything began with a dream
watercolour-imagination
This day was a red tights and yellow shoes kind of day. These summery autumn days are just warm enough to wear no coat and to get the tights back out, I love the weather, such a blessing to have an Indian summer in October.
yellow-shoes
Let’s hope November is just as lovely x