Thursday 3 April 2014

The Return

THESE FEET, shod in second hand boots from New Zealand, are once more reunited with beloved Dartmoor soil from which, unaccountably, primroses spring! It is strange and lovely to be home. Our seasons and bodyclocks are all upside-down, and I have a bagful of experiences to unpack still. The journey was incredible, and I have much to tell you. Those tales will come in time. But for now, these feet have taken me back into my working life, and my studio beyond the trapdoor.

My shop is having a long overdue overhaul. All the prints are HALF PRICE for a limited time, so I encourage you to zoom over there and help me spring clean my shelves to make way for new works and prints of a different ilk. Many of these designs will be available here for the last time, so grab them while you can!

I am back in my studio, which has warmth at long last (something we have not been short of these past months in Pacific Summer but, thus spoilt, are now craving even more!) Projects varied and exciting are bubbling away in that kettle. I am returned remade by travel in distant lands, with renewed energy for creating.
More soon. For now, a few words about some things I'm up to over the springing months:

April 18th - Spring Artisan Fayre - Chagford, Devon - 10am - 4.30pm  

I will have a stall of wares here alongside my fellow wonderful artisans Danielle Barlow, Lunar Hine, Virginia Lee, Miriam Boy-HackneyAngharad Barlow, Damien Hackney, Diana Dench, Sonny Parsons and Sharif Adams - there'll be woodcraft, herbcraft, stitchcraft, paintcraft, metalcraft and, of course, tea.
May 17th & 18th - Weird & Wonderful Wood - Wetherden, Suffolk 

I will be proffering wares in my fire-warmed tent as usual this year. Do come along to sample the many wondrous wooden wonders of my favourite fayre of the year.

May 23rd - 25th - Ocmundtune Creative Arts - Okehampton, Devon

This arts weekend boasts many creative delights not to be missed, including a Storytelling of Gypsy Traveller Tales from Eastern Europe by Tom and me on the Saturday, and an all-weekend Art Exhibition where some of my pieces will be on display alongside other (quite incredible) painters from the South West.