It's been more than a year since I posted some sort of news about anything!!!!
The truth is I was taking a bit of a break from being creative! My MoJo has run away somewhere and I am still trying to entice it back to moi!!!
We are all going through ups and downs and even more so these days with this pandemic right!
So this is just a small hello to say, I'm still here, still creating, still waiting for the Brighton Artist Open House in June 2021 to actually happen!
That would be nice to see fellow artists and visitors again.
Anyway, wishing you to keep well, keep safe and keep positive.
Sometimes, you just have to keep going ....
It is the season for sharing!
So whilst I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, a little bit early maybe, I would also like to share the newly opened Montague art Gallery in Worthing!
The Montague Gallery is showing a wide range of original Art and Craftwork available from 35 artists, including Paintings, Prints, Photography, Sculpture, Glass, Textiles and Jewellery, for 8 weeks – Open from 31st October to 30th December, Wednesday to Sundays, from 10am till 4pm.
I will be there some of the weekends, it would be lovely to see you, so do pop in and support the Just a Card campaign if you can.
NEW DATES FOR Autumn 2018!!!!!
I have currently 3 dates for my Papercutting workshops.
They are filling up quite fast ...
SEPTEMBER: Saturday 8th and Saturday 22nd, (1pm to 4pm)
OCTOBER : Saturday 6th October (1pm to 4pm) (only 1 space left on this day!)
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information about workshops. Looking forward to hear from you!
Looking for Laura!!!!
One of my favourite paper cut design is perfect for music sheets. I always choose a music sheet that not only looks attractive for it's colour and pattern of the music notes but also for it's title.
I cannot read music but if the tittle and the print looks good, I will use it for my paper cuts.
I always look out for names too. To list a few so far, Helen and Stephanie both found lovely owners.
But surprisingly, I have one which sadly is still in my browser: Laura!
The music sheet is a waltz entitled "Laura" from an opera entitled 'The Beggar Student'.
It is a rather gentle lovely waltz, see this link to listen to it! "Laura Walzer from The Beggar Student" #54. Played On Stella 17 1/4 Inches. - YouTube
I have also looked it up and here is a quick show synopsis : Naples, 1840. A rascally Colonel in the Austrian Army of Occupation plans revenge on a girl who has rebuffed him - Laura, one of the two daughters of an impoverished Italian Countess. He releases two young prisoners on condition they masquerade as a wealthy Prince and his secretary. The 'Prince' has to win Laura's hand, and then humiliate her. How the young men fall in love with the two girls and completely turn the tables on the Colonel is splendidly told in this tuneful operetta.
So if you know a Laura who you think would love this hand cut unique paper cut, do get in touch!
I was inspired by my country walks with our dog Daisy to make some wild flowers creations using maps of course and an embossing technique that I recently discovered.
It is fun to do although time consuming. I have chosen corn flowers, poppies and still in the making (so no photos yet), buttercups mainly because these are colours I could easily find in the maps that I use.
I will be taking these to the Newtimber Country & Vintage Fayre later on this month but here is a sneak peak!!!
This year has been another quiet year for me, by choice I must say.
But I could not resist taking part in this lovely Newtimber Country & Vintage Fayre coming up on the 23rd July (10.30am to 4.30pm) to support a dear friend's charity event in aid of The Wellbeing of Women and her Local Church renovation.
I will be holding a stand with a selection of items from prints to original hand cut papercuts at a 20% discount (an added 10% will go in support of both charity of the event.), greeting cards and more.
I look forward to see many of you on the day, do make sure you pop along to my stall.
Expect a day full of fun for adults and children alike with a hog roast, crêpes, archery, jewellery, afternoon tea, home made cards and teddy bears, button dolls, plants, gorgeous clothes and so much more!
- All the family welcome (especially dogs )
- Free parking
- £1 entry fee (children free)
- Adequate footwear recommended - we are in a field!
This is an exciting new event. I will be showing a couple of my artwork paper cuts alongside 60 talented local artists.
This exhibition is open everyday to the public. Please be sure to come and visit The Skyway Gallery situated at the newly developed Shoreham Centre, in Pond Road, Shoreham,
Click on the link below for more details about the adurArtcollective Summer Exhibition adurartcollective.co.uk
Time to freshen up my work and website!
After taking a year off to "refresh myself" I felt like a new website would be the final refreshing touch!!!
So here it is! I am still to upload some previous and new work images, but this takes time as it is quite tricky to capture the true details and beauty of the papercuts and the maps they are cut from.
I am planning to write a little about each artwork I create , like the choice of the map and the inspiration for each piece. So I have a bit of catching up to do!
There are of course some long overdue papercutting workshops coming up. dates to follow soon.
Keep in touch!
A bientôt !
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