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Wednesday, 21 November 2012


I haven't posted on here for ages, and apologies for my bad grammar but I'm tired, and off to bed very soon. I just seem to have been so busy for a few months and now it's a little more manageable, but I don't seem to be able to manage my time too well. I need lots of work to work efficiently! So what has been going on? I held my own exhibition at the Salthouse in St Ives and it went really well. I held a private view which lots of people came to, which was lovely. Lots of other people popped in during the week and although I didn't sell anything, I swapped two pieces and had a lot of interest from some really interesting people and loved chatting to people about the work. Debbie at the Plumbline and Orchard gallery in St Ives, chose 5 of the best pieces which will be on permanent exhibition there, until they sell and I can replenish. The rest are in Truro Arts in the Arts Cafe until the 3rd Dec.

I recently had some photos taken by my very talented and lovely artist / photographer friend Emma Griffin.
.....and then there was a proposal... my boyfriend asked me to marry him, so we are to be married next year! All very exciting, and I can't wait! or quite believe it! 

So my next move is to move house in January, to the South side! Where I will have a small studio that my boyfriend is insulating and making cosy for me. It's small but I will be painting in there, which I'm really looking forward to. Getting back into work and getting some new work on the go. I have to do some work to put into Bucca in Newlyn, with Sam Bassett, Jesse Leroy Smith and Henry Garfitt, which is really exciting. So a few things on, and a small count down to Christmas with some published work, some personal work and a commission or two, and lots of wedding planning! Back with more sometime soon (and hopefully news of new work very soon!).

I made a book and some cards
my working sketchbooks were out for people to look through

look who came to visit! Bobo chilling out!

My Mum and Dad came early to deliver Mum's homemade biscuits! They were rather popular!

Plumbline and Orchard Gallery, St Ives...photos of my work there, coming soon
I got my friend Emma Griffin to do me some pics of Bobo and I. Lovely pics.
love this shot!
Me and the boy I am to be wedded to.