365 days…2016

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may

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june

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july

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Songs for Winter

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1.the staves –  winter trees

2.the walkman- while i shovel the snow

3.gil scott heron – winter in america

4.leonard cohen – famous blue raincoat 

5.joni mitchell – urge for going

6.muddy waters – cold weather blues

7.fleet foxes – white winter hymnal

8.broadcast – winter now

9.belle and sebastian – fox in the snow

10.galaxie 500 – listen the snow is falling

11.bill callahan –winter road

12.elliot smith – angel in the snow

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Christmas Festivity

This Sunday I will be opening my Studio from 2-5pm for last minute presents, mince pies and tipples and the chance to win a print! Come along and say Hi!

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New cards in my shop!

I finished printing these greetings cards on Monday… I thought I would share them with you! They are screen printed on recycled card.They are also now in my shop. Huzzah!

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Under the Same Sky Exhibition

Here are a few pictures from my exhibition at Heart Gallery. Some original paintings have been sold but there are some available as well as giclée prints.

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The exhibition is on until the 6th of November, do visit if you can!

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End of Road Festival

This month began with the End of the Road Festival.It was the first time I had been to this and the first holiday for me in absolutely ages!

Having done a pretty relentless programme of Glastonburys, Readings and V Festivals in my youth, I was intrigued to see how this smaller festival would fare. I was also quite relieved to be going to something more manageable.

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So the trip began with me driving down to Dorset with my good friend Lisa and her other half. I hadn’t driven for ages so  was terrified at the thought. After lots of encouragement from these guys I managed it ..and felt so proud of myself!

The festival was really well organised and there were clean toilets, showers available (not much of a queue for early risers) and tasty food stalls.

The first few days I felt a bit twitchy as I had been working so much for my exhibition, this leisure time was an unknown! So I was relieved that I could do life drawing..

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The surroundings were really beautiful, with a sunken garden and peacocks wandering around.

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There were special touches everywhere, magical decorations, surprise things to do, even a recording studio in the woods.

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Lisa and the balloon bit!

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But the best thing was seeing live bands, this is where I didn’t take many photographs, erm too busy dancing…

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I did take one of Amber Arcades and really enjoyed their set. Other highlights were; Kevin Morby, Basia Bulat, Broken Social Scene,Whitney, Oscar, Field Music, Thee Oh Sees, Bat for Lashes and of course Joanna Newsom!

The best thing was seeing live bands but…there was also a Disco Boat every night!  I had serious withdrawal symptoms from this. The loud and quiet magazine’s dj set might be the best disco I have ever been to.

I would definitely go to this festival again and so I remember for next year here are things that I didn’t take that I wished I had:

  1. A scarf or head band-my hair did not respond well to the rain, dancing and wind.
  2. A selection of hats (see above).
  3. More dressy clothes-I went very practical and wished I had packed a few pretty things especially for the disco boat.
  4. More clothes in general-it rained a lot and it was hard to dry stuff.

Things I took that were a good idea:

  1. Wellies
  2. A waterproof
  3. Blanket
  4. A very warm jumper
  5. Lots of snacks
  6. Dry shampoo.

Here is to the next one!

How was your September?

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Giclée prints!

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All of these lovelies are available at Heart Gallery and in my shop !

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