My weekend in a nutshell …

Well .. I went to a lovely private view / Q&A session at The Green Man Gallery last night … Unfortunately, I missed the submission deadline, but some of my friends had some gorgeous artwork in the show.


After a mooch about and a glass of wine, we had a bit of a talk about the Buxton Spa Prize ( link below) … Now the thought of being given a subject to paint (not of your choosing) and being judged in an art competition puts the fear of god into me, but after hearing a little more about the event and it’s exhibition, I am considering taking the plunge and entering. I very much doubt I’ll be winning any prizes, but the open night is, so I am told, PACKED with prospective buyers … so …. watch this space !


Yesterday, I also took delivery of my first small batch of printed greeting cards … exciting !


And to finish off my weekend, my son came to visit and took me for a spin in his new car … with the roof down … weeee !!

It was lovely and sunny and lots of fun. We took a short drive up to Mermaid Pool … the views were glorious !!!



Hope you had a lovely weekend, what ever you got up to

Another Exhibition !

Christmas is fast approaching ! I haven’t even thought about making a start on the shopping yet, though … I should really pull my finger out !

Anyway … I promised to mention another exhibition to you.


This year’s address is : 67 Albert Terrace, Wolstanton, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 6AY

Exhibition : Home is a fantastic annual show. I love the concept of it. Each year, somebody turns their whole house over to the exhibition an it becomes a gallery ! The ambience and atmosphere are just perfect for some relaxed gift buying. There is always something different to be found. From beautiful glass work, to delicate ceramics or original artwork, there is something for everybody.


Stag Teatowel by  Lauren Van Helmond


Beautiful porcelain tea lights by Perry Walmsley-Pitts


I am also feeling honoured to have been invited to exhibit a few paintings, including this one (above)

The exhibition runs from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of December …. the address is further up this post, just below the banner image.

All are welcome … bring heavy purses 😉 !

Happy Shopping x