It is this time of year, end of summer, or winter depending on where you are... Open Studios is upon us! Of course this year it is a bit different... Visits are only by appointment to avoid too many people colliding in the studio, there is a bottle of very nicely scented lavender sanitiser at… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2020- Special offers in my shop
Hello everyone, Nothing like a heatwave to motivate me to revamp my Etsy shop. The sky is so blue it hurts the eyes, the birds are snoozing in the Magnolia grandiflora, and a cloud of butterflies is grudgingly but always elegantly sharing the Lavenders with the buff-tailed bumblebees. I am sun-soaked, full of beans and… Continue reading Etsy shop – Revamped
I have missed West Dean so much... I can't tell you how excited I am to get back to my teaching studio up the stairs above the craft shop. There will be only 8 students instead of the usual 12 so we can stay away from each other, but there will be some painting and… Continue reading West Dean is back, baby!
I was becoming concerned about the amount of single-use face masks being discarded all over the world, so I decided to have my own washable version printed. I am giving 10% of profits to Friends of the Earth to help them clear the mess left by tons of disposable masks. I suspect that not many… Continue reading Re-usable washable botanical face masks in my Etsy shop
Hello everyone, The storm is battering the roses outside my studio window and the thunder is crashing so hard and loud that the house is shaking. This seems dramatic enough a background to announce my new book! Negotiations and presentations have been going on behind the scenes for quite a while but yesterday I received… Continue reading New book coming up!