Hampstead Affordable Arts Fair 2013

12 Jun

Cripes! It feels like it’s all go with exhibitions and art fairs at the mo and I’ve been very busy beavering away with some new entomology pieces…

For all you London types, I will be showing this weekend at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair which is on from the 13th-16th June. There will be 113 galleries showing this year, so it’s a big’un and there will be oodles of art there to see priced between £40-£4,000.

More info on the show can be found here.

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Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

8 Jun

I took a trip over to Oxford this week to deliver some Paper Entomology pieces over to the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Summertown.
I have shown some work with Sarah before back in 2011 and it is great to be back! There were some lovely pieces up on the walls when I had a look round  including some new work from Bristol based artists Dan Parry Jones:
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and Carol Peace:
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and this was my favourite piece by London artist Fletcher Prentice:
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My work will be up in the gallery over the next couple of months. You can find out all you need to know here.

The Lyndhurst Gallery

23 May

Cripes it feels good to be back at work after maternity leave. Don’t get me wrong, I love being with my girls, but there’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of actually getting stuff done!

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This week I have been off down in the amazingly beautiful New Forest (which has to be one of my absolute favourite places in the world), dropping off some artwork at the Lyndhurst Gallery. I haven’t shown work with them before, so it is lovely to have some new people to work with.
Do pop in and have a look if you find yourself in that neck of the woods (ARF! I know, I am hilarious!), it is well work a visit. My work shoudl be up for the next couple of months and more info on the gallery can be found at www.lyndhurstgallery.co.uk.

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20/21 International Art Fair 2013

7 May

Just a quickie to say that I will be showing work this weekend at the 20/21 International Art Fair being held at the Royal College of Art in London. The show is on from the 9th to the 12th of May and further details on the show can be found here.

Ciao for now!

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Bristol Affordable Arts Fair 2013

24 Apr

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YAY! It’s the Bristol Affordable Arts Fair this weekend. Being in my home town, this if one of the rare occasions that there is a show with my work in it that I can actually go to.
The private view starts tomorrow night between 7-9pm and then the show starts officially from Friday 26th April – Sunday 28th at the Passenger Shed by Bristol Temple Meads.

All the info you need for the weekend including directions and info about events for kids can be found here.
Maybe see you there… 🙂

Build a Tractor

6 Apr

Here’s a Build Your Own Tractor bath set that I designed for Meadow Kids. The tractor is made out of 7 pieces that can be slotted together and all the pieces in the kit are all made out of EVA foam, so they float on water and stick to the sides of the bath or bathroom tiles.

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This is one of a few bath sets I have designed for Meadow Kids – more pics to follow. For stockists you can check out http://www.marbeltoys.co.uk/

Covet & Collect

5 Apr

I grew up in the South of England in a village called Hamble-Le-Rice. It’s only a small place really, but it is very pretty and there are a notably disproportionate number of fine drinking establishments (hurrah!).
Being by the sea, a lot of the people who live there have links to boats and yachting. All be it lovely and very quaint, if you are not of the deck shoe and oilskin persuasion, this is no style mecca…

UNTIL that is, the arrival of Covet & Collect – undoubtably the best thing to happen to Hambolian retail since probably ever! This lovely new shop that opened last October, specialises in interiors, antiques, gifts & fresh flowers. It is a little bit like walking into a real life Pinterest board of marvellous things – JOY!

The shop is run by Carly and Janet who have very kindly agreed to show some of my Entomology artwork. I am chuffed to bits as it looks so great in there and it is so different to see it in this context instead of up on a stark gallery wall. We are hoping to stock some of my Entomology cards in there soon too – yay!

Be sure to pop into the shop to have a look if you are in the area as it is well worth a visit. They can be found at 3, The Square, Hamble-Le-Rice SO31 4LS
Carly can also be found on her brilliant blog here.

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Affordable Art Fair New York 2013

3 Apr

Look out! – I’ve got work up all this weekend at the Affordable Art Fair in New Yoik….

The show runs from the 3rd-7th April at the Metropolitan Pavilion. More info and all the gumpf you could possibly need to know can be found here.

Brills!

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Felt baby name book for Dylan

22 Mar

I have made a felt name book for each of my nieces and nephews for their first birthdays. Here are some pics of the book I made for my nephew, Dylan who turned one this month…

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You can check out my other baby name books here.

Note to my brothers and sisters: please, no more nieces and nephews – well just ones with short names if you must. Also can you please make sure that their birthdays are not near my kids’ birthdays or Christmas or any other particularly busy times of year. Many thanks x

Bumps ‘n’ Babies HypnoBirthing

18 Mar

Now I’m not one to harp on about how amazing and empowering birth is (much), but having had two of pretty much the best birth experiences I have ever even heard of myself, this is a subject that is close to my heart…

I recently had the opportunity to do some branding work for a friend of mine who has started a new business doing HypnoBirthing. It was a lovely project to work on as she is such a good friend and it was one of the rare occasions when I get to design something that is exactly for people like me!

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I did a full branding job including cards, leaflets, banners, t-shirts and two websites. The websites are both made in WordPress, but this is the first time I have done anything like that beyond writing this blog. One of the sites is for the business itself and the other is a site exclusively for positive birth stories.

You can see the full site here and the birth story site here – and for the love of all things good, if you are pregnant, take a hold of yourself and go and read some positive birth stories – there really is nothing better!!

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