Every year around about this time I find myself saying “I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone!” Do you do this too?
Well it has flown by and it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas and ARC are joining in. Earlier this week I held a Folk It! workshop and taught the group how to create Christmas baubles using design templates and the dot painting technique. Continue reading Dotty Christmas Baubles
… a week makes!
Hello lovely readers 🙂
I think a quick update is required first. You’ll remember how excited I was last week to announce a new venue for my workshops. Well, it looks like that may not happen now because, according to a social media post, the current owner with whom the arrangement was made, has ‘moved on to new ventures’! That came as a bit of a surprise to be honest, particularly as no direct contact has been made. Anyway, I, intend to see what the new owners think about keeping the arrangement but won’t know until next week so another ‘watch this space’ moment.
On a happier, and even more exciting note, I have shelf space in a local shop, hoorah…
LOTT Bazaar is a community shop for (and I use their own words)
‘talented crafters to rent space to sell their handcrafted goods and paintings’.
How cool is that! Such a brilliant idea and a fabulous way to support individuals who might find it difficult to get wider exposure of their work.
The voluntary team members are also involved in a number of initiatives to bring awareness to the whole area about how many great local trades people we have in what is know as ‘Old Town’, or ‘South Town’, which is often forgotten about by the district and county council when it comes to funding, improvements etc. I live south of the River so I’m really pleased to be part of this in some small way. So folks, there’s not a huge amount on it yet but here is my first lovely shelf which gives me a ‘high street presence’.
LOTT Bazaar also offers space at the rear of the shop for crafters to run small workshops, and this is where my next one will be so don’t forget, if you haven’t booked already it’s on 11th July, 7:00-9:00pm. Come and join me for a fun evening of Folk Art painting.
Have a wonderful Friday and stay safe in this heat 😊 x
I’m very excited to announce a new additional location for my workshops, which means I can now offer weekdays as well as evenings 😁
A huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to the lovely Ruth, who owns and runs the equally lovely Garden Shed Cafe.
Continue reading New Location for Workshops
This is a small selection of some folk art pieces I have completed using one of the Folk It! kits.
The techniques are very easy (they have to be for me!) combining dot-painting with simple brush strokes, and designs which you can mix and add to, to create your own unique designs.
The possibilities are endless and this is one of my favourite crafts at the moment, I can’t wait to learn the more advanced techniques. You can find workshops and kits by following this link: https://www.folkit.co