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Time flies…

15 Sep 2014 / in September 2014

So… summer swept by in a blur of guests, Scottish holidays, and small children. And now comes the time of reckoning. I have a show next weekend and am starting to panic. Do I have enough stock? How much is enough? Will people come? Will they like what they see? Will there be enough to […]

Fat cats

27 Mar 2014 / in Spring 2014

I’m into making fat cats. Could this be something to do with our own, live, specimens I wonder? Note tiny amount of space left on table… Note how tolerant we are of tiny amount of space left. Ho hum.

Blur

04 Feb 2014 / in Winter 2013

The last couple of months have passed in a blur… of family, friends, Christmas, kids, snow… and I’ve spent precious little time in my studio. Not that I regret it. Family is heap big fun! I did make time however to finish a little whippet for my old and very dear friend Sabine. Sabine and […]

Delightful Dinard

30 Oct 2013 / in Autumn 2013

Well…what to say? My show went well, the venue (18th Century anglican church) was beautiful, the sun shone, the people, if not flocked, certainly flowed, funds were raised and the nightlife was lively. If you’ve never been to Dinard: go! It’s really pretty, loads of charm, on the sea, packed with little art galleries and […]

To Brittany we will go…

01 Oct 2013 / in September 2013

My next show looms: I’ll be installing my critters inside St Bartholomew, the anglican church of Dinard (Brittany), for showing on Saturday 5 October (10h to 18h), during the week-long British Film Festival. Come and join us if you’re in the area. The vernissage is Friday evening, 18h to 20h. I’m hoping to raise funds for […]

Bear with me…

20 Aug 2013 / in Summer 2013

Some of my best friends are bears. Or at least one is. (You know who you are, babe.) So I’ve just finished making a big burly beast of a bear. I’m not yet sure whether he’s (she’s?) a polar or a brown. Time (and glaze) will tell. S/he’s drying slowly in my studio.  It was […]

Rye report

18 Jun 2013 / in spring 2013

My daughter has FINALLY sent me the photos she took at my last show, just outside Rye, on 13 April. I exhibited chez close pals Patricia & John, alongside lovely-and-talented painter Hollie Garrett, and considering that it all took place in the worst weather known to man (torrential rain, bitter cold, mud up to your […]

Iris and me

31 May 2013 / in spring 2013

As it was a nice day on Tuesday, I drove up to the Château de Vullierens to see the irises. I last went with Nikki B, some 20 or so years ago. Sadly though, as it’s been the coldest-May-since-records-began, few of the irises were in flower this time… We had lunch outside…and then it started […]

Day-trips with Cal-Margaret

27 May 2013 / in spring 2013

California-Margaret has been to stay. It’s almost exactly nine years since we last saw her… when this glamorous photo was taken.  Note sunshine. This time, the weather was appalling throughout, except for the day she arrived…but we soldiered on in the spirit of Dunkerque, taking in the sights and fine foods of Annecy… and Chanaz… […]

Next stop: Rye

04 Apr 2013 / in events

Just survived a hectic few weeks of visitors (friends and family and friends of family), serious bouts of chickenpox for the little ones, and the construction of a new conservatory (the previous one collapsed under the weight of this winter’s snow), which has laid waste to my garden. Ugh. I’m now busy preparing for my […]