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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. Too late... you missed it!! If you've never been to Dinard: go! It's really pretty, loads of charm, on the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
My daughter has FINALLY sent me the photos she took at my last show, just outside Rye, on 13 April. My favourite art collector 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, [...]
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... kaleidoscope iris We had lunch [...]
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. California glamour girl 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 [...]
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 [...]