Friday, 30 April 2010

My new range of Studio 61 Textiles

Inspired by my seaside paintings I am pleased to introduce a new range of gorgeous cushions all with my work on which have been lovingly made exclusively for Studio 61 by HWR Designs in Derbyshire.

We are currently working on a range from the Home Sweet Home Collection... all reds, spots, stripes, gingham etc and these will be coming soon.
These are only available at Studio 61....

Each one is unique, all different styles with no two the same and since the launch there are only 4 cushions left.......

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Where's the Sun

The Sun has disappeared today and it's raining. Getting my fix of Sun and blue skies by looking at my photos from Cornwall.

Taken last year at Minnack Theatre.. we went back one evening to watch a Comedy and got put in the "birds nest". Its the little stone balcony..look above the man in blue on the stage go three steps up. My daughter was soooo embarrassed. Had a flashback to The Muppets.. remember the two grumpy old men
Can't wait til CORNWALL this year

Monday, 26 April 2010

Arriving soon

The courtyard is a lovely sunny spot and will soon be filled with tubs, flowers and hanging baskets all for sale and lovingly grown on a farm on The Chatsworth Estate.

I now sell their gorgeous aromatic gifts such as Dream Pillows filled with lavender, pot pouri jars filled with rose petals and topped with vintage material........... with more stock arriving.
I love them. Not only are they produced in Derbyshire but with prices starting at £4.95 they make great unusual gifts not available on the high street.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Vintage & British Window Display

The new window display has gone down well with my customers today.

Quite apt as Ive realised its St Georges Day.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

All Change ...all this in one day!

I've put up a new exhibition today by Keith Wright - Photographic Artist. Keith's photographs have a dreamlike quality due to a technique he has used.. not done in photoshop either. These images are inspired by his childhood memories of Woollaton Park in Nottingham. Please pop in and have a look if you can.

Also loved doing the new window display... gone all Vintage and British..... Dame Vera Lyn would love it.. me ready for St Georges Day.

New sign gone up on the main new Room Fragrances arrived..........lots of gorgeous designer preowned handbags brought in... GUESS & KIPLING plus a RADLEY......

Phew................ it's been a busy one but all good fun

Oh and forgot to vintage furniture bought yesterday fits a treat .....ready for delivery of more smellies tomorrow!!!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

New Designer

One of my new designers is the lovely Lorraine from Glass Art. As well as smaller items ie rings and hangings one of her large design pieces is this stunning glass curve.... all blues and gorgeous.

I have lots of other new designers in board......all great work... hand made of course...... will be blogging about them soon.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

All Quiet on the Western Front

A funny day today....... hardly any cars going by just lots of walkers popping in....but a quiet day has given me time to catch up with emails and ordering new paints for my ceramics.

Also got more goodies being made for me by my mate Elaine......a lovely new range of Room Fragrances........... again "my paintings inspired fragrances" like the rest of my range....... this month Gone for A Dip seems to be selling best...... lovely & subtle Lavender & Bergomot and 100% natural.

Friday, 9 April 2010

New Products

Word is out that I have reopened and am now in- undated with enquiries from artists and designers.

One appointment today was with a lovely lady from Minxenamels who hand makes dichroic glass and guess what.. she loves VWs and has a T25 who is even older than Stan (he's my T4 VW campervan.. come on keep up!!!)

I now have some of her lovely glass jewellery and some funky VW and hearts glass coasters. Also been talking about getting my paintings of the buses (VW talk) onto her glass........... exciting eh!!!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Guest Artist

I've put a new exhibition up today..... by Mark Crowfoot. Large Oils on Canvas. Very bold & dramatic. On until 17 April. He specialises in portraits.

Been a lovely day with lots of locals popping in for a machine working a treat.

Loving the late Sun in the studio.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Day Off

Having my first day off in what seems like playing with my new laptop. Reflecting on the busy opening weekend....... so good to catch up with family, friends and customers.

Loads of photos were taken by friend & Guest Artist Janice but this is one I took of The Kiln Room.... my Bath, Body & Boudoir Range and HeART Ceramics suit this room well and it smells lovely.

Will be uploading lots of opening pictures onto my website once Ive mastered this Windows 7 thing.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Officially Open!!!

Well it's been a mad few days but Studio 61 is now officially open. I had a thoroughly enjoyable Reopening Day with lots of familiar faces and a visit from friend and famous artist Peter Smith (& lovely wife Jayne) ....& he put me on his blog!! Very pleased to see them both and that he took time out of his busy schedule/UK Tour to call in. check out his website

The studio looks great and in today's sunshine it was gleaming.

Great to see my customers again, one couple bought another original today, their third painting of mine and they loved the place.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Only One More Sleeps

Yes only one more sleeeps til I reopen my new studio. Had another long day and its looking good.... still got lots of plans for it but for now it is fine... am sure you will all love it... it got the thumbs up from R & D the gardeners... you will see their fine work if you visit...they got all "arty"towards the end and results are ace.

See you tomorrow folks!!!!