Thursday, 26 October 2017

2018 diary getting messy already

I've always loved the excitement of starting a new notebook or diary but this time my shiny new 2018 diary is already looking rather worn and tatty as lots of stuff planned for next year

As some of you may know about 14 years ago I ran a Saturday Art Club for children and I loved it. Some of the girls now have their own children, have grown into beautiful young women and some still wave as they pass me in their cars as they go off to work. My own daughter has gone on to qualify as a Montessori Teacher now working in London.

I love working with kids as I’m still one at heart and enjoy being around them.  Whilst my kids were at pre-school and then primary I was employed by Notts County Council as a Pre-School Playgroup Worker and then Derbyshire County Council as Playground Supervisor and After School Club Assistant at Lea Primary School.  Happy days indeed.

 So I’m really excited that for 2018 I will be running an art club for children and families during the school holidays  Places will be limited so I am letting you know so you can express an interest

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Also as part of Purple and Grey's 2018 Art Workshop Programme I will be running three workshops which also include light lunch.  The full programme to go on the website soon

2018 events and exhibitions planned too as well as our regular Art Group which is open to all and no need to book.

So another busy year planned.  Thank you for your continued support.  Really appreciated thank you.

I am now taking bookings for both Painting Workshops and Hippity Hop's Holiday Art Club as places are limited so please email me if you are interested 

Look forward to seeing some of you soon

Take care

Love Karina x

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Autumn News

Since my last Blog our Cornwall holiday at the beginning of September seems a long while ago.  So much has happened and been planned since then and I've got lot's to tell you.  I promise to keep it as short as possible and not to rabbit on!

Diary Date (notice I haven't mentioned the "c" word)

I have redesigned my website adding some new features and products.. here are just a few changes

We snuck in a weekend away in Freddy too as Autumn is my favourite season and some days the sun is still powerful.  Bruno is loving his adventures in Freddy and here he is checking we've put his food in!


some more changes to my website

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NEW FOR 2018!

some exciting new for children and families during school half terms....sign up to Hippity's newsletter to hear of the dates first  

These will be held at Tansley Village Hall near Matlock where I hold our Derbyshire Art Group 

This week I had a great day at an International Big Draw Event which Purple and Grey had organised and held at Creswell Crags near Worksop... a lovely site full of history and artists all dotted around sketching!  A great place to walk round the lake and Bruno loves it


I've also been working on our Purple and Grey 2018 Programme with even more dates for Art Groups, new Workshops and some fab Networking events.  Sign up to Purple and Grey newsletter

It's been a busy few weeks admin wise but I have managed a few days in the studio and have just finished my Christmas Card commission for a local business... can't show as yet for obvious reasons

anyway, there's still more cracking off but that is enough for now I reckon.  

hope to catch up with you soon

Love Karina
and Bruno of course xxx