Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch   This is my comfort zone - behind my drawing board with pencils in my hand.  (nearly finished this drawing) I am totally out of my comfort zone trying to work out how to best present my work online.  I have some exciting projects coming up that will need my website to be th[...]


Happy New Studio Too

First of all thank you for still being there, it is nice to know.  :) For the new year my biggest challenge was to sort out my studio to give me extra storage and create a space that I wanted to be in.  I had in my mind a big dresser with cupboard space in the bottom and a bookshelf on the top.  When I looked at what was available the cost was pretty prohibitive[...]

The London Trip

It has been a very busy and exciting two days and I am still spinning! Thursday we went to The Houses of Parliament! It was cold and windy and my nose is bright red but it was still very exciting. Once we got right inside we were told not to take photographs but once Andrew Turner, the local MP came to join us there was time for a quick photo call with the[...]

Little Donkey

This is my year to be brave and trying new things is part of that. I met a wonderful artist at the Open Studios Christmas Event, his name is Murray Ince. It was the first time I hadn't him but I spent a wonderful weekend with his infectious enthusiasm and enjoyed watching his pastel paintings grow. To cut a long story short he is doing a series of workshops at Quarr[...]

Brave and Decisive!

Last year I promised myself it would be my most creative year ever and I achieved that comfortably. I enjoyed seeing the improvement in my work and loved that I had return clients who loved their portraits. I had my first solo exhibition at the garlic farm and also had my first gallery enquiry. It was a big year for me and I loved it. This year is about being br[...]

The Sweetcorn Fair

This was a new event for me and one of the nicest I have done so far. We had wonderful neighbours, great visitors and the sun did put in an appearance for a lot of the weekend. I had planned to work on some commissions this weekend but a few things worked against me. 1. It was so cold yesterday morning that I could not feel my fingers so not the best time to wor[...]


A couple of days ago I got a call from a lovely lady who was organising a fete at my local library. She had been let down by some people and asked if I could come along. I was busy working and agreed to help out without asking much about it. I turned up this morning and found it was a church type sale with tombola and cake stand and bric a brac. My perception was th[...]

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