Monday, 22 July 2013

Cowslip summer fair pics

We had a great day at the Cowslip summer fair on saturday. It was a really sunny day thanks to the heat wave we are currently in and I got a free gander at the great british bake off demo being filmed there. Not a great one for takings although loads of people asked if I took card (might have to look into this, Pant's, really don't want to pay out for a machine though). I think if I had one sales would have been good or if cheques were still being used. I also met some really great people and possible new ventures could spring from this fair, great for networking. Anyway enough random business thinkings and here are a few more pics.
And here is our "Fox and Finch" collaberation with dotty Bird and Sue Newell(Dotty bird being one of my fox and finch girls,the other missing person was Sue Newell who sadly couldn't make it) Dotty bird was sporting her fab mad hatter hair piece and I had my swan contribution.
Just need to Say a Thankyou to John Goodchild ( the rag rug guy ) he kindly gave me some of his cheese buiscuits. I left my lunch in the fridge at home so his buiscuits saved me from dying of starvation along with Dotty Birds tangerine. I survived....yeah.... Thanks Guys.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A few more bird folk and the Flat loads

I finished a few more bird folk designs this week for the shops and summer fair onslaught this year. My next stand/fair will be Cowslip workshops summer fair/openday (Launceston,Cornwall)on 20th july so pop along and say hello if you can. I spent the sunny weekend down on the beach. I have to say that when the sun shines down in Cornwall I dont think I would want to be anywhere else in the world.
I love were I live and with the wild flowers spilling out the hedgerows and the blue sky You can see why painters and artists alike base themselves down here. I visited Flat Load which is just outside Redruth and took 195 photos on the camera.....even that is excessive for me.......the norm is about 50 a trip out ( which is still accessive I admit it ) Flat load is field after field of wild flower meadow with old mine chimneys and victorian workhouse buildings slowly being consumed by time back into the ground. I wont bore you with too many of the photos but here are a few of the best ones. mmmmmmmm.........I feel a painting coming on. I think that new canves will be Flat Load inspired now not Bird folk led.........MMMMMM....we'll see it will probably sit there a few more weeks-months before I touch it. anyway.......back to the flat load pics.
Wow, sorry about that. Got carried away, I could see myself putting all 195 photos up, yawn yawn....sorry. Well as you can see its very beautyful and worth a vist if you need a little inspiration, great for mini beast/bug hunting too with the kids. well I hope I haven't sent you to sleep with this post it is quite a long one. Take care and enjoy the sun x

Thursday, 4 July 2013

facebook and pintrest obsession ahhhh help

Since my very talented friend Dotty Bird started me off on facebook I have become a total nerd. It is sooooooo addictive. and pinterest has become even more of an addiction. ahhhhhhhh......must get help. Although its good to be a bit computer savey I have been a bit antisocial to say the least in the evenings. Should be sewing and chatting not stuck on the computer. Merryn will be off to big school in september ( boo hoo ) I shall miss her cheery chatter in the day but lets hope I use my new found freedom more productivly than my evenings. I have also ( inbetween school runs and toddler entertaining ) been having a go at some art. I have always been quite handy with paint and canvas so thought my drawing skills should have a moments light in my sewing crafting world. Its been quite refreshing painting again and although its only small sketches of birds at the mo I have purchased a new canvas in hope that i spill onto that at some point.
well toodle loo for now I shall get back to my radio and tea and paint and mess. Hope you have a sunny weekend x