Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Almost at the end of an interesting year...

Hi all

So as it somehow gets to the end of another year (how does it get faster each time?), I just thought I'd let you know about a couple of new prints and a couple of other things.

Before that, I'd like to thank you again for your support. Each year of being an artist is different from the last, and I can never really predict how things will go, but it has been a really interesting year. Having three exhibitions ('Print!', 'Entering Donkey World' and 'Extracurricular Activities') was something I couldn't have anticipated, but was very proud of. It was great working with Artfelt, Oriel Mostyn and A Month Of Sundays galleries, as well as artist Jonathan Wilkinson on the latter.

I've done a whole load of brilliant fairs (and co-organised one!), and taken part in several new to me too. Heading to Devon with a bunch of other Sheffield makers for the Contemporary Craft Festival was really fun, and the scale of the event really took me by surprise.

Commissions have provided a variety of interesting challenges too, with a number of private ones (landscapes, animals), greeting cards, record sleeves and book covers.

It has been an interesting creative challenge this year making a load of new work, at the largest size that I've ever attempted, with more colours then I've ever attempted, and in a style quite different to that of my 'normal' work (my 'Stone Composition' print series).

Anyway, I'll stop waffling on. Here are a couple of new prints I have recently created:

I've been meaning to create a magpie print for ages and I've finally done it! this is a two-colour linocut, alongside my other corvid prints (Raven, Jackdaw, Rook etc).

You can find it now in my Folksy shop.

I visited Staithes in North Yorkshire earlier this year in the Summer, and absolutely loved the placed. It is such a picturesque village, and as soon as I got there I knew I had to try and make a print! It is again a two-colour linocut print, and you can find it in my Folksy shop.

Don't forget that the recommended final posting date in time for Christmas is 20th December 2018, so bear this in mind if you want to order anything from me in time for 'the day'. Full postal info for the UK and overseas is on the Royal Mail website. I'll be closing my online shops from 21st until 28th December.

Cheerio for now, and have a great festive break!!! x

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