Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a new student, starting a distance learning degree through the Open College of Arts, and I am going to blog about what I have learnt and my work. You may be visiting this blog expecting to see work for sale, however I am now concentrating on being a student and loving it! Come and join me for the ride.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Some summery photos

Some of friendly neighbouring cows.

I took these photos whilst walking the dog yesterday, the sunlight was amazing.

These beautiful sweet peas are grown by my neighbour, and they line the pavement. They smell divine.
These photos will soon be available to buy in my folksy shop.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Finding fellow artists and lovely folksy people

This saturday I visited the farmers market in Forres, Moray. I went hoping to find yummy food and to see if I could possibly have a stall there later this year. Alongside the stall selling yummy locally made chocolate (visit http://www.olivetreeofelgin.co.uk/ for more information) I found Carol Capaldi, a fellow folksy seller. She is based in Moray and makes unique jewellery with
polymer clay.

Visit her shop at www.folksy.com/shops/carolscrafts.

I then went to the Nairn Book and Arts festival, a yearly festival over a week that includes art exhibitions, readings, films, and workshops. I spent a few hours wandering around the art exihibitions and saw some fabulous work. There is the opportunity to enter competitions and more information can be found at http://www.nairnfestival.co.uk/

Currently on show at the harbour cafe in Nairn is work by Abigail Yardimci, she paints in a modern, vibrant style. Her work can be seen at http://www.abeeart.com/. Here is one of my favourites.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Home visits

Once again it has been a while since I last blogged. I have been back home, visiting my family in the town of Leek, Staffordshire. I love going home and seeing the hills of the peak district in the distance. While at home I was on the look out for local artists to let you know about, and I picked up a leaflet about the Great Dome Art Fair. It is being held in Buxton on the 24th and 25th June and is organised by Peak district products.

You can find out more information at www.peakdistrictproducts.co.uk It seems like a fantastic event which people can see work from so many talented artists and craftspeople all in one venue. I wish I was home to go to it.

I am currently visiting all the websites f the artists, so watch this space.