Saturday, 16 May 2015


Our Art Trail last Sunday went quite well, not sure what to expect as this is the first year our town has held it, some people said they couldn't find us although I think they just didn't walk far enough up the road, anyhow we met some nice people and everyone was pleasant.

I sold my first Kumihimo necklace a rather elaborate one with baby blue pearls and garnets all the findings I made in Polymer, it was one of my favourite necklaces as it took me a long time in working out the design and making it was incredibly fiddly, the lady who bought it liked three of my necklaces maybe she will get in touch and buy the other two...!!! She also bought a pair of earrings, I think she was trying to buy something from everyone which was a lovely thing to do.

Here is a picture of the necklace.



The wedding was a colourful affaire, the bride wore a gorgeous purple gown with frilled train and the bridesmaids all wore a similar colour but the style was more subdued very Grecian they had long silky wraps and all looked very pretty. 

The reception was a pleasent affaire there was even a chocolate fountain with marsh mallows and pieces of fruit to dip  plenty to eat, the cakes was quite plain and strangely it was a coffee cake very unusual I thought, anyway all went off well.

I can hardly believe Katherine is married, she went to school with my daughter Lara and the pair used to come home after school on a Monday, Kat had dinner with us then her mother would pick her up after work and take her home, the pair of them would spend hours drawing and listening to music together, oh my! Where does all the time go, below is a photo of the pair at the reception.


Saturday, 9 May 2015


Today is the start of a busy weekend for my daughter and myself. 

Lara's best friend is getting married today, Lara is one of the bridesmaids, the dresses her friend chose for her five bridesmaids are in a lovely soft purple, flowing and rather grecian I think they will all look very elegant. Hoping the weather will be ok the sun is out at present so fingers crossed!

This weekend is also our little towns first Art Trail weekend there are over fourty artists and crafters exhibiting their work, either in the several galleries in the town or in their homes or studios, there will be workshops, live music and poetry. Six gardens to visit and many other attractions, including music, dance, theatre etc, etc. The weekend will I think be interesting, we are participating on Sunday only as Saturday is taken up with the wedding. Between us we are exhibiting paintings, art jewellery, silk scarves, soft sculpture and Lara's book for signing.

I think it will be a very fun and interesting weekend for us and hopefully be the first of many more Art Trails.

Blue Bells, one of my necklaces in the Art Trail created especially for the occasion