Saturday, 16 November 2019

A Love Letter To Cornwall...

Cornwall, here's what I love about you so much...


Your heart-breakingly beautiful cottage garden flowers, bought for pennies at the car-boot.
No fancy bouquets from you, just a generous handful of sheer perfection.



Your delicious fish and chips from Newlyn, queuing behind the fishermen at the chippie.
Followed by the most amazing ice cream from legendary Jelberts.
Any flavour you like...
as long as it's vanilla.



That's what I love the most about you Cornwall,
there's no facade or fakery.
You take it or you leave it.


And it's not just your beauty that inspires me to grab my paint brush, it's your gritty strength, your quirky sense of humour and devil-may-care attitude.


Just be sure to put the jam on before the cream though...

Tuesday, 5 November 2019


Last Saturday we visited the Ropewalk Vintage Fair, which was organised by Miss Pigeon Vintage.
The Ropewalk is such a stunning building and location, with beautiful gallery spaces, a shop, studios, entertainment venue and cafe (phew!)
The building itself is almost a quarter of a mile long and it was the perfect place to host such a brilliant fair.
There were so many stalls and there was a real buzz about the place, loads of folks were dressed up to the nines, there was tea and cake, dancing (and just a spot of shopping!)


Here is Miss Pigeon herself!
Well done chuck for organising such a grand day out!


Here are some of the vintage  delights in Hayley's stall...




And here is Miss Alfie Robot Retro, I do love her quirky stall...





Why o why didn't I buy that Nativity scene?!?


And here is Miss Vintage Beau At Studio 4, there were some seriously stylish pieces for sale, just look at those sunglasses.
(They reminded me of the ones the shoplifter tried to pinch at the record store in 'Pretty In Pink'...is anyone else a 'PIP' geek like me!)


My lass might have made a purchase...



...and maybe another!!!!!
(Like mother like daughter eh!)


It was a ruddy lovely day out and we all toddled off with purchases in tow (yes, even the hubby!)

Monday, 28 October 2019

Hope & Elvis Weekender Workshop Part Two:


I was also lucky enough to be allowed to play another day at the very wonderful Hope & Elvis, so on the Sunday we did it all again!
Yay! Thanks Louise!
(Disclaimer: my phone played up a bit on the Saturday and I didn't take as many photos as I'd liked, so I made up for it on the Sunday....I'd make yourself a brew first, there are a lot of piccies!!!!)

Hope you like the collaged name badges and Mrs B goodie bags!



It always astounds me how everyone interprets the same workshop so differently...



Everyone got cracking and worked so hard all morning...




Cake re-fuelling time!



Thanks Mum for making these Halloween cakes, I love the choco-bat cup cakes!


And the pumpkin patch tray-bake!


So many beautiful drawings...



Louise is not only the hostess with the mostest, but a very talented artist indeed.


And then it was dinner time in the blink of an eye...
Magie is a magician, I am quite an unadventurous eater, (my mates take the Mickey out of me all the time about it!) but not when it comes to Magie's food!
Her food is AMAZING!!!!!!!
Thank you so much Magie.
X



And then it was back to work!
Now we could make the clothes and backgrounds!









It's so exciting to see all the characters emerging...


I just want to say a huge 'thank you chuck' to my mate Sam.
She worked her socks off the whole weekend, and I don't know what I did to deserve a friend like you.
X









Cheeky!!!


(Watch out for Morris the Badger, it's been said that he's a bit of a one with the ladies!!!)







I love how this amazing octopus is developing and I can't wait to see it finished in all its glory.


The waxes, gold leaf and powders came out to play too...



Then we laid out the work to celebrate a great day's creativity...
Just brilliant!
I'm going to let the pictures do the talking...













Well done ladies, you were all ruddy brilliant and thank you all for coming along on the Saturday and the Sunday workshops to play.
X

And I'd like to finish with this brilliant photo of Louise, who noticed a certain passing resemblance to my 'Party Girl' print!

Thank you for everything chuck, you bring us creative souls all together and make magic.
You're ace mc face.
X