Open Studios..previews

In a weeks’ time Hebden Bridge Open Studios will begin.This is when the public get to see all those creative spaces and the beautiful work that is made in them.

I will be opening my studio along with the super talented Hannah Nunn.

To celebrate and to give a sneaky peak of what will be in my studio I am going to feature a piece of artwork each day on my blog.

So without further ado, first up are lots of handprinted cards…

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I have been thinking about the colour palette of each of these cards; I wanted them to have their own identity in their ranges but still have some running thread.I have already made prints to sit along side the Kingfishers and I am particularly excited about making the hummingbirds into prints. I used metallic green ink for these-it made me very happy to see how it shined against the matt grey recycled card (it is the small things)!

Hold on to your seats for the next instalment…

 

Open Studios, Hebden Bridge

Last weekend I opened my studio to the public as part of Hebden Bridge Open Studios. I share a studio with the super talented Hannah Nunn and the magical  Sarah Mason Photography.

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I had screen prints, notebooks, cushions and cards for sale.Some of these are now available in my shop. I also exhibited a few paintings…

gibsonmill largeI had just finished this painting of Gibson Mill the day before-phew! I am currently painting a range of local Hebden Bridge scenes,which is something I have wanted to do for ages. I hope to have giclee prints and greetings cards available too-I will keep you posted!

Back to the studios, my wedding stationery and bunting brightened my shelves up!

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openstudio3It was sunny in my studio, I am very lucky to have lots of windows!

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Hannah had all her new fabrics on display, these are available in her shop.

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Hannah’s lovely lamps.

It was nice to meet lots of visitors and get feedback on my artwork. It motivated me to do a good tidy up in my studio too!