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Art in The Pen Launch Today

I am so pleased to announce that today is the start of Art In the Pen Online, a wonderful event which would normally take place at Thirsk Auction Mart, filled with fantastic Artists and Artisan Makers. I’m so pleased that it is still taking place online.

Please Do visit my Spotlight Page which will be live from now until the end of August and read about the wonderful event. You can buy beautiful, nature inspired art online without leaving your home.

SPECIAL OFFER!! I have a fantastic offer on for you which is 20% off all Original Artwork and Giclée Prints, including canvas prints- so just perfect for deciding what special piece you might like like for your walls over the coming weeks! Simply enter the code ARTINTHEPEN20 at the checkout for the saving to be applied up until August 31st and please do contact me if you have any questions at all.

Click the link below to visit ART in The Pen Online.

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Art in The Pen is moving online!

Due to the current situation Art in the Pen has been cancelled. We will all look forward to once again being able to visit Art Events in person in the future once it is allowed and safe. This is my 1st Art in the Pen as an exhibitor in Thirsk. Although we can’t be there in person Art in the Pen is MOVING ONLINE!! So what does that mean? Well, all artists will be showcased and you will be able to view and buy art from the artist over the event. Watch this space for more details.

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New🌟 Launching a series of Handpicked Gift Sets🎁

This year I have missed being able to get out with my stall to lots of different Artisan Markets due to lockdown. The gorgeous colours and collections of Artwork, prints, pretty mugs, chopping boards, coasters and linens just look so gorgeous together when they are displayed. I have matching greetings cards and lots of sets of items that compliment one another and create a gorgeous corner once back at home to enjoy.

So, my markets have been cancelled but I still have these lovely items that will enhance a lovely area in the home, give interiors and uplift or a small space on a coffee table or dressing table.I can’t get out so I can bring these gifts directly to you or on your behalf to a loved one, family member or work colleague to bring some cheer and make life so much easier with the click of a button!

Introducing Curated Gift sets, I have handpicked collections of gifts perfect for interior lovers, flower lovers, for enhancing areas of your home such as a dressing table, kitchen table and to help you take moments to slow down and relax too. Each gift handily includes a greetings card which compliments the gift inside and can be written on your behalf along with your gifts being wrapped inside the box. They are also good value and a perfect way to collect your favourite prints of the lovely original artwork that has the most gorgeous uplifting energy, which many people have said, that they can feel Even when it is back in their home. Coordinating accent colours can bring your room design together and introduce calm or a pop of colour without having to spend a lot of time deciding what it is you might put together.

If you are a buyer who is conscious of the environment then this is a good place to start. All prints are produced locally with little carbon footprint, greetings cards are printed on fsc cardstock and come in compostable cello wraps and my linens are printed in the UK on certified organic cotton ensuring that workers are not surrounded by toxic chemicals in the cotton fields. Linens are beautifully handstitched by machine by another independent maker. They look beautiful and feel great!

I hope this makes shopping on my website a helpful experience for you and please do contact me with any questions about any products you would like curating together just for you!

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Joy of a Handwritten Card

One of the lovely things to have come out of our time spent at home together has been rediscovering writing to loved ones, family and friends. Yes our teenage children still send messages through social media, but it has been really special to sit around the kitchen table and really think about what kind messages to write to Grandma or to family friends and how it will make them smile!

Our blank Greetings cards have been the perfect choice to send because there is just enough space to create a special message and weekly update and the children and adults have loved picking different designs to ‘surprise’ each time. They are so uplifting and cheerful and have been written and received with joy! It is particularly lovely to know that each of the cards started out as a painting and that the cheery names are on the back.

Did you know that the custom of sending greetings cards can be traced back to early Egyption times when greetings were exchanged on pyrus scrolls and then in Europe by the early 15th Century handmade paper cards.

Whilst the greetings cards are not on pyrus paper, they are helpful to the environment printed on sustainably sourced fsc card stock and inside compostable cellos.

With so many to choose from, everyone can be included and you are sure to raise a smile- for many weeks because who doesn’t like to display their card with beautiful sentiments where it can be reread?

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Country Living Pop up Market News❤ Please Join me online this weekend!

Cherry Blossom Joy original oil

A lovely hello to everyone!! It has been such a different time for us all and we are now already nearing the end of the Spring season. I hope you are safe and well. I have mostly been supporting my three boys at home with their learning, gardening and trying to paint the beauty around such as blossom.

Although we do not yet know when we will be able to resume get togethers and days out – I have some good news for you. I am joining forces with Country Living and joining many Artisans in a big online pop up Artisan Market this weekend starting midnight on Friday 8th – Sunday 10th May.

I want to make sure you get access to discount codes for my shop for this event! There will be 20% off everything – including all original Artwork with the exception of workshops and classes! You will also be able to shop with many other Artisan makers too, supporting small independents like myself- which I might add we are truly grateful for right Now xx

To access the codes sign up through the link below or on Instagram @Clartisans in the link at the top of the page! I will look forward to seeing you there

Deliveries of cards by bicycle to local villages, thanks to my son for fitting my basket.
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Markets This Weekend🎨

Really looking forward to being at these Christmas markets this weekend with my stall. I will be bringing my new Winter prints, gifts and table linen and a few originals❤❄🌲 as well as some other favourites all which bring colour and positivity into the home all year around! 😊 Hope you can pop by! Rural Arts Thirsk on Saturday 30th and Ripon Canal Basin on Sunday 1st December.

If you can’t make the market, take a look at these gorgeous gifts online❤