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New Year-Bringing Joy

Happy New Years wishes to you all on New Year’s Day 2020! I love the simplicity of the New Year and like to keep my hopes and wishes as simple as possible as I know that it will work for me with plenty of open ended flexibility. We are all so different and i truly believe that if we have faith in our own abilities, celebrate our unique skills and find a way of focusing on what we love that we will find more Joy! For some of you that will mean planning, listing, sketching, noting, creating a vision board, working more intuitively or simply a Sticky note with your intentions on the mirror. The point is it doesn’t matter as long as it helps you on your journey and it suits you. It doesn’t need to be a masterpiece-just one movement of a pencil.

Mine is very simple- Bring More Joy! Written in my Sketchbook which i will add to in lots of messy notes and scribbles so that it weaves in across all areas of life- That’s it for now. So here is the the 1st of some of my new work ‘Angels’ which brings me much Joy and I have a beautiful feeling it will bring Joy to others too. Each Angel brings a different message. More on Angels later. Look out soon for ‘Sending Love’, ‘Sending Peace’ and ‘Sending Light’, I hope they bring you comfort and Joy too or even perhaps help remind you to note something wonderful that you deserve in your life this year! XXX

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Christmas Market Sunday 22nd Coxwold Village Hall

Can’t wait to be at the last Christmas Market of the Year๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

So looking forward to this gorgeous festive Market with lovely food, drinks, arts, gifts and so much more!! It’s going to be a great one!! Come down and join in the fun 10-1PM There is parking at the back of the hall, indoor and outdoor stalls and a cafe serving delicious homemade food. Singing and Santa’s sleigh ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒŸ

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๐ŸŒŸConnecting With Your Creativity ๐ŸŒŸ

Yesterday was the start of a wonderful new and inspiring way exploring how to ‘Connect with your Creativity’ ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽจ

I had the joy of working with this beautiful lady through a 1-1 bespoke tailored ‘Connecting to your Creativity’ session held in my home.

It was wonderful to guide Kay to explore a range of materials to suit her needs, trigger the creative within through visual art and creative writing and to see her talents, self-expression, and inner creativity emerge over the half day๐ŸŽจ ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’—

If you would like to light your creativity and find your joy in creating in a tailored session unique to you, please contact me๐ŸŽจ

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Christmas Market ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโ„

Looking forward to coming with my stall to the wonderfully festive Ripon Christmas Market on Sunday by Little Bird Artisan Market. There will be so many different stalls from independent makers, food, arts, clothing, interiors, jewellery, soaps and beauty and ethically made gifts. There will be singers and attractions in the market square too. I love attending markets like these, they provide a wonderful opportunity for people to see and buy what is made locally, in one place whilst being able to have a bite to eat! Hope you can come and join us and join in the festive spirit.

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Markets This Weekend๐ŸŽจ

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 originalsโคโ„๐ŸŒฒ as well as some other favourites all which bring colour and positivity into the home all year around! ๐Ÿ˜Š 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 onlineโค

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November- Nature’s Warm Palette

The Autumn turning of colours has been slow this year but oh my goodness does it still take my breath away! The Oak trees have been a spectacular shade of orange, that I did not see last year. The colours are just one of the wonders of the Autumn. Walks really inspires my paintings, I set out with my family and dog into the woods and over the moorland, roaming and always feel recharged and return capturing the woody textures, magnificent layers of trees and the beautiful deep Autumn skies- the tones of those skies, where sun meets rain cloud, especially awe inspiring in the late afternoon! Catching the light before dusk in my caravan studio is really important in the Autumn as the light ends earlier and the dark nights draw in. I can only get a true likeness of the colours in the daylight.

Through Silton woods towards Square Corner A4 oil on board
‘Kilburn Top at Autumn Dusk’ viewover The White Horse

We are hanging onto the last oranges and yellows from many tree-lined walks now but wow, what a stunning carpet of leaves. If you can, I hope you can take a lovely, slow walk outside and enjoy the views, wherever you are. If you love the North York Moors, then please enjoy the views from my page.

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Winter Workshops

Sharing the love of creativity

January and February are the perfect time to cosy up indoors and naturally it is a time of deep rest for nature outside. Trees are regenerating quietly and have shed their leaves so they can rest, many animals are hibernating and migrating birds have left for warmer climates as food is scarce.

In tune with nature’s true cycles when the days are at their shortest, we feel the need too, to rest in the warmth. It is during this time when we have slowed down our pace, that we can find the pleasure of connecting to our creativity again and discover the joy that creativity is part of our natural human instinct. It fills our soul on cold, dull day and we feel more connected to ourselves, others and the natural world around us, once we start creativity is contagious.

So here lies the inspiration for the first Acrylic Workshop! I have designed this ‘Winter Wonderland’ Acrylic workshop to celebrate this special season and create space and time for family and friends to get together and connect through Painting together. With some helpful tips, techniques and lots of kind support and of course some lovely fresh tea and cake to keep warm. Set in a beautiful converted barn location. Come and join us! Every level of experience welcome because creativity is for everyone to enjoy!

The tickets below are for One adult plus One child up to the Age of 17 Years, for adult only tickets or to purchase an additional child ticket with an adult already booked on please email and I will arrange tickets for you if there is space available.

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New Art Classes

When I started planning to run some art classes locally, little did I know that this would grow into something quite wonderful. Now there are two new classes running in January and February! The perfect time to get creative during the winter time of resting but also to get out and about and learn some tips to help you be more successful with Art and be part of a positive group who also want to learn and get together. In this busy world where there is always a long list, it will give you planned time just for you! To focus on the processes of creating and to learn how to be happy with your art journey in this very supportive environment ?

Get in touch to see if there are any spaces, it could be the best thing you do for You this winter ??