Monthly Archives: July 2020

Colour, flowers, woods

Since my last post I have tried to get my website, social networks and online shops in order. With out a lot of success I’m so slow at this stuff. Putting any thing on Etsy takes me ages, filling in all the tags. Even the photography I find hard. This makes it a chore I put off all the time. I have done some work in that respect.

Have had a great week, on Tuesday went over to see my old school mate in his studio at Sunny Banks mill in Farsley. Where he also has an exhibition until September.

A lot of this work is in the exhibition. I love his colour pallet makes me feel happy.

Visit Sunny Banks Mills.

Mel’s studio

please visit his exhibition you won’t regret it.

Flowers as well

was given some lovely Sun flowers which along with Poppys are my favourite


Wednesday was a day with grandchildren. They were really well behaved and we had a very pleasant walk in the woods at the back of their house.

Today I wanted to finish my Ripley drawing which I did. Only because I was having an injection in my hand to help my trigger finger. Was expecting it to be uncomfortable and it is but i can still draw for short periods.

What’s going on?

This year has been a strange one for every one.

It’s a shame my best seller at the end of last year was my calendar which has proved only to be a decorative picture as appointments of all kind were cancelled. At least I have still got all the images on my Etsy Store now in three sizes.

Then in Feb I went to a leather workshop run by Ruth Pullan

Coin purse

Then we had lockdown. Not much been happening on the craft side of things. I’m caring on making stuff to populate my Etsy Store. Now must start to get people shopping there. Also start to get give this website a boost. As may be apparent I hate admin stuff. So tend to let this sort of stuff slip. I’m now trying not to buy more supplies and use up what I have and use the tools I have to more effect.
I have a badge machine that I many use at craft fairs, kids draw there own. Realising it has much more potential have started to use them in box frames. Also made some children’s hair clips.

Small square box frame with badges

Hopefully soon we can get back to some sort of normality.
Keep on creating. Thats what is keeping me going.