Sunday, 29 December 2013

Monday, 23 December 2013

Turner & the Sea, National Maritime Museum

On Friday, hubby and I visited Greenwich. First stop was 'Turner & the Sea' at The National Maritime Museum followed by Greenwich Market (lots of gorgeous handmade items for sale) and an excellent dinner at Byrons. On to the exhibition ...

Joseph M W Turner, 'Snow Storm - Steam-boat off a Harbour’s Mouth', 1842. Image © Tate Images.

An inspiring exhibition celebrating Joseph Mallord William Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. An outstanding collection of his masterpieces alongside iconic works by other great artists including Constable and Gainsborough. The exhibition also features many of Turner's sketchbooks and preliminary drawings. I was drawn in by his dramatic seascapes that capture the power and beauty of the sea. His use of light and colour is amazing, often using a limited palette to create extraordinary effects and convey atmosphere.

My favourite exhibition of 2013. Tickets start at £10. The exhibition runs until Monday 21st April 2014.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Shadow Box

Here is my Christmas Shadow Box. Created from a small wooden box which I painted and decorated with wrapping paper, washi tape, buttons, ribbon, tiny wooden ornaments and finished with a ric rac trim. A great way of grouping together small decorations/collectables for display.

Plenty of inspiration on Pinterest on how to create your own!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

NEW - Toy Guards for sale

Two spiffing Toy Guards have joined my Christmas Angels in the Diocesan Christian Bookshop. More will be marching along soon.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

NEW - Angels in the Pop-Up Shop

My Christmas Angels have arrived in the Community Pop-Up Shop. Situated on Market Road, Chelmsford, the Pop-Up Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Please pop in!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

London Trip - Part II - Oxford Street

Oxford Street  - Christmas lights 2013

Selfridges, Oxford Street

Selfridges - Charlotte Olympia window display

Selfridges - window display

Selfridges - Louis Vuitton window display

Selfridges - Snow globe window display

Selfridges - window display

Selfridges - YSL window display

Selfridges - window display

Selfridges - Fornasetti window display

Selfridges - Gingerbread town window display

M&S, Oxford Street

St Christopher's Place - Christmas lights 2013