Friday, 31 October 2014

'Tower Poppies' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Tower Poppies' is the latest addition to my ethereal landscape collection. Oil and mixed media on 406 x 406 mm deep edge box canvas. Based upon the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation at Tower of London. Remembrance.

Currently reserved for exhibition. Register interest to purchase through:  Proportion of sale price will be donated to The Royal British Legion charity.

'Tower Poppies' by Andrea Farmer

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Felt Christmas Trees

Cute handmade felt Christmas trees - with bells on! Available November 2014 to purchase from Chelmsford Diocesan Christian Bookshop. :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman

On Friday night, hubby and I spent the evening watching Rumpus Theatre Company at Chelmsford Civic Theatre. A two person performance of 'Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman', based on the classic story ‘A Scandal in Bohemia' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, meets the world's most dangerous woman, Irene Adler - who embroils the King, Sherlock and Watson in her sinister web of seduction and deceit.

Photo © Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Act 1 slowly set the scene and built the suspense for the big reveal and twist in Act 2. Perhaps too slow for some of the audience who sadly left during the interval. Watson doesn't appear on stage but provides voice over duties throughout, leaving Sherlock (John Goodrum) and Adler (Karen Henson) to act out the entire production on a single stage set. Act 2 moved along much quicker, leading to a great twist at the end that left the audience gasping.

Worth seeing. An enjoyable evening out for fans and non fans of Holmes alike. If you are a fan of the current TV series 'Sherlock' try not to think about Cumberbatch and Pulver! ;)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Homemaker Scandi wreath

It you follow me on Twitter you will know how much I love Homemaker, the monthly magazine containing inspiring creative ideas for your home - plus a free gift! October issue gift was a Christmas wreath (below) which I crafted with the kit supplied and added my own embellishments. I am also crafting felt Christmas trees, which I will reveal soon. :)

I am drawn to the Scandinavian/Nordic Christmas trend again this year. Take a look at my Pinterest boards for further inspiration. Ho, ho, ho!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Christmas stockings

Continuing with my Crafting Christmas theme, here are more mini stockings. These will be available to purchase from November 2014 in Diocesan Bookshop, New Street, Chelmsford.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Handmade Christmas cards

My new range of handmade Christmas cards. These will be available to purchase from Diocesan Bookshop, New Street, Chelmsford from November 2014.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Crafting Christmas

Too early to mention Christmas? ;)

I am currently crafting mini felt Christmas stockings. They will be filled with mini candy canes and for sale in Chelmsford Diocesan Bookshop very soon. Ho, ho ho!