Friday, 26 June 2015

Brentwood Art Trail - Launch Party

Hubby and I attended the Brentwood Art Trail Launch Party last night, hosted by Turner Barnes Gallery. The event bought together artists, organisers and venue owners. Mayor of Brentwood, Mark Reed gave a speech thanking everyone for supporting the trail. We then huddled together for a group photo, which will hopefully appear in The Brentwood Gazette next week!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Brentwood Art Trail - Installation Day

I installed my paintings at Winslows this afternoon. 56-58 Hutton Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8LB. My ethereal rural and coastal landscape paintings will be hanging in their front windows and inside until Sunday 12th July 2015. All artworks are for sale.

Many thanks to Dave and his team for their enthusiasm and encouragement. :)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

REVIEW - My Little French Riviera Box

Despite an e-mail informing me that my second My Little Box would be late, I am pleased to report it arrived on time. My Little Box is a monthly subscription service, that promises to bring an element of surprise to your life.

So, what's in the box? The June box (spoiler alert!) is the French Riviera Box.

Firstly, I don't like the June box as much as the May Provence Box.

I was instantly disappointed to find sunglasses in the box, despite being designed by Sarah Lavoine. I don't have perfect vision or wear contacts, so they are of no use to me. I could have got a freebie pair from a summer glossy fashion mag. Look well made and come with a cleaning cloth but no case. My Little World magazine contains a wavy braids hair tutorial. I wish the box had contained a headband or braids instead of the sunnies! Meh.

I like the folded illustrated pots, although the smaller one is badly stitched. Handy, I guess. I adore the 'Happy Place' inspiration card designed by in-house illustrator, Kanako. One for my pin board. Also really like two of the three beauty products included. Kerastase Keratine Thermique Tamming Milk is perfect for my hair type. My Little Beauty (in-house brand) Sailor Scrub is a generous size and smells sea fresh. I am not so keen on the blue nail polish by Sarah Lavoine. Although the color fits with the box theme, I would have liked a brighter, happier colour for summer use.

I really hope the July box is better. I'd like to see more crafting stuff.

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Brentwood Art Trail - Winslows

My venue for the forthcoming Brentwood Arts Trail is Winslows, 56-58 Hutton Road, Brentwood CM15 8LB. See my ethereal rural and coastal landscape paintings hanging in their front windows and inside from Wednesday 24th June 2015. All artworks will be for sale.