Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year. New Goals.

Almost time to say cheerio to 2016 and welcome in 2017. For me, this is a time to reflect on my creative achievements (and failures) of the passing year and set myself some goals for the new year ahead.

In 2016, some of my best creative achievements were:
1. Supporting various charities by donating my work, eg: Stars on Canvas, WLAC, Turners and Loxley Painting Challenge, Twitter Art Exhibit plus Crafternoon.
2. Paintings exhibited at Beecroft Open, Annabel Dee* Gallery and Brentwood Art Trail.
3. Experimenting with different crafts - allowing me to inspire/tutor others at Craftastic craft group.

Goals for 2017:
1. Submit my paintings to new online art galleries and continue to raise my online profile.
2. 'Let go' of some old unsold work - and concentrate on a new collection of landscape paintings.
3. Continue to support charities and continue with Craftastic craft group.
4. Learn to crochet!

I'm not setting myself too many goals, but the ones I have will take time and effort. The main thing is to continue being creative and enjoy it!

So, as a new year awakens, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2017.

A x

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Kittens & Cats of Greece Charity Calendar 2017

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know my husband and I love both cats and visiting Greece. Whilst staying in various Greek destinations, we have met many lovely kittens and cats, some in need of extra care.

Cats are rarely kept as pets in Greece and so tend to live outdoors and scavenge for food. Whilst visiting Corfu, we heard about the Agni Animal Welfare Fund. This charity helps any unwell cat, providing medication as required. They provide food to feed the many strays, helping them survive the winter. They also implement an all important neutering programme.

With this in mind, the hubby and I have created a charity desk calendar featuring just some of the many Greek kittens and cats we have met. The calendars are only £2.50 each plus P&P and all funds are being donated to the Agni Animal Welfare Fund. So, please leave me a message below if you would like to purchase one (or two - a great Christmas gift!)

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Stars on Canvas UPDATE

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Willow Foundation by bidding on my Stars on Canvas painting. I'm delighted it sold for £84!

Private view at Regent Arcade, London