117 Days to Go

I’m sorry to do this to you, but there are 117 days to go – to go until New Year’s Day 2017. I don’t find this as scary as the other ‘xx days to go’ countdown, you know the one I mean, the one signalling copious lists and spending of money – shopping, food, presents,…

2016 Calendars

Every year in my Etsy shop I sell calendars, it’s become a bit of a tradition.  I usually offer a selection of 5×7 inch desk calendars with optional mini wooden easel.  This year is no different, except that I am having the pages professionally printed rather than printing and trimming them myself.  I fancied having them…

Cyber Monday Deals – extended!

That time of year has arrived.  My calendar is telling me that it’s the 1st of December, but my brain isn’t quite on track with that alarming fact.  I am well aware that the world has already started to go holiday shopping crazy, but I’m not quiet as inclined to do so or quite organised…

Beautiful purple (or lilac) hyacinths.

I used to really dislike the smell of hyacinths, I’m not sure what changed, but now I love them! We spent a lovely weekend with friends and the fragrance of these few  beautiful purple (or lilac) hyacinths in a blue a white  jug smelled wonderful in the kitchen all weekend long. I really like to…

Your choice of words in Scrabble Tiles.

I’ve been wanting to add some new ideas to my Etsy shop for a while and really fancied using words with my photos.  I’ve made a few prints using quotations but that didn’t quite seem the way to go for me.  I have used the old reliable Scrabble Tiles in the past for Valentine’s cards…

Love is in the air

I know that we’ve only just got over Christmas and my shop still has Christmas cards in it and my 2013 calendars are selling happily, but still, it’s nice to look forward to the next event in the festivities calendar. Valentine’s day is that lucky day – I am personally a bit ambivalent about it…

You Can't Cross the Sea….

I’ve been thinking about making a new line of prints using photos I have in my archive along with some quotations.  I know it’s not exactly the most original idea in the world and neither is the idea to have the photo in circle format, but I think it looks nice and ‘now’ and may…

Graffiti and Shopping Lists Calendars

The 2013 calendar season is hotting up in my studio and I have completed my next two designs. First a brand new and somewhat eccentric offering showcases twelve prime examples from my collection of found shopping lists. I’ve sold quite a few zines of these little beauties, so I decided that it wasn’t totally bonkers…

2013 Cuba Calendar

I am well aware that it seems as if summer has only just started in the UK but my thoughts have turned to Xmas.  Or more precisely, New Year with the timely arrival of the first of my 2013 Calenders in my online shops. This very first offering is choc full of bright, sunny and…

Smile, You Are Beatuful!

This is my best find from Jubilee Monday in Manchester. I know it’s not actually celebrating Her Majesty’s glorious sixty years, but pictures of crowds and jollity really aren’t my thing! (I may pick a couple of those to post later just to show willing!).

Memories of Crete

It’s been scorching hot here in the UK for the last few days and I’ve been thinking about my trip to Crete which is coming up in a week or so and how nice it will be for the heat to feel familiar rather than a total shock!  While pondering such niceties I was looking…

Two New Montage Prints

I started playing around with the idea of combining related images into montages a while ago but wasn’t totally happy with the result.  Today I went back to the montage idea and was, I think, much more successful. It’s still done in Lightroom’s Print Module but I changed the layout a bit and made it…