I have a huge obsession with early 20th century literature, especially authors like Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham and Nancy Mitford. They describe an age of elegance, beautiful houses, artistic endeavours, privilege but also the advancement of social mobility and change. The books are bitter, funny and sharp. In real life, a group of people emerged … Continue reading The Influence of the Bright Young Things
Silence from me as of late, but for very valid reasons. On top of general life, work, running a late night parental taxi service and so on, I have been preparing to sell my house (it sold in a week), and then I got myself in a total pickle with the local church. I was … Continue reading Sometimes, you just should say ‘no’ – The Before
I will be at the Anthropologie store in Bath this week on 22nd September, where there is an event showcasing Bath design businesses, ranging from food to drink to decorating to arty crafts. There is also late night shopping, a glass of fizz, plus food and drink tasters. I teach art and craft courses through … Continue reading An evening event at Anthropologie
Plaster Dipping and Plaster Sculptures Over the past two weekends I have been teaching some classes for The Workshop Cabin in Bath in the wonders of plaster, (cue large amounts of hand cream as it is pretty brutal on the poor mitts). The Workshop Cabin put on really cool workshops, ranging from painting to photography … Continue reading Plaster Workshops
This weekend I have been buzzing about all over the place. Distressing samples for mirror makeovers, going to a lovely wedding, then going to my first gallery exhibition opening, and ending today with a gargantuan task of upcycling the biggest mirrors I HAVE EVER SEEN! PAINT EXPERIMENTATION: On Friday, with my friend and accomplice-in-paint Claire, … Continue reading A cracker of a busy few days….paint, weddings, exhibition and more makeover paint.