Pop up, Cards and Time For Tea.


Hello Friends,

Welcome to my quarterly newsletter. Like the mug? (No - not my face - the drink ware !!) I’ve had a few sample products made up and would love to see if they would be popular. I have certainly been enjoying using my new mug for hot drinks in the increasingly Autumnal weather :) 


What’s on my mind

My super exciting news is on my mind this month! You may recall that back in the spring I had my Dragon Daffodil print proudly displayed in the window of Easterbrook’s - a local shop that sells candles, homewares and Clogau jewellery. Well I have been invited back to Easterbrooks in October, to take over a little of the shop with a mini exhibition and me there painting live as well! I’m very excited (and a little nervous!) to be able to paint in front of people, but I’m thrilled to have been asked and if you’re able to pop in to say hi, it would be lovely to see you there. I will be there on Saturday 28th October which is also the date of the crafters market in the Rhiw centre too, so it’s definitely worth a visit that day.

What’s on my easel

Progress has been steady on the 13 Moon series and the Blue Moon in August proved the most popular of all so far! 

You may be able to catch a peak of another moon painting behind me in the photo at the top of the email. That painting is the Cold Moon for December, and has been turned into my very first Christmas Cards! I’ll drop you a line when they are available to order, but they are currently at the printers and so I’m eagerly watching out for the postman. The next moon I’m excited to work on is the Harvest Moon, closely followed by the Hunter’s Moon which promises to be a spooky, sleepy hollow themed Halloween moon which will be a lot of fun to paint.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook and instagram will see I’ve also been busy restoring more of the nativity set for my local church - there are some great before and after photos of the models and I’m on course to deliver them all back well before Christmas.

And Finally

Well - I’ve teased people on Instagram about Inktober, and I can confirm to you, my friends, that I will be doing Inktober again this year (because I’m a glutton for punishment and I obviously don’t have enough to do!) Last year I undertook 31 A6 ink paintings on watercolour paper - all themed around the 1986 film The Labyrinth. It proved popular and I happily sold quite a few of them. This year, I intend to go a bit smaller and less niche - I will be inking 31 small cat related pictures in response to the prompts, and turning the most popular ones into gorgeous 3” x 2” stickers. Be sure to follow them each day in October and vote on your favourite designs!


Until next time,


23rd September, 2023


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