Art, art gallery, botanical art, coloured pencil, Painting

on different walls!

screenshot of the encouraging facebook post from The Gallery Melrose
Screenshot of the encouraging Facebook post from The Gallery, Melrose

I’ve been lucky enough to have two of my recent pictures (“Horse Chestnuts” & “Four Tomatoes”) hung in another gallery, The Gallery – Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
Great art gallery, gifts and picture framing too, run by the very friendly David and Iain.
Pop in for a look round if you are passing.


art, coloured pencil, exhibitions, Painting

on the walls!

Apaintings at Castle Park Art Centret the back end of the year I submitted three paintings to a local art exhibition. Thought you might like to see them in situ.  Now they are wrapped up safely till I (hopefully) get them into another gallery later this year and maybe make a sale?
These are graphite and coloured pencil works on three different kinds of paper, as much a test of the paper as of my skill rendering the subjects. Titles are:”Four Tomatoes”, “Horse Chestnuts” and “Two Plums”
(Titles are not my strong point!)

I’ve entered paintings in this annual open exhibition for the past three years and they have all been botanical subjects and they have all been round shapes. It seems there is a pattern developing!

The Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham, Cheshire always has something interesting coming up and I regularly take a trip to see whats hanging and visit the cafe.


Art, art, Beads, cardboard, cards, Crafts, necklaces, Photys, Polymer Clay, Scottish Borders

Support your local Flower/Produce Show

Today I entered 6 categories and got prizes in 5! Yay!!
There were some lovely flowers, vegetables, crafts, baking and floral art and the childrens section had great collections of seeds, wild flowers, herbs, mini-gardens and vegetable animals!! Chewbacca makes a winning gingerbread character…




brooches, Crafts, flowers, Folksy, needle felting, Shops, shops, wool

latest brooches – all yellow

My latest wee needle felties are all in shades of yellow, some wi’ buds and fancy veined leaves and some just fat and simple, hope you like them?
As usual, they are available for purchase in my wee Folksy Shop wee Etsy Shop (June 2017)


brooches, Crafts, needle felting, Shops, shops, wool

new felties – finally…

Here… have a keek at my latest selection of needle felting. I have put these pieces up on my wee planetaye folksy shop planetaye Etsy Shop (June 2017)… enjoy! 😉
the pics below are of bonnie blossom brooches – wee flower hair clips (‘alligator’ type) – larger blossom brooches – and small/tiny hair clips (‘snappy’ type)
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brooches, Crafts, Folksy, needle felting, Shops, shops, wool

more blossom brooches – needle felty

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cabinetBlossoms_Feb15Listed my remaining big blossoms on the wee Folksy shop Etsy shop (June2017) and found my photy of the small fry in their cabinet at Runcorn Framers along side my cupcake and pirate earrings – nice!