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the graduate!

Yea!
I have just finished three years of study!! I have been undertaking the distance version of  RBGE (Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh) Diploma in Botanical Illustration. The graduation and opening of our exhibition is on Tuesday the 11th September and I am so pleased to be part of it all. 🙂
I will post a  photy or two here one it’s all up and running and any one who is in the capital, please nip into the Botanics and see our paintings – The Fletcher Building from 12th to 23rd September, 10.30 till 16.00

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A photy of my wee bit of wall at the diploma exhibition!
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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.
🙂

 

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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…

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BIG beads – jolly eh!

Been busy making loads of these big fellahs for a wee while now and only recently finished turning some of them into necklaces. A couple are already being worn about town and one has even been away to the Carribean!
So two more are ready now and listed today on the wee folksy shop

Big Bead Necklace in Imperial Pearly Purples Big Bead Necklace in Oranges 'n' Yellows 'n' Reds

Mixed BIG beads

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the cabinet of dr. planetaye

Here we are inhabiting the craft cabinet at the Brindley Arts Centre (www.thebrindley.org.uk). Lots of cute wee things from the fabulous Replic’elfs and planetaye-ayes! Goan have a nosey, we’ll be there for the next few weeks. 😉

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my wee seasonal selection

Here are the latest six goodies planetaye has put onto the wee Folksy shop. Pretty peg faeries all got up in their party wings and lotsa jolly pens to practise the old snail-mail thank-you letters, hope you like…

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ready for craft fair on Sunday?

Ohh now I am in organise mode
I am getting all my bits and pieces ready for an early start on Sunday, planetaye will have a stall at the Contemporary Arts and Crafts Fair at Astley Park, Chorley on the 6th Feb 2011 so here is a wee sneak preview of some new Valentinies that will be available!

If you are around Astley Park – Chorley on Sunday please drop in and have a look.
Now I must  get on with my organising… making teeny tiny boxes for teeny tiny cakes.

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Craft Fair 6th Feb Flier

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first cards – wee birdies

In the spirit of  ‘reduce (renew), reuse, recycle’ I have decided to make a dent in my collected craft bits. So here’s the result of one evening. With the added benefit of pages of wee birdies appearing in my sketchbook. There will be more… (I’ll have them available on my stall at Gt Budworth Craft Fair)

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out the oven – works in progress

Here is a wee glimpse of what I get up to, in those moments in betweeen snooping for a real job and looking at The Daily Squee! Buttons, magnets, mirrors and some odd uncatogorised thingies. Polymer clay is my friend (apart from days when it all ends up as a grey lump –  although this is still useful…?) Get thee to the wee shop for some of these and others.

out the oven

fresh out the oven as well