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Cornwall Amazing Aqua Seas Sketchbook Tour

Cornwall Amazing Aqua Seas Sketchbook Tour

Hello Everyone. Here we are again Lockdown. Looking for inspiration in the kitchen, I came across Rick Stein BBC Two on Iplayer his intimate series on Cornwall is lovely, a real treat, not for cooking but for bringing back memories of sketching trips to this beautiful place. In particular, the walk starting at Trevone Bay and taking in the natural sinkhole, one of my favourite places. The colour of the sea is the most gorgeous aqua bluey-green. Who needs the Caribbean when our coastline is so amazing. We can only hope that it won't be too long now, before we...

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The big question. Plastic and Recycling.

The big question. Plastic and Recycling.

Hello  it's been a difficult year for everyone, especially for those that have lost loved ones. 2021 is looking brighter, with the amazingly hopeful news on the new vaccines. Let's hope a return to something like normal won't be too far away. The next big issue will be waste. So looking forward to what can we do, in our own small way, as a family company to help save the world from the plague of plastic, and landfill in general. The greeting card industry, in general, is not a big buyer in the packaging marketplace, it massively leads by supermarkets...

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How sketchbooking is essential

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How sketchbooking is essential

Morning Everyone Sketchbooks..... For me an absolute essential part of my everyday life. Yes that's right, they are not just about doodling, it's a way of keeping in touch with your inner voice. I find if I don't feed it it withers and dies. So what to do in a sketchbook. the answer is simple ANYTHING you feel like, this is your chance to let rip and do just what you feel like Try new materials collage, oil pastel, old crayons found hiding in the bottom of draws, acrylic, and watercolours can all be combined in one glorious fun and...

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Big Studio Tidy Up

Big Studio Tidy Up

Hi Everyone It's raining again here in lovely Derbyshire, so a good opportunity to have a good tidy Up and sort out of paintings. I have been playing in my head for some time now, about taking on the challenge of abstract painting, It has always been a big question for me as to why some work and others seem to fall short? So the conclusion after a years procrastination and pondering are... I think thought and consideration to tonal balance and shape form, may have to be a lot more considered when abstracting the view. Holding the composition together...

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White Cyclamen Flowers

White Cyclamen Flowers

Hi Everyone. Great news my long awaited new Greenhouse has arrived. A present to myself for a very significant birthday, which was actually last year, but in these uncertain times it's been a long year for everyone. The lovely people at rhino greenhouse company have been super helpful nothing was too much trouble, I highly recommend them. Unfortunately my excitement to get things started in it will have to wait a bit longer, as the guy coming to put it up is so busy he can't come until the end of March. It seems everyone has taken up the self...

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