I’m back! After a difficult (and painful!) year I’m on the road to recovery and this week achieved a goal – to get back in to my studio and start creating again. This was partly driven by desire and partly by blind panic. I’ve signed up for a number of Christmas fairs and exhibitions and haven’t, yet, made nearly enough! So I’ve spent a few hours over three days making Christmas cards and testing out a couple of new prints (on my new-to-me Rollaco printing press). I really feel like I’m back but still have to be careful (of my back) and not do anything stupid and set my self back!! Enough of backs for now!
This week one of my paintings appeared in the October 2nd edition of Country Life, where Fiona Reynolds talks about her walk in the Cheviots. My painting “A walk in the Cheviots” seemed fitting. The article is sad as it was a trip to scatter her sister’s ashes but she says lovely things about the area and its nice to see my work in an international magazine.