• Setting up the Christmas Exhibition

    Each year we set ourselves a target when to start working towards the Christmas exhibition.   Its always a difficult decision - what date to launch on, aiming for November and trying to avoid other large events which impact on footfall is often a challenge.  This year we opted for a Saturday afternoon.

    The work behind the exhibition takes months in the preparation, finding out who will be providing work, collating all the images, editing them, putting them on the website, promoting the event on social media and advertising.  This all happens before you get the artwork in your hands.  For me, opening the bubble wrap, even although you know what's coming, is still very much a pleasure and a surprise, a bit like being a child in a sweet shop.  Then comes the task of selecting and placing work in the space to ensure that it feels right.  Lots of ladder climbing and lifting are involved, who needs a gym!  Once the paintings are up, the windows are dressed, fairy lights up, handmade christmas pies and fizz at the ready .  Phew all done.... great feeling and sense of achievement - hope of a good show.

  • Lem Lem Chalk Paint - the colour of Hope

    Lem Lem  

    the new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colour

    A soft, warm green, inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by women farmers who are supported by Oxfam’s Ethiopian Seed Project. This limited edition colour is great for creating a retro 50's look, and works well as part of a vintage floral style. Every pot of Lem Lem sold will raise vital funds for Oxfam, helping people beat poverty worldwide.

    This is a great project to get behind raising funds for Oxfam and it's a beautiful colour to cheer us up and let us dream of warmer climates.   Looking forward to seeing all your projects.



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