Tuesday, 31 May 2011

the garden festival

{poppy love}

busy, busy here with plenty of printing & making in preparation for this years 'the garden festival' which is coming around so quickly!
another new event for me & one which i'm really looking forward to :0)

a great family day out with lots of local arts & crafts, plant stalls, garden talks & much more all set in the beautiful gardens of 'hellens manor' in herefordshire.

from the look of last years snaps it looked like a gorgeous sunny & dry weekend. fingers (& toes) crossed for the same this year!

for more details on 'the garden festival' click here

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

follow the trail





this weekend sees the start of a nine day art & craft trail in south wiltshire.
it will be the first time for me exhibiting at this wonderful event.
i will be showing my work with a couple of good friends of mine in a gallery in bishopstrow.

so lots of printing, making, ironing & bundling up for me recently in preparation for the trail!

admission to the events is free!
10.30 am ~ 5.30pm

- to follow the trail and to view the trail map please click on the links below -

- gallery -
the stables gallery

- art trail -
wylye valley art trail 2011

the lovely lakes


a walk around grasmere & rydal water

beatrix potter's garden gate

'lucie's path' from 'the tale of mrs. tiggy~winkle'

a little red squirrel spotted near buttermere

smartie & 'his' caravan

tarn hows

sun setting on lake windermere

back from a wonderful trip up in the lake district.
the 3 of us had a very enjoyable time, days filled with rambling & soaking up the beautiful scenery & evenings chilling out in the caravan.
we're really missing the lovely lakes & we've not been back home long!

the highlight for me was definitely spotting squirrel nutkin for the very first time!!
- pictures of a great time :0)