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Super Stencils with Sarah

Stencil screen printing made easy with designer Sarah Hamilton Continue reading

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A Gothic Sugar Confection

All the lifestyle magazines and TV programmes endlessly use that tired old phrase “put your own stamp on it” when talking about moving in to a new home.  This is not a new idea however as people have been “putting … Continue reading

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Populist Provincial Punk

Last week I took a trip along the coast to marvellous Margate to the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to have a look at the Grayson Perry retrospective “Provincial Punk”.    It should be stated at the outset that Perry himself … Continue reading

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The Summer Exhibition

June is upon us and that means it must be time for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.  It has been 7 years since I last visited the RA Summer Show and with all the hype that has been ramping up … Continue reading

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Handmade hard work pays off!

For some time now I have been doing some work as a volunteer with Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey.   One of my recent projects was the annual art Open exhibition, a project which came with a very short timescale … Continue reading

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Open Studios is an eye opener

This last weekend I took part in a local Open Studios art weekend.  We were very lucky with the weather, particularly as the Saturday morning brought early rain and some thunder!  I wasn’t actually opening up my own studio and … Continue reading

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A Crafty Christmas at the Park Barn

Recently I joined a local artists collective, called Horsham Artists Open Studios (www.horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk)  the group comprises a varied selection of creatives across many artistic disciplines.  In the early summer each year the group holds  two weekends for an Open Studios … Continue reading

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