If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that a few weeks ago I spent a day in a cafe window, paintbrush in hand. Claud W Dennis is a lovely local cafe who were looking to add some seasonal artwork to their windows. The brief was ladies day at Ascot with Pimms, which was such a lovely theme to work with. If you have a window you’d like me to illustrate, do get in touch.
Last week I went up to suffolk for a few days to visit my parents, and whilst there we went on a little trip to Aldeburgh. Aldeburgh is a lovely little seaside town with a pebble beach, colourful houses, boutique shops and an old world British charm. It also has a generous helping of art with Maggi Hambling’s scallop shell and Antony Gormley’s figure on the Martello Tower, plus several good art galleries, including Thompsons. Aldeburgh is famous for it’s fish and chips, with queues stretching up the road at lunch time. Coming back to Suffolk it’s easy to see how growing up here influenced my aesthetic and colour palette.
Lats month I was invited to the Laura Ashley AW 2015 press day. For me the highlight of the press show was the new haberdashery range. It just makes so much sense for a brand that’s known for it’s beautiful fabric design to have a dedicated haberdashery range. It includes some of Laura Ashley’s most iconic prints in fat quarters, perfect for quilting projects, gorgeous ribbons on vintage style spools and sewing accessories, like patterned tape measures. There is also a new range of diy kits, which contain everything to need to try your hand at a new craft. I also loved the new kitchenware: I have several Laura Ashely mixing bowls, pie dishes and cake plates and they’re a joy to use.Thank you Laura Ashley for inviting me!