Posted: January 2024
Happy New Year!
I don’t know about you, but to me Christmas seems like a dim and distant memory already. I hope you were able to have a break from routine and take some time out to enjoy your favourite festive traditions, and I wish you peace, happiness and exciting adventures to look forward to in 2024.
So far, my January has largely been about planning for the year, looking into markets and events and deciding which ones to apply for. I will let you know dates and venues once I have got things booked.
Warwickshire Open Studios
One of the things I have decided to do in 2024 is to exhibit at Warwickshire Open Studios. This is the biggest free annual art event across Coventry and Warwickshire. I have been stunned and thrilled to learn that I have been successful in applying for an Emerge Bursary. All WOS first-timers are invited to apply for the bursary, and three people have been awarded it this year. I feel very lucky and honoured to be chosen for this. The bursary is a small sum of money to help me with the costs involved in taking part in Summer Art Weeks, which runs from 22 June – 7 July, and also some mentoring from an established artist. I’m very excited to be taking part and learning the ropes. More details coming soon.
Hot off my workbench
Here are some of my recent makes, all available now on the website:
Garnet Chunky Hammered Silver Ring, size N
January’s birthstone is garnet. This beautiful dark red stone looks stunning encased in silver. I also think of this red as a very romantic colour, and perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift too.
Heart on Hearts Silver Pendant Necklace
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, this little silver pendant features a stack of hearts, symbolising how love develops over time, building and deepening as a relationship grows.
Gothic Moonstone and Amethyst Silver Pendant Necklace
Here is my latest Gothic Pendant featuring an icy teardrop-shaped rainbow moonstone and deep purple amethyst.
For Valentine’s gift ideas we now have a new dedicated Valentines Day page showcasing some of my suggestions.
As always, thank you for reading and for supporting my small business. I always welcome your feedback. Do get in touch if there's anything I can help you with.
With very best wishes,
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