February has sneaked up on me and already so much has happened. A new year and new beginnings for me – a new baby, hosting an art club, a new collaboration and new work for spring and summer studio trails.

Art Club

I am hosting Jelly Tots at Jelly HQ in the Market Place in Reading. Originally set up by Ella, Jelly Tots is an art club for pre-schoolers. We meet each Wednesday from 10.30am to 11.30am and each week has a different arty crafty theme. So far we’ve made birds, name mobiles, Chinese Dragons and musical shakers. No artist too young. Jelly tots is a perfect place for ‘tot’ and accompanying ‘big person’ to collaborate on a arty masterpiece. ‘Tots’ go crazy with paint, glitter, tissue paper and glue and the accompanying ‘big person’ helps with the fiddly bits. I’m enjoying the class so much. It’s great to see the little ones having fun and being creative.mosaic497fcfae8a18c69bfddf134ef158467286f959bb

For more info on Jelly and workshops please visit here: Jelly website or sign up to the Jelly Tots facebook page and keep up to date with the weekly arty activities – Jelly Tots facebook page

Caversham Arts Trail

I shall be exhibiting my work again this year at on the Caversham Arts Trail at Lou Jessop’s house. Dates of this years open studio days are: 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th May 2014. More info on this will be posted here nearer the time.

Lou Jessop's studio

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Whiteknights Studio Trail

I am also exhibiting on the Whiteknights Studio Trail again – 14th and 15th June but this year I am at a different venue. I will be at Sue Clarke’s house. If you have seen my work at Origin, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Selvedge or Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair may have met Sue before as she always joins me on shows. She is a very dear friend and very talented artist and I am excited to be joining her this year for Whiteknights. We are working on a collaborative project this year. It will combine Sue’s love of tiny things and my love colour and will be revealed over the WST weekend.

New mum

Kath has been keeping me busy and introduced me to the world of kids clothes. Before she was born I started knitting garments for her but now she is here and her little personality is starting to shine I just cannot seems to knit quick enough to match the speed she is growing. I’ve got so many ideas and stitches and projects I want to try out. A blog of our knitting adventures and projects is in the making and as soon as it’s done I’ll post the link here.

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