Quick post to say I'm having a short break to handle my mother's funeral and take a little recovery time to follow in September.
I have put notice up on my portfolio artworks pages, any orders through this website will be processed after 21.09.20. I hope you will be understanding in the circumstances. This will of course also apply to my Etsy store.
If it is a works or collaborative query, I will be checking emails and will do my best to respond. Please use the contact page.
Thank you for being patient at this time.
At this time of year I am normally looking forward to visiting the South West, ie. Cornwall. And I have indeed been in both directions this past week but for unexpected reasons. I can't be an artist and speak of expressing oneself without mentioning what occurred last weekend on 8/8/2020.
My mother died unexpectedly but not unsurprisingly Saturday afternoon at home. She couldn't make it through 2020's bizarre events or having to stay confined for longer periods of time. She wasn't physically or mentally strong enough. There's a shift happening, I've been working towards it myself, sadly Mum was never going to choose it.
My feelings have been mixed and I won't go into detail on this post, I'm sure my work will speak for itself.
In terms of expression, I've shed tears and I've expressed my thoughts and feelings not only verbally – a relatively new thing for me, but in writing. Furious writing. And daring to in painting too, something I first attempted with trepidation but also a new sense of serenity.
My last blog post led to another idea (just so many of them!), which I road-tested last week in a batch in one session. I accept I'm going to have to scale it down and take it slower from piece to piece, which could prove to be a mammoth task for such tiny works!
This project will be added to my premium Patreon signup in coming months.
I've yet to set it up fully (this is a sneaky peek!), however those signing up on Patreon to the complete freedom of 'Air' level will get to watch the project begin, develop, progress and come together as a full set of multiple works.
I'm giving no clues but there will be around 80-90 in total, and featured will be exclusive video, postcards, and enlarged selected finished prints as limited editions. Originals will be available to buy, as well as a free competition offering.
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