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Happy New Year….! I know it’s a bit late….

I am a month late with this ‘Happy New Year’ blog post, but since I haven’t actually posted anything in about 6 months (probably more) I thought I’d let myself off with it!

I have had an interesting few months, there’s been plenty of ups and tons of downs, but me and Jamie are finally getting ourselves back to normality in our new place. In the past 9 months I have moved house 3 times and had 2 new jobs, not to mention some pretty¬†difficult¬†situations in general, including very recently developing severe back pain. Me and Jamie have stuck together through out though, and come out stronger than ever.

Because of all these changes and stresses, I have been unable to focus on my artwork, which resulted in a creative block that I have really struggled to get out of. I miss being able to sit at my own art space and create something fresh and new, so I have decided to dedicate this year to get back on track, set up a new art space and get stuck in with some new paintings!

Although I have attracted a lot of followers online, I would love to be able to do more Craft fairs this year. Jamie passed his test last year and I intend to take advantage of the easy transport to do some craft fairs over the Spring and Summer in the local area!

I have missed interacting with my fans, and seeing all the amazing artwork you all create too, so I am looking forward to getting re-united and involved!

Cally

xo

the first painting of the year, flower friends.

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It’s been a while!

Hey everyone!
It’s been so long since I made my last blog post but a lot of things have changed in the past couple of weeks I’m surprised I’ve kept up myself! Me and Jamie have decided to move back ‘home’ so he can pass his driving test and get a car, and so we can save a little money to enjoy ourselves while we’re still young! It was a very hasty decision but one we’re really looking forward to. We have been non stop packing and organizing for the move which will be happening the weekend so I haven’t had much time to create. However, my head has been bursting with ideas and I can’t wait to settle in and start mapping all my ideas out. Fortunately I have a week off work next week to do this, as well as get ready for the Craft Fair I will be doing on the 19th of May in Stourbridge.

Other than packing, I have made progress with my reading challenge. My challenge was to read 100 books this year, and although I started a month and a half late I have managed 27 so far. I am currently reading a book called Heartsick by Chelsea Cain.

….I also managed to do this one painting, which will be up for sale as soon as it gets varnished! It is called ‘Floral Fusion’

Hopefully I can start regularly posting again in a few days time, once everything has been sorted out!

Cally x



Don’t you just Love… Love?

Created on Watercolour paper. I have painted the background with watercolours (slightly) and drawn the illustration in black ink pen.



Pregnant Monster Woman

Last night I had a dream that I was pregnant, as well as a couple of other girls who I didn’t know, and even though nothing was said in the dream, I felt they were all monsters! I think this had something to do with watching one of the latest episode of Supernatural ‘The Slice Girls.’

Pregnant Monster Woman



We’re Glad it never Rained today; Art of the week

This week I decided to pick one of the first paintings I did that I actually felt proud of. It is currently not for sale, but still hanging up on my living room wall. I think this is one I will keep because it represents a change in my style that I am glad I found.

It is 12×12 inches and painted on thin canvas. The canvas is textured as usual in ripped up paper, card and flower stencil. I have used some Shakespearean and musical note paper. Since creating this painting I have used my patchwork girls in a couple of other paintings, and hope to use her many more times in the future.



I Love You; Patchwork Girl

A doodle of one of my original patchwork girls with a balloon… only this time she is holding a heart shaped balloon for Valentines Day.



Love Cats… illustration

Black and white illustration of two cats in love… Love Cats.